As a lifelong lover of geography, and an arm chair traveler, for years before we traveled, I would read the books and watch the tv shows of all the glorious places around the world, and dream.... one day:-)
Then we started to cruise, and the one thing I love to do, in a port we have never been to, is to take an island, or city tour to get the lay of the land.
I love to see the way the people live in different places, where they shop, local places, hear the stories of the port, if people are willing to share..
Going from LaGuira, to Caracas was like a page from my geography book.The ranchitos in the hills, the woman beating her clothe son the rocks in the river as we passed. My head was on swivle...I loved it!
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Often, the first time we visit an Island, we do take the Island Tour. We have done this on Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Others, we just take a snorkeling trip. Although many times the Island Tours are not very interesting, it does give you the geography, the flora, and the fauna.
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F Scott Fitzgerald
Seven Seas Voyager (30nts) - Dubai - Cape Town - Nov 14