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Muscat, Oman: Home of the 2nd Largest Carpet in the World

Oman! A brand new country not counting yesterday and a chance to explore an interesting city. Dave was all “get up get up get up” at some unreasonable hour so I got ready and made it off the boat by 9am, just in time to catch the shuttle to the city center. Our first order […]

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The Fjords of Oman

Our first port of call was Fujairah in the UAE. Dave and I had researched this area and there seemed to be literally nothing going on. The ship had a great excursion that actually bypassed Fujairah altogether and took us to Oman for the day on a dhow to see the fjords, which was thrilling […]

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Vista Suite on Silver Wind SilverSea Cruise

The Silver Wind

We had planned on going to breakfast some time before 10:30am, but when we awoke at 1pm…well, that was not possible. We packed, got ready, and arranged for a taxi to take us to Port Rashid around 2:30. Before leaving, we enjoyed a fantastic lunch by the pool and fountains. I had the chicken briyani, […]

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Dress up like Arabs on Dubai Desert Safari

Desert Safari from Dubai

Dave, in a childlike “its Christmas morning” way, was eager to start the day at 9am. Having gone to bed 6 hours ago, I was not so eager, but I still got up anyways. We didn’t really have any plans, but we both got ready to start the day regardless. The first order of business […]

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Hauptwache Plaza Frankfurt, Germany

Germany to Dubai – Honeymoon kick-off!

After an amazing flight via business class from Frankfurt to Dubai on Lufthansa, we arrived around 11:30pm local time. The airport was enormous and new, much like everything in Dubai. The arrivals hall, however, was a mess. Dave and I stood in line for over 45 minutes waiting for our turn to clear the border, […]

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The best engagement story ever

Waking up today was just plain miserable. I got about 4 hours of sleep and felt tired and gross. We quickly got ready and packed (again!) because today we would be going to Jerusalem. Rachel and I went down to breakfast and practically inhaled cereal while standing at a table because we are always, always […]

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Golan Heights Hike

After not much sleep at all, we were up at 7 to shower, get ready, and get breakfast around 730, bus by 8am. I had a small breakfast of juice and cereal, as the emphasis here seems to be on eggs. We left on the bus, bound for a hike in the Golan Heights. During […]

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Goldstar beer on Birthright in Golan Heights Israel

The start of My Mayanot Birthright Trip to Israel!

After a goodbye filled with both the excitement of Birthright and the nervousness of meeting over 40 new people with whom I’d be spending the next 10 days, I headed into T4 at JFK.  I expected to be one of the first ones there because I was 20 minutes early, but it turned out that […]

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