Monthly Archives: October 2013

Muara, Brunei Darussalam

We docked at Muara some 45 minutes from the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan in this oil rich country on the Island of Borneo. The country is sandwiched in between the two Malaysian provinces of Sarawak and Sabah. We visit … Continue reading

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Singapore

ur visit to Singapore was rather short.  We arrived at 3:00 pm on Monday and the all aboard was 1:00 pm on Tuesday.  It seemed that the port call was more for the convenience of Holland America as they changed … Continue reading

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Nha Trang, Vietnam

I was first in Nha Trang fifteen years ago as part of a one month tour, but tourism was not as developed as it is now. Currently there are five direct flights a week to Moscow and Russians make up … Continue reading

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Hong Kong, China

If you haven’t been to Hong Kong for awhile, you should plan a trip back.  There are many new and interesting things to do and see.  I have only two days here so I had to pick and choose.  I … Continue reading

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Shanghai, China

This is my fourth trip to Shanghai since the early 1980s so I no longer do any sightseeing.  However, the sail in up the Huangpu river and underneath the Huangpu Bridge to the cruise terminal very near The Bund is … Continue reading

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Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki is a Japanese port of  longstanding.  It is also a highly industrial area which made it one of the chosen targets in 1945 for the use of atomic attacks. It was a plutonium bomb that was dropped here on … Continue reading

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Seto Inland Sea, Japan

We departed Kobe at 5:00 am on Wednesday to travel some 400 miles to Nagasaki to avoid Typhoon Wipha which was about to wreak havoc in the Tokyo area and which would affect travel on the North Pacific Ocean near … Continue reading

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