Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 117 At Sea

Today was another relaxing day at sea….  It was a day dedicated to reading and relaxing in the sun.  We are moving right along as we make our way to Egypt.  The security measures are all in place for protection from pirates and we will make haste to get through dangerous waters as soon as possible,  That is why we will be arriving into Safaga on the afternoon of the 4th as opposed to the morning of the 5th.  Tonight was a formal night with an Indian theme, Maharajah and Maharani Night…..  Many people dressed in Indian attire for the occasion and it was quite fun.  Tomorrow will be our 3rd day at sea out of 6 in total.  I should be quite rested by then.


Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 116 At Sea

What a magnificent day!  It felt so good to have a day to relax….  After 4 amazing days in India, going nonstop, it was time to take a break.  The high paced tempo that we were experiencing these last few days begins to take a toll.  It will give me a chance to heal my wounds and get ready for Egypt.  We will be arriving into Safaga Egypt on the Red Sea on April 4th at 4:00 pm.  This means that essentially we will have 6 days at sea counting today.  That should be very relaxing….




Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 115 Mumbai, India

Another very interesting day in Mumbai….  It was a day looking at the side of Mumbai normally hidden from tourist eyes.  Ed. Becky & I headed out at 7:30 am for another day of exploration.  First it was off to the Sassoon Docks which could have been a major photo stop but…. No cameras were allowed for security reasons.  It was an amazing place.  Next, we went to the Dhobi Ghats at Colaba…  It was pretty interesting plus we got to go all around the laundry.  Then we went to the Iscon Temple which is part of the Krisna sect of Hinduism.  Nice visit but no cameras allowed.  Then things got pretty interesting, our guide took us on a surprise visit to 2 fishing villages, the Colaba and Versova villages.  They were great stops but a bit sad because they really fit in the slum category.  Since we had planned on visiting the Dharavi slums out by the Mumbai airport we became pretty over weighted with slums today.  Great photo ops none the less….  In Dharavi we also stopped at the area where they make pottery, really nice.  The most interesting thing about the slums is that they are a bustling center for business and commerce.  The people were very open and friendly.  Great day!!!