Our Adventures in Sri Lanka

Safaris to spot leopards and elephants, swimming in the Indian Ocean, sipping tea in the mountains, and several more!

Our Nile Cruise

Starting in Cairo, we sailed to Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan.

Trouble at Sea: Our Red Sea Dive Trip in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

The Red Sea is one of the top diving destinations in the world, but Saudi Arabia is a very restrictive country to get into. That alone would have made the trip memorable...but then things went south and the Saudi Coast Guard and a hospital got involved.

Our Expedition to Jordan

Highlights included tracing the steps of Indiana Jones into Petra, following Lawrence of Arabia into Wadi Rum, and floating in the Dead Sea.

Discovering Turkey

We emersed ourselves in Istanbul, explored the white travertines of Pamukkale, and traced history through Laodikeia, Hierolopolis, and Cleopatra's Baths.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Italy

The cruise has ended.
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dubrovnik











Walked around the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croation with the passengers of several other cruise boats.







Aren't we supposed to be on those yellow tender vessels?


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Friday, April 24, 2009

Rhodes

Rhodes has a completely different air to it. It's proximity to Turkey can be seen in the moorish architecture. What about the castle?





I said no pictures!

Animal Gelato & Butchery











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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Santorini & Mikonos

Our first Greek island stop was Santorini.



We rode the gondola up to the top, walked around, then walked down the stairs...dodging donkeys.

Panorama of Santorini
Taking the ferry boat from the cruise ship to shore

See that zig-zag path up on the left?

View of zig-zag path from the gondola

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Venice

We've spent the last couple of days in Venice walking around the city befoure our cruise leave.

Canal Tour?

St. Marks Square?

Murano glass factory visit?
Pics

also, Kacey went in 4/4 08 and 11/26 08













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Cruising the Adriatic and Aegean

Aboard the Costa Fortuna


Our Itinerary:

4/20/09            Venice, Italy
4/21/09            Bari, Italy
4/22/09            Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
4/23/09            Santorini, Greece
4/24/09            Rhodes, Greece
4/25/09            At Sea
4/26/09            Dubrovnik, Croatia
4/27/09            Venice, Italy



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