Crossing the Panama Canal
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2M ago
Crossed the Panama Canal from Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. This was on a cruise ship. Crossing the Panama Canal from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, or vice versa, is a remarkable maritime journey that showcases one of the world's most impressive engineering feats.  The ship we were on is a bigger ship and used the new locks.  The new locks in the Panama Canal are called the Gatun East and Miraflores West locks. They were added between 2007 and 2016 as part of the canal's expansion. The new locks are larger than the original locks, allowing larger ships to travel thr ..read more
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Day Visit to Cartagena Colombia
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2M ago
Cartagena, Colombia is a vibrant city steeped in history and culture, this was a cruise ship day stop for me,  Here are some of the top things to do on a  visit to Cartagena Explore the Old Town. Cartagena's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is filled with charming cobblestone streets, colorful colonial buildings, and beautiful plazas.  Be sure to wander around the Plaza de BolĂ­var, the city's main square, and admire the architecture of the Palace of the Inquisition and the Cartagena Cathedral.  Cartagena old town Walk the City Walls. Cartagena's ..read more
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Labadee Haiti
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2M ago
Labadee in Haiti is private peninsula leased by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and was a stop on a cruise for me.  Here are some things you can do near Labadie Haiti cruise port Relax on the beach: Labadie is known for its beautiful beaches, so you can spend the day swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. There are also a few different beaches to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for you. Go ziplining: If you're looking for an adrenaline rush, you can go ziplining over the ocean. There are a few different zipline courses to choose from, so you can find one that's right for yo ..read more
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Kennedy Space Center Port Canaveral Florida
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3M ago
Visited the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral Florida, used a tour company as I don't drive and there is no public transportation is available for the visitor complex. It takes about half an Hour to get there from Orlando, Florida The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers launch viewing, a Saturn V rocket, and the real Space Shuttle Atlantis TIP: leave souvenir shopping for the last stop as you might not want to be caring around a bag of souvenir, as the space complex is huge. Above: The Rocket Garden showcases various historic rockets and missiles from the ..read more
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Puerto Plata Dominican Republic
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5M ago
Puerto Plata is a Port city in the Dominican Republic, located on the Atlantic Ocean at the base of Isabel de Torres Peak. Puerto Plata translates to "Silver Port" in Spanish. Puerto Plata Dominican Republic was a day stopover on Caribbean cruise, had booked a shore excursion to see the city and The Christ the Redeemer statue which is a famous landmark located at the summit of Mount Isabel de Torres. After a 10 minute walk to exit the Taino Bay Cruise Port, The tour bus was waiting for the group of folks that booked the tour. It takes about about half an hour to get from the Port to Mo ..read more
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Things to do in Vilnius Lithuania
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6M ago
Exploring Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, on a walking tour can be a delightful way to immerse yourself in its rich history, charming architecture, and vibrant culture. Arrival - Took a bus from Riga Latvia, cost was around 15 USD Stay: Stayed at a hotel on Gediminas Avenue which is the main street of Vilnius, It connects the historic city center and the Cathedral Square to the Lithuanian Parliament. Walking distance to most tourist attractions. Gediminas Avenue is lined with shops, cafes, and historic buildings.  Presidential Palace Vilnius Did the walking tour ..read more
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Old Town Panama Visit
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6M ago
Exploring the old town of Panama City, also known as Casco Viejo, is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the area. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with charming colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and a rich history that dates back to the 16th century. Visited Panama in February, spent a day in old town Panama and the next day crossing the Panama canal Things to do and see in Old town Panama 1. Plaza de la Independencia: This historic square is surrounded by beautiful colonial buildings and is a great place to learn about the area's history. Yo ..read more
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Fish Market Lake Victoria Kampala Uganda
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7M ago
Lake Victoria is the biggest lake in Africa.  Hired a motorcycle driver to take me Ggabba Market in Kampala. The Cost was 15 USD and included a fish dinner. Ggaba Fish Market is the largest fish market in Kampala. It is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, in the Ggaba neighborhood. The market is open from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week. It is a lively and colorful market, with a wide variety of fresh fish on offer. You can find Nile perch, tilapia, catfish, and many other species.  Was the only tourist at the market. Below are few photos, did ask for permission before taking pho ..read more
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Antarctica Cruise Costs and Tips
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8M ago
In January 2020 I went on a Expedition Cruise to King George Island in Antarctica. In my 20 plus years of travelling off and on, had already been to other 6 continents and this was a trip of a life time. Planning - Started planning for my Antarctica trip in 2018, looked at several different companies, there are few good one, I went with Adventure Life, its based out the USA, there are several tour operators offering tours to Antarctica in Europe and Australia, I just didn't want to deal with a company overseas in case of any issues. There are other Tour operators in the USA, the price Adventu ..read more
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Santiago Chile Travel
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8M ago
Visited Santiago in January 2020  I left after 2 days Airport to city takes about 30 minutes, have your hotel arrange for transportation to avoid any taxi scams. Civil protests were taking place Chile in response to a raise in the Santiago Metro's subway fare, increased cost of living, and inequality in the country. In Santiago the city streets one could see graffiti every where also burnt buildings and shops. Protest were still going on, there were protestors trying to break into shops for looting and armored police trucks were spray tear gas to disperse the crowds.  The evening ..read more
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