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16 Beautiful Sunsets from Around the World

Who doesn’t love a good sunset? Watching one can be one of the most memorable parts of a trip. Especially watching one with good friends and a drink in hand. I’ve been lucky enough to see some really beautiful sunsets in my travels. Although the sun is always the same, it’s amazing how different a […]

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Reading Signs Away from Home

Whether you can read the language or not, signs in other countries are often incomprehensible.  Yesterday my job had me working on languages that do not use Latin characters – namely, I was looking at Cyrillic for quite some time.  If you’ve never seen Cyrillic, just imagine that someone took the regular alphabet, added some numbers, […]

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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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