Category Archives: middle east

Religions Converging in Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Today we are in Israel where we will have a tour to both Jerusalem and Bethlehem.  It will be a full day for sure.  WeView full post »

Transiting the Suez Canal

The Suez Canal, also known by the nickname “The Highway to India”, is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt,View full post »

Chaotic Cairo

We are back in Egypt today and ready for another long day off of the ship.  Almost everyone on the ship is getting offView full post »

A Commanding View of St. Catherine’s Monastery

Today we arrived in Sharm el Sheikh, the “City of Peace”, which is situated on the southern tip of theView full post »

Easter in Petra

Happy Easter everyone!  This was one of the most amazing days we’ve had so far on this trip, and that’s saying a lot! View full post »

Temples and Tombs in Luxor

We leave the ship today for an overnight trip to Luxor, Egypt.  Our bus joined the group of coaches with a guardedView full post »

No Time to Buy in Dubai

This morning we woke up in our nice, new and very modern suite at the Park Hyatt Saadiyat Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi.  WeView full post »

From Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Today we are taking an overnight trip to a place we knew almost nothing about.  It was just a name we’ve heard fromView full post »

Taking a Slow Boat in Muscat

We sailed into the port of Muscat, Oman this morning with a bit of blue sky showing through the typical haze.  TheView full post »