The Death of Another Blog

Hi all, The time has come to say goodbye to this blog site.  The name was cumbersome and it started midway through my blogging history.  Never fear, however, I've a NEW blog that includes all the previous blogs and a few late posts that will be arriving eventually.  That site is now live: And … Continue reading The Death of Another Blog

Day 12: MSC Lirica Arabian Cruise

DUBAI It was an easy disembarkation this morning, slightly marred by having to deal with a greedy taxi driver.  He wouldn’t put on the meter, trying to bargain on an inflated flat rate to my hotel.  I knew it was illegal for him to do this so I argued behind, even at one point getting out … Continue reading Day 12: MSC Lirica Arabian Cruise