We’re back from the cruise, though not back home yet. We’re in Milan for a couple extra days, because we keep forgetting that by this time in an exhausting vacation all we want is to go home. However, Milan should be enjoyable. I just wanted to note that I’m not dead or anything, and to mention to anyone who doesn’t know about it (is there anyone??) that the trip has been chronicled (with piccies!) in the travel-and-moving blog, Avontuur.

Getting a pair of colds is not such a great way to finish off a cruise. Also, MSC Musica is not a ship I’d recommend traveling on: huge and pretty, but the organization, design, and anything requiring forethought and communication suck. And the food was bland and only available at set times. I will not be traveling on MSC again. However, we got to see Rome, Athens, Rhodes, Cairo and Giza, Genoa, Pompeii and now Milan, and I can’t think of a better way to spend the holidays.