Monthly Archives: October 2010

Semarang, Indonesia

Some of you familiar with Holland America Line (HAL) will know that they employ many Indonesian crew including all the cabin and dining room  stewards, many kitchen staff, sailors and Front Office staff as well as maintenance staff.  HAL runs … Continue reading

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Singapore

I had a day in Singapore last February on my way into Malaysia.  We stopped here for only a day this time.  There is actually quite a lot to see in Singapore and I filled my day with things I … Continue reading

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

I was in Sihanoukville three years ago when I did a two week tour of Cambodia.  At that time I stayed at a hotel on the beach and we toured the main sites around the town and the surrounding countryside.  … Continue reading

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Laem Chabang (Bangkok) Thailand

We had a two day stay at this port which is two hours drive south of Bangkok and one hour north of Pattaya Beach.  Laem Chabang is the main port of Thailand and the cruise terminal is in the midst … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon) Vietnam

We had a very short visit to this city due to the long distance from the port at Phu My.  The road was in terrible condition for a main road from a large port to the industrial centre and we … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

I have been to Hong Kong many times but you would hardly know it was the same place as they keep building new things and moving old ones to new places.  It is still a great place to shop though … Continue reading

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Shanghai, China

We entered the Huangpu river on the 7 km trip up to our pier near the Bund in downtown Shanghai very early to a stunning sunrise. (photo) I am sure the red was due to the ever present pollution.  We … Continue reading

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