Sunday, May 2, 2010

An anti-cruise crusade

I am on a kind of "anti cruise crusade", having enjoyed the benefits of home exchange and more affordable forms of travel.  Instead of briefly, very briefly,  visiting ports of call on a cruise itinerary, home exchange gives you the opportunity to live the culture you are visiting, shop and walk the streets the way the locals do.  It is a rich experience which surpasses anything a brief hop off a cruise ship can allow.   

These pictures, showing a man doing ablutions before entering a mosque, a couple at a bank machine and seniors working out on exercise equipment in a park illustrate what I mean.