Phuket, Thailand

When we arrived in Phuket, it was overcast and threatening rain. We decided to stay onboard the ship and not venture out onshore. Here are some photos I took from the ship. Our last stop will be Singapore where we will disembark and our cruise will come to a sad end.

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Embarcation in Abu Dhabi

We arrived at the Abu Dhabi port around 11:30 to begin the boarding process. We enjoyed going to the “front of the line” due to our status with Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines. Here are the officers on the Celebrity Constellation: After embarcation, we hung around the pool area, visited a couple bars and went…

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Malaga, Spain

Situated along the Costa del Sol, Malaga boasts beautiful beaches, picturesque gardens and a quaint historic quarterIts easygoing lifestyle and sunny weather make it a favourite vacation spot.  Malaga was the last of the Moorish cities to fall to the Catholic Monarchs. With the conquest of Granada in 1492, Islamic rule in the Iberian Peninsula…

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Valencia, Spain

A taste of Valencia means the local specialty – – – paella. The origins of Valencia’s ‘foodie’ contribution to Spanish cuisine goes back to 714AD. Arabs invaded this Roman colony and called it Ballansiya. Then the Moors built mosques, traded silk and spices and ceramics and devoured these casserole dishes. The Catholics drove in 1238…

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Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to Barcelona. It is unlike any other city in Spain. It has personality. It’s the Paris of the Spanish Riviera with grand boulevards. Thriving arts. Culture. With proud Spanish heritage. Famous for Gaudi, the architect of modern cutting-edge buildings and facades. I took a walk along Las Ramblas, which is an awe-struck, tree-lined boulevard…

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At the bottom of the earth – Antarctica

In February of 2014, Sylvia and I travelled to the bottom of the earth . . . Antarctica.  Why . . . you ask?  It’s on our bucket list, we are healthy and it’s there!  so we did. We flew from Calgary to Houston, USA, then on to Buenos Aires, Argentina; a day later, we…

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