rcodel http://威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/rcodel en-US Copyright © 2019,rcodel daily 1 1 <![CDATA[Home !!]]> It's great to be back home again.The <a href='/United-States/House'>House</a> survived the winter without any problems.What a wonderful experience we have had and have learned so much. rcodel 大急流城,United States Thu,09 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=219135 0 42.96333 -85.66806 <![CDATA[London]]> <div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99614' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN03501.jpg' border=0><br>Buckingham Palace</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>It was great to be back in London again,especially for Dad who knows this city so well and loves it.We wandered around town and happened upon the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.We went to St.<a href='/United-States/Martin'>Martin</a> in the Fields church which Mom loves because they usually have a lunch time musical performance.This time it was a lovely rehearsal of sacred music sung by academy choir students rehearsing for a service.<p style='clear:both;'/>We also happened upon an American high school band touring group performing in the park for the lunch time workers in town very close to the Big Ben,Parliament and Westminster Abbey.Tomorrow we fly home. rcodel Southampton,United Kingdom Tue,07 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=219132 0 50.9 -1.4 <![CDATA[Honfleur]]> Instead of going to <a href='/France/Honfleur'>Honfleur</a>,due to tides,we docked at [[France/Le-<a href='/United-States/Havre'>Havre</a>]].We took a 30 minute bus ride to <a href='/France/Honfleur'>Honfleur</a> which is an old,quaint fishing village.This was the last day of our cruise and we're off to London tomorrow for a few days.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99612' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN03481.jpg' border=0><br>Honfleur</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99613' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN03491.jpg' border=0><br>Honfleur</a></div> rcodel Le Havre,France Mon,06 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=219130 0 49.5 0.1333333 <![CDATA[Wine country]]> <div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99347' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0347.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>Bordeaux is on the Gironde River and is located 70 kilometers up river from the Atlantic.We docked right downtown.Amazingly enough this river has a huge tide of 5 meters so every 6 hours our ship was going up and down vis-a-vis the land.<p style='clear:both;'/>Most of the buildings in old Bordeaux were built in the 18th century and they all tend to look alike with 4 <a href='/United-States/Story'>Story</a> sandstone structures withr rectangular windows.It is a really inviting beautiful city which we thoroughly enjoyed.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99344' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0344.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>Of course the Bordeaux area is known for its <a href='/United-States/Vineyards'>Vineyards</a> and wineries.Anyone who has a <a href='/United-States/House'>House</a> and produced approved appellation wine is called a Chateau.There are over 6,000 of them in the Bordeaux area.One day we traveled about 1 hour <a href='/Nigeria/North'>North</a> of the city of Bordeaux to the Medoc area.We visited the famous Chateau Margaux and went to the Chateau Paloumey for a wine tasting presentation.It was a great learning experience.Franklin,you would have loved it here.By chance the head sommelier was with us and agreed with us that the wine of this small Chateau was mediocre to poor.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99345' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0345.jpg' border=0><br>Chateau Margaux</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99346' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0346.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>In this area the best wines are gorwn in <a href='/United-States/Sandy'>Sandy</a>,gravel soil.The individual vines can live up to 50 -60 years.Once a new vine is a year or two old,irrigation is prohibited by law. rcodel 波尔多葡萄酒,France Fri,03 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=217509 0 44.8333333 -0.5666667 <![CDATA[Bilbao]]> Our visit to <a href='/Spain/Bilbao'>Bilbao</a>,where we wanted to see the Gugenheim Museum,was canceled due to rough seas.So,we stopped in Santander instead for a few hours.After wandering around town on our own we went to a very old cathedral.The construction began in the 12th century.Then,another church was built on top of it,and finally a third one.By chance there was beauriful organ music which,when it stopped,we met the "organist" who was a <a href='/Iran/German'>German</a> man hired by the cathedral to tune the more than 2,000 pipes by blowing on them and banging on them to correct the sound.He has lived in the cathedral for 6 months so far and the plan is to increase the organ's pipes to 6,000.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99343' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0343.jpg' border=0><br>View from balcony</a></div> rcodel Santander,Spain Thu,02 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=217507 0 43.4647222 -3.8044444 <![CDATA[Lisbon]]> <div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99342' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0341.jpg' border=0><br>Cascais and Estoril</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>It was fun being back in Lisbon.We were here about 7 years ago on a round-the-world trip.We went to <a href='/Portugal/Sintra'>Sintra</a>,<a href='/Portugal/Cascais'>Cascais</a> and <a href='/Portugal/Estoril'>Estoril</a> which are all on the Atlantic coast.Mom got homesick since we drove past <a href='/Brazil/Caxias'>Caxias</a> where she lived as a teenager.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99339' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0337.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99340' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0338.jpg' border=0><br>Belem Tower</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99341' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0340.jpg' border=0><br>Coffee in Sintra</a></div> rcodel Lisbon,Portugal Tue,31 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=217506 0 38.7166667 -9.1333333 <![CDATA[Cadiz]]> Cadiz is a really nice old town with very narow streets.Lovely typical Spanish old town.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99291' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0334.jpg' border=0><br>View from balcony</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99292' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0335.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99293' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0336.jpg' border=0></a></div> rcodel Cadiz,Spain Mon,30 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=217070 0 36.5336111 -6.2994444 <![CDATA[Malaga]]> We went to the beautiful,ritzy,international resort of <a href='/Spain/Marbella'>Marbella</a>,which is on the way to Gibraltar.It is truly a beautiful town.Of course the high-light is the marina which is filled with yachts ranging from 200 feet down to our size.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99145' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0331.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99146' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0332.jpg' border=0><br>major Sea Ray market share</a></div> rcodel Malaga,Spain Sun,29 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=217069 0 36.7166667 -4.4166667 <![CDATA[Barcelona]]> We had been really looking forward to visiting one of our favorite cities,Barcelona,again.Wonderful weather for walking on Las Ramblas.Not much has changed,but we accidentally found ourselves near a demonstration,shots were fired,a police helicopter over us,so we decided to get the heck out.They were probably demonstrating against <a href='/Spain'>Spain</a>'s austerity programs brought about by <a href='/Spain'>Spain</a>'s dire economic and financial condition.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98990' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0329.jpg' border=0><br>Las Ramblas</a></div> rcodel Barcelona,Spain Fri,27 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=216148 0 41.3833333 2.1833333 <![CDATA[Marseille]]> We went to <a href='/France/Aix_en_Provence'>Aix-en-Provence</a> which is about half an hour drive from <a href='/France/Marseille'>Marseille</a>.This area of France is very dry and it rains only in January and February.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99033' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0317.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99034' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0320.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>The old town of <a href='/France/Marseille'>Marseille</a> is built in the shape of a U with a huge marina in the middle with literally thousands of sailboats and motor boats.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99035' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0321.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99037' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0323.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99036' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0322.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98987' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0326.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>As we left the harbor the captain took us next to the fortress made famous by Alexandre <a href='/United-States/Dumas'>Dumas</a>' character,the Count of Monte Cristo,who was fictional and was actually never locked up here.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98988' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0327.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98989' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0328.jpg' border=0><br>Count of Monte Cristo Castle</a></div> <p style='clear:both;'/> rcodel Marseille,France Thu,26 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=216145 0 43.3 5.4 <![CDATA[Portovenere and Pisa]]> <a href='/Italy/Portovenere'>Portovenere</a> is another quaint coastal fishing village.Here we went to Pisa.Franklin,on our way to Pisa we were within 10 <a href='/Australia/Miles'>Miles</a> of <a href='/Italy/Lucca'>Lucca</a> .<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99029' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0309.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99030' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0310.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99031' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0315.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=99032' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0316.jpg' border=0></a></div> rcodel Portovenere,Italy Wed,25 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=216141 0 44.05 9.85 <![CDATA[Rome]]> <a href='/Italy/Civitavecchia'>Civitavecchia</a> is the port town for Rome which was too far away to make it worthwhile to visit again.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98991' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0308.jpg' border=0></a></div> rcodel Civitavecchia,Italy Tue,24 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=216139 0 42.1 11.8 <![CDATA[Sorrento and Isle of Capri]]> Sorrento is a pretty little coastal town situated high on a rocky <a href='/Barbados/Cliff'>Cliff</a>.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98993' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0304.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98994' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0305.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>We took a fast <a href='/United-States/Ferry'>Ferry</a> to the Isle of Capri which is a beautiful island with a town high on a rocky hill accessible by car or funicular.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98992' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0303.jpg' border=0><br>Isle of Capri from ship</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98995' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0306.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98996' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0307.jpg' border=0><br>Grand Isle marina on Isle of Capri</a></div><br> rcodel Sorrento,Italy Mon,23 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=216136 0 40.6166667 14.3666667 <![CDATA[Tiberias,Nazareth and Haifa]]> Today we drove from Jerusalem east to the Dead Sea,north along the Jordan River,which is the boundary between Jordan and Israel,to the Sea of Galilee,then west to Nazareth,and finally to the Mediterranean city of Haifa where our ship awaited us.<p style='clear:both;'/>Jerusalem is at a high altitude.The west side of the city is green and the east side is desert.The Dead Sea is ther lowest place on earth at 1,500 feet below sea level.<p style='clear:both;'/>We had lunch on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias.We could see the Golan Heights on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee.The Sea of Galilee is really a fresh water lake and in Hebrew the world for it is lake.<p style='clear:both;'/>It is unbelievable to us now that we are here and have learned so much that Obama would want to give up the Golan Heights because it would deprive Israel of its only source of water.As a precaution against this happening Israel is quickly building desalinization plants along the Mediterranean Sea to produce its supply of water,most of which now comes from the Sea of Galilee.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98622' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0293.jpg' border=0><br>Sea of Galilee</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98623' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0295.jpg' border=0><br>Golan Heights</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>In Nazareth we went to the Church of Annunciation,one of Christendom's most revered shrines and the largest church in the middle east,where the archangel Gabriel revealed to Mary that she would be the mother of the Messiah.Under the church we saw the cave where Mary had lived.On top of the front of the church is a statue of Jesus.By chance there was a live white dove sitting on his head.Our tour guide went crazy since this is almost miraculous.The dove signifies the Holy Spirit.Notice the dove in the photo.Inside the church there is a mural of Jesus with a dove over his head.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98624' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0296.jpg' border=0><br>Church of Annunciation</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98625' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0297.jpg' border=0><br>Live dove over Jesus' head</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98626' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0298.jpg' border=0><br>See dove over Jesus' head</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>We also visited the Church of Joseph which is built over chambers where he lived and Mary lived nearby down the street -- friendly neighbors.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98627' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0299.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98628' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0301.jpg' border=0><br>Joseph's bed</a></div> <p style='clear:both;'/>Haifa is a beaujtiful city on the Mediterranean Sea.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98629' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0302.jpg' border=0><br>Haifa</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>To add a little perspective to Israel we were told that it is smaller in size than Lake Michigan.<p style='clear:both;'/>We leave Israel with a totally new understanding of this fascinating and wonderful country. rcodel Haifa,Israel Fri,20 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=215152 0 32.8155556 34.9891667 <![CDATA[Bethlehem and Jerusalem]]> <div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98606' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0272.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>We spent the day traveling from Ashdod to Jerusalem where we stayed overnight in a hotel.This special two day tour was a complimentary event for world cruisers.We first went to Bethlehem which is in Palestinian territory where no <a href='/Israel'>Israel</a>is are allowed.We saw the wall that separates <a href='/Israel'>Israel</a> from Palestine form the Palestinian side.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98612' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0280.jpg' border=0><br>Entrance to Palestine</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98611' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0278.jpg' border=0><br>Wall from Palestine side</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>In Bethlehem we visited the Church of Nativity which is built on the spot where <a href='/Paraguay/Jesus'>Jesus</a> was born in a cave.Mary was living in this cave with animals because she was about to deliver and was turned away at the inn.The belief was that a woman is unclean for 40 days after giving birth so the inkeeper thought he would not be able to rent his room for 40 days -- so he made a financial decision to send her away.She gave birth in a nearby cave which also housed the animals of the shepherds.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98607' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0273.jpg' border=0><br>Bending to enter church showing humility</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98608' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0274.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98609' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0275.jpg' border=0><br>Church of Nativity</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98610' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0276.jpg' border=0><br>Bethlehem</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>We had lunch in East Jerusalem.The guide told us "look East Jerusalem is not a war zone contrary to popular belief".We learned while we were here that <a href='/Japan/Obama'>Obama</a> made a speech about giving up territory including where we had lunch today.His thoughts seem incomprehensible to us from our experience here.<p style='clear:both;'/>In the afternoon we visited the Mount of Olives and Temple Mount,the place where <a href='/Paraguay/Jesus'>Jesus</a> was prepared for burial and buried in the holy sepulchre.We also went to the Wailing Wall which is in Temple Mount.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98613' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0281.jpg' border=0><br>Temple Mount from Mount of Olives</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98619' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0289.jpg' border=0><br>Temple Mount</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98614' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0282.jpg' border=0><br>Old city of David from Mount of Olives</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98615' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0283.jpg' border=0><br>Young soldiers</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98616' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0284.jpg' border=0><br>Old town Jerusalem</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98617' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0286.jpg' border=0><br>Jesus' tomb - Holy Sepulchre</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98620' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0291.jpg' border=0><br>Wailing wall</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98618' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0288.jpg' border=0><br>Annointing stone</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>In the evening we had an exclusive outdoor dinner party.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98621' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0292.jpg' border=0><br>Dinner party</a></div><p style='clear:both;'/> rcodel Jerusalem,Israel,West Bank Thu,19 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=215147 0 31.7678725501421 35.2400207519531 <![CDATA[Israel]]> Ashdod is an Israeli resort town that is quite beautiful.We were told that the French make this their <a href='/New-Zealand/Summer'>Summer</a> vacation retreat and have bought a lot of the condos which stay empty most of the year.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98605' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0271.jpg' border=0></a></div> rcodel Ashdod,Israel Wed,18 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=215144 0 31.8166667 34.65 <![CDATA[Suez Canal]]> <div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98602' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0265.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><a href='/Egypt/Port-Said'>Port Said</a> is at the northern endf of the Suez Canal.We started transiting the canal at 6 am and arrived here at 4 pm.The Suez Canal has one way traffic and ships travel in a convoy.We were the first of 20 ships and were led by an Egyptian navy ship.Sand,sand,and more sand.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98601' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0263.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98603' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0269.jpg' border=0></a></div> rcodel Port Said,Egypt Tue,17 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=215141 0 31.2666667 32.3 <![CDATA[Sharm El Sheikh]]> Sharm El Sheikh is located on the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula.It is an international resort where several world summits have been held.We realized from speaking with local William Hill篮球投注people on the street that there is a strong anti-American sentiment.We drove past a hospital which was surrounded by military vehicles and learned that Mubarek and his wife were inside.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98600' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0262.jpg' border=0></a></div> rcodel Sharm ash Shaykh,Egypt Mon,16 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=214473 0 27.8636111 34.2880556 <![CDATA[Egypt]]> We went to Hurghada,about one hour drive away,to the biggest beach resort in Egypt.It was very modern with 5-star resorts which cater to Europeans on holiday.It was very eerie since there was not a single person on the street,the outdoor restaurants,咖啡馆、etc,were empty and most of the shops were closed.Our guide told us that the reason was due to tourist cancelations because of the Egyptian revolution.<p style='clear:both;'/>The president of Regent joined us here and told us that when he arrived in Cairo yesterday,the large international airport was totally empty and that he was the only guest at the Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo.This country is going to have major economic probloems,more so than it already has had for many years.<p style='clear:both;'/>The generator part arrived here from <a href='/Germany'>Germany</a> and has been installed.We are back up to full power.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98247' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0260.jpg' border=0><br>Ghost town</a></div> rcodel Bur Safajah,Egypt Sat,14 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=213758 0 26.7333333 33.9333333 <![CDATA[Jordan]]> <div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98237' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0247.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/>We are in Aqaba,<a href='/Jordan'>Jordan</a>,and have successfully navigated through pirate alley without any incident in a convoy escorted by some war ships which we saw in the distance.<p style='clear:both;'/>There were armed Israeli security William Hill篮球投注people on board patrolling the decks with binoculars,etc.When we went through a narrow strait between the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea we were told that it is called Hell's Gate and is the hottest place in the world which is probably true since it was very hot.<p style='clear:both;'/><a href='/Jordan'>Jordan</a> is a beautiful,mountainous country but with little vegetation.We went to Wadi Rum which is famous for Lawrence of Arabia.In fact,the movie was actually filmed there.We drove through the desert in a four wheel drive vehicle driven by a local bedouin and also visited a local bedouin camp.Dad was in heaven remembering driving in his jeep through the dunes in <a href='/United-States/Rehoboth-Beach'>Rehoboth Beach</a>.The landscape was spectacular with lots of sand and rock formations.<p style='clear:both;'/>In the evening at the pool bar I recognized the voice of a man sitting next to me.It turned out to be Charles <a href='/Australia/Gibson'>Gibson</a> from ABC.He was most known for his long stint at Good Morning America.He said he also grew up in Washington and went to Sidwell Friends - small world.<p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98238' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0248.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98239' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0249.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><br><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98240' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0250.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98241' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0251.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98242' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0252.jpg' border=0></a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98243' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0253.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-right:10px;float:left;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98244' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0255.jpg' border=0><br>Bedoin camp</a></div><div class='borderedPhoto' style='margin-left:10px;float:right;'><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98245' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img2.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/300/DSCN0256.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/><div class='borderedPhoto' ><a href='/Photos/PhotoView.aspx?imageID=98246' class='photoLink' ><img src='http://img.www.hope4u1.com/UserPhotos/27346/580/DSCN0257.jpg' border=0></a></div><p style='clear:both;'/> rcodel Al 'Aqabah,Jordan Thu,12 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/TripView.aspx?tripID=26621 http://www.威廉希尔篮球投注www.hope4u1.com/CommentView.aspx?commentID=213757 0 29.5266667 35.0077778