So back on December 30th, we talked about one of my Bucket List items for 2012. As you may recall, I created a bucket list of items that I want to complete, not just before I die, but THIS YEAR!
I’m a cruise person– I’ve been on a ton of them and I want to continue. There’s so many diverse things to do, so many great people to meet– and countless awesome destinations to visit. So my goal was to complete a cruise that saw some new ports. I’ve done the Caribbean. I’ve been to Mexico and forgot half the visits. Panama Canal was fantastic… but it’s done. So in 2012, I wanted to do something NEW!
I’m very happy to report that I was able to scratch another item off the Bucket List for 2012… because I just returned from a cruise that sailed between Barcelona, Spain and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I’ve never been to Europe. Never been to the Middle East. Never sailed through the Suez Canal. And never fought off pirates. Until now. Well, maybe that pirate bit was an exaggeration. Whatever.
So we left Barcelona on a clear day.
And then we were off! First stop: Alexandria, Egypt. We will go into more detail later this week… but we saw the pyramids. And had no other excitement.
After that, we went through the Suez Canal.
Next Stop: Aqaba, Jordan.
After Jordan, we were back to Egypt! Docking in Safaga, we took a day trip to Luxor. Valley of the Kings, a cruise on the Nile, the Karnak Temple. It was a very moving day.
Finally done with port calls, we had six wonderful days at sea. Days at sea is when the trouble begins.
We disembarked in Dubai and took a city tour before heading to the airport. Of course, we took the obligatory photo at the Burj Al Arab hotel.
It was a great trip and we will definitely be going into more detail over the coming days. More stories. More photos. More fun. At least I hope.
Just to recap what I’ve done and what I need to do in the next six months:
2012 Bucket List
1. Complete a 2-week juice fast.
2. Attend a “Destination Party”
3. Produce a Mini-Documentary
4. Camp for a Week… with Diverse Friends.
5. Go on a “NEW” Cruise
6. Learn Something, Make a Change
7. Pete. Pete. Pete.
Whoa! This means I’m over halfway there? Awesome.
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