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Cruise Port of Call Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a “British Overseas Territory” located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula on the north side of the Straights of Gibraltar. It’s relatively small with a total area of 2.6 square miles and is bordered to the north by Spain. The landscape is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar at the foot […]

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The Cruise Port of Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi is a beach resort town and a favorite cruise ship destination. It is only 12 miles from the port to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the areas major attractions. Kusadasi is considered one of the most important destination cities in the Aegean because of its important historical sites that include Ephesus and […]

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The Port of Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi is a popular port of call because of its location near some of the worlds greatest ancient historical sites like Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis.

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Africa & The Middle East Short Stories

Jerusalem, A Ladder And A Church

The story of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and a ladder against a second story window. Recognized by Emperor Constantine in 330 A.D. as the sight of the Crucifixion, burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ the church is one of the most visited sights in the Christian faith.

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Finding Jesus In Jerusalem

Going to Jerusalem and visiting the historic places associated with Jesus’ last days. Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, The Way of the Cross – Via Dolorosa, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the room of the Last Supper

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Africa & The Middle East

A Visit To The Holy Land Part 1 of 3

Jerusalem For what should be an insignificant piece of land sitting at a crossroads going from someplace to someplace else, this spot has historically been the center of a lot of attention. In planning for this trip we did a deep dive into the history of this city and for a five thousand year history […]

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Visiting The Holy Land Part 2 of 3

Oh Jerusalem Before a recent visit to Jerusalem I spent some time looking into its history. I arranged this history by pulling from dozens of articles and weaving them into a consistent and continuous narrative. To speak about Jerusalem is often like stumbling around in the dark. Visiting Jerusalem might help to push back the […]