Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just a slight change in plans...

Pirate attacks are no longer the stuff of movies. In the Gulf of Aden acts of piracy have been increasing. After the recent attempted attack of a passenger cruise ship, the Institute for Shipboard Education decided to adjust our itinerary slightly. Instead of going from Spain to Italy, Turkey, and Egypt, the MV Explorer is now going from Spain to Morocco and then following the coast of Africa down to Namibia and South Africa. After spending time in South Africa we will sail to Mauritius and then return to our previously scheduled destination of India.

My reaction to all this? Well, I am stoked beyond belief that I get to cross the equator! I am equally excited to visit more African countries. Sadly I will not have a chance to ride a camel in front of the pyramids. Or fight off Pyrovile with a water pistol (inside joke). Overall I think I will enjoy the new ports and I am extremely glad that I took History of Pre-Colonial Africa this past semester!

3 comments:

Kahsia said...

Here I am becoming more and more technically saavy. You and Dad don't have to "snicker" behind my back anymore. I am really, really glad they changed your itinerary. Just a nervous Mom. I also like your French blog.

AuntieJacq said...

So exited for you Kendra. So behind you in your amazing journey. Cant wait to see who you are when you get back. Love, Jacqueline

Teresa C said...

Aw. No pyrovile with a water pistol. You don't get to blow up a volcano and cause the destruction of an entire civilization? thats a bummer. it sounds like so much fun anyway