Welcome to the Dr. Don Klein web site. To eliminate any confusion with another individual by the same name: I am the one who presents lectures on cruise ships in the Amazon, Latin America and the Mediterranean; who is a professional writer/photographer; spent a year as a Captain in the USAF in Viet Nam; drove from London to Cape Town in his Land-Rover; sells collectible books on line; and is the bibliographer of the Nobel Prize-winning author, Gabriel García Márquez.
This site will enable you to find links, lists, and loads of valuable information about my avocations, interests, and travels—over 150 countries on seven continents. The image you see at the top of this page is San Giorgio Maggiore (Island), designed by Palladio (1566), Venice, Italy.
My lectures are given exclusively on board small cruise ships. My cruise schedule varies from year to year. Some years I’m at sea a total of 4 months; some years (2017 for instance) a total of 10 months. I can always be reached by email at this web address. Ships use a narrow bandwidth satellite system that may result in the internet being slow, intermittent, or temporarily out of service. However, I will endeavor to reply no matter the circumstance.
If you are considering taking a cruise at the same time I’m on board (with Oceania Cruises or Regent 7 Seas) write with specific questions and I will get back to you. You will not find me on Asian, Pacific or Scandinavian itineraries but much of the rest of the world—especially the Mediterranean, Atlantic crossings, South America and the Amazon. Bon voyage!
This is not a blog per se but should I have comments regarding my far-flung activities they will appear here. Should you have a comment or question please send an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reply as quickly as possible.
I am also known by the following nicknames: Dr. Samba; Dr. Don; Dr. D. and the Brazilian one- word moniker, Donzinho (don-seen-you). I answer to any or all. Thanks for visiting!