Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Keeping Clean at Sea

The sea shower is a common practice on military and some private ships and my roommate Melanie says they were encouraged to do it in Australia when they had a severe drought. The sea shower goes against everything I love about showers. I'm pretty sure I'm responsible for the low water line at the Hoover Dam.

Sea showers are promoted on my ship among the crew for conservation reasons, but for me, it's more a matter of convenience.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Escorting My First Tour

Docked in Skagway, Alaska along with other cruise liners.

During most ports, the guests are given the option of purchasing land excursions. These are tours that can range from simple city highlights tours via a bus to more elaborate trips inland involving flights and overnight accommodations. On our cruise line in particular, the guests demand some fantastic tours, such as private tours of the Sistine Chapel, flights from Mumbai to the Taj Mahal, visits with tigers and cheetahs, and Lamborghini rentals in Monte Carlo. Understandably, all of these tours are extremely expensive.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Adventure Begins!

I'm on a ship!

The road getting here was less than smooth, involving cancelled flights and a check-in at the wrong hotel but eventually I made it to the ship for my first day of work.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Adventures Ahead!

Welcome to my blog! Here I will post about the new places I visit, the people I meet, and the adventures I encounter along the way. Besides having a great time and making new friends, I want to expand my awareness of worldwide cultures and practices. I believe that the more you know, the more you grow, and also the less you fear. I hope this blog will encourage you to add adventure to your own life and consider taking trips to countries outside your comfort zone. The world is a fascinating, beautiful place full of people who have something to teach us. Don't limit yourself to one corner of it. Each new experience enriches your life and makes you a more interesting and empathetic person.

At the Jama Masjid, the "World Reflecting Mosque", in Old Delhi, India.