Our third Viking port of call was Puntarenas, Costa Rica. As usual, several excursion choices were offered. We chose one entitled “Walk in the Clouds.” We boarded a bus for an hour’s drive from the coast up to the highlands of the central valley running through the country. Our Costa Rican tour guide spoke for[…]
Following our first port of Cabo San Lucas and three days at sea, our second port of call on the Viking world cruise was the famous tourist city Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, a state which is approximately the size of South Carolina. Tourism is its main[…]
This blog presents photos from one of India’s most beautiful states, Kerala, home to tea plantations, houseboats, and Kathakali dance.
I experienced wildlife in India that I had imagined could only be experienced on an African safari.
If one picture is worth a thousand words, then this picture blog would qualify as a small book. Mysore is a city of two million in southern India. Two million is considered a moderate size city in India. The Mysore Palace is the second most visited building in India after the Taj Mahal, and for[…]
Words are inadequate to describe India, absent firsthand experience. But I’ll try…
This blog includes a lengthy consideration of the Israeli history of its military occupation of Palestine. Background Context for this Blog This blog was written during our ten-day visit to Israel. My wife Susan’s sister Aliza has lived in Israel for decades. In our thirty-five years of marriage Susan and I have visited Israel at[…]
Greetings from the Tahitian island of Moorea. Susan and I visited Moorea thirty years ago for part of one day around when we worked as entertainers on Royal Viking Lines. Cruise ships typically spend less than one day in most ports of call. So we were easily seduced by an offer from Costco Travel for[…]
In this blog I will share photos from several ports that did not receive blogs dedicated to them. After the photos, I summarize my thoughts and lasting impressions of the world cruise.
This blog will offer photos from four Italian cities: Sorrento, Ostia, Pisa, and Lucca.