Since we don’t have a private jet our disposal, we found ourselves with a huge gap between the hour our luggage was unceremoniously deposited from the ship into the cavernous port terminal and the time we departed Mumbai airspace. “Wheels up” for the Air India jet was not until 1:30 AM on Saturday, which was…

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Rick’s sweet Aunt Sara was tending to pots on the stove and I was nearby watching all the flurry of activity that took place when the Spearman ladies prepared Sunday dinner. Aunt Sara smiled and told me that I needed to know that my new husband was a huge fan of rice. “I’ll never forget…

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Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, has had a checkered past with all the foreign invasions over the centuries, not to mention the internal strife and civil war resulting from disagreements between the major ethnic group, the Sinhalese, and the next largest ethnic group, the Tamils. They changed the name to Sri Lanka in 1972…

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The lovely islands of the Seychelles are in the rear view mirror. We are on course to make landfall again in a few days in the Maldives. We stopped at only three of the 115 islands, but I think it safe to say that this place is Garden-of-Eden beautiful. In fact, one of the islands…

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