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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo

Africa-Elephants

"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

Togo

Oh, my. We were blown away by the poverty in Ghana earlier this week, but it turns out that Ghana was the warm-up act for Togo. I think many people came in from the tours yesterday afternoon shell-shocked. It has taken a little time to process what we saw. I am going to write about…

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Local Color Colombo Style

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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Jungle Stories

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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Crossing the Equator Ceremony

I was paying homage to the god of weight and fitness this morning in hopes of absolution for my dietary sins committed over the last week and also for dietary sins I fully anticipate committing in the coming days. Yes, I was trudging along on the treadmill with only the vast Indian Ocean before me.…

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More on Matrimony, Indian Style

Meet Clyde. Clyde Rosario. Clyde was our guide as we ventured out to the backwaters of Alappuzha. That was a fun excursion, but listening to Clyde talk about life in India was more fun. Clyde is a walking, talking personification of the mash-up of cultures that has occurred through the centuries here in the state…

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Mustaches and Marriages

Today we ventured off the Azamara Journey for the first time since we departed Mumbai. We docked early this morning in Cochin (Kochi), India. Just after the harbormaster escorted us to the dock, his boat broke down, leaving Oceania’s Insignia without a way to dock, which can really mess up your day if you are…

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Craters

Years ago, we flew over Crater Lake, Oregon from time to time. It was so beautiful enveloped in snow and we talked about going to the national park there and seeing it from ground level. We still have never made it to Crater Lake National Park, but yesterday we took a boat ride across a…

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