|This beautiful python weighed close to 20 pounds|
Not all of Southeast Asia is as described in my last blog. Indeed, Singapore is just the opposite: Exceedingly clean, well run and economically successful. With a population of 5 million people, Singapore is highly controlled democracy and one of the busiest cargo ports in the world. Our Round Island Tour showed us parts of the island we had not seen before.
|Tiny fish nibble at our feet to clean away dead skin|
|The beautiful Eastern Oriental Hotel in Penang, Malaysia|
|Life on Kerala backwaters Cochin, India|
|Dhobi Ghat Laundry Mumbai, India|
|Our wonderful cabin steward|
Our first stop in the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Peninsula was Fujairah on the Gulf of Oman. It is a dry and barren land but very clean. We did a Desert Safari. 4 wheel SUVs drove us out to the desert, up, down, over and around the beautiful dunes. It’s quite a thrill. The weather now is extremely hot and will continue to be as we make our way into the next segment.