CUENCA, Spain: is an unusually well-preserved medieval fortified city. The Moors built the fortified city at the heart of the Caliphate of Cordoba in the early 8th century. Cuenca became an agricultural and textile manufacturing city, enjoying growing prosperity. Some remains of the Moorish fortress still survive, among the large aristocratic houses, monasteries, and churches from the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Aqaba, Jordan: Today Aqaba is Jordan's only seaport, and the city serves as an intriguing gateway for travelers. In the surrounding desert lies the lost city of Petra - a city that may date to 6,000 B.C. - and Wadi Rum, where an English soldier mystic named T.E. Lawrence found his destiny as "Lawrence of Arabia." #PrincessCruises I want to see this old fortress with you. #Travel