From January through April 2023, we are voyaging with Semester at Sea from the Global South to the Global North, from the sweltering Indian Ocean to the frigid North Sea, from East to West, across monsoons and savannas and deserts and forests and seas great and small. We’re sharing our voyage with 600 or so […]
This is our longest crossing of the voyage, 12 days at sea. We’re on our way from Mombasa at 4 ºS to Aqaba at 34 ºN. We’re on our way out of the deep tropics and heading back to desert latitudes. We’ll be in Jordan from Feb 12 – 16 and then head for the
Mombasa is an ancient city which has been a major way-station for Indian Ocean trading over thousands of years. Its history on the Swahili Coast owes as much to exchange with the Arab world and India than it does to the interior. Hindu temples and Christian churches are found throughout, and the Muslim call to
Wow! We spent an unforgettable six days traveling in Kenya while the ship was docked in Mombasa. This was one of the very best trips we’ve ever experienced. We did and saw too much to write it all down here, so I will just summarize in this post and include my rough notes at the
We left Mumbai on the evening of January 17. We were in good spirits. Our visit to India was interesting, but the shear numbers of people and vehicles as well as the air pollution were starting to wear on us a bit. We had 8 days of westward sailing ahead of us as
We pulled into the Port of Mumbai after five days traveling from Dubai at a very slow pace to allow time for student orientation and a couple of class days for each course. Disembarking through immigration and passport control took several hours, but the welcoming ceremony as we walked off was worth the wait. We
On our third night in Mumbai, we went to a live theater performance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. The theater is in an upscale neighborhood a couple of miles from the ship. We took a taxi and went out for a fabulous dinner at a fancy restaurant, then walked to the play.