Category Travel

Da Nang: The Beauty of the Marble Mountain

If someone asked me, “When did you fall in love with Viet Nam?”  My reply would be, in Da Nang.  I feared being sad of arriving in Da Nang.  I know just to much about the events that occurred here in 1974 that would prove to be the early days of the fall of the […]

We just reached Da Nang

Good morning folks. We just reached the dock in Chan May, which is north of Da Nang. We will post a story once we have one. Francis has already done two shows to great applause.

Vietnam: Ha Long City Centre…A Royal Amusement Park: Part Two

After a safe lunch on board the ship, Francis and set out again to explore this port, still wondering what prompted Crystal to bring us here.  We decided to follow the directions that the local tourism person had given us originally.  Reaching the shore in the tender, we were again approached by the locals trying […]

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Vietnam: Ha Long City Center…with a bag of blood: Part One

I don’t know what could have prepared me for our morning arrival in Viet Nam.  I grew up at a time when Americans were raised to hate Viet Nam, that it was a place of bad things.  This still didn’t deter me from wanting to see what it actually is today, but I have to […]

All of Hong Kong: Hitting our peak and looking for pirates

(PLEASE NOTE: if you have not read Day One in Hong Kong, you will want to scroll down and begin there first.  I know that they appear out of order here on the homepage, but that is because we did not have internet until this morning.  I’m posting them in proper order.  I hope that […]

All of Hong Kong: From the back alleys of Kowloon to Victoria’s Peak…and a Tailor

First, I would like to apologise for the delay, we just got our internet hooked up on the ship.  As you reading this, we are actually cruising the South China Sea on our way to Hanoi.  I will post Day Two in Hong Kong a little later today, and then get us back on track.  […]

Two iPad photos…better pics coming soon.

From PHL to HKG: First Time Flyers, The Refuge, The Screaming Baby, and Hotel Upgrade.

So, here I am in Hong Kong, the Dorsett Hotel in Mongkok. It’s a short distance from here to the ship at the Ocean Terminal. Now first know, if I mess up, it’s because I have been traveling for 24 hours just to get here. Also, I do have pictures, and I will post them […]

The Adventure Begins…

Today was the first day of my travel adventure, not because I begin to physically travel, but all of my paperwork arrived.  I now have my cabin number, hotel reservations in Hong Kong for one night, and our first change to the itinerary.  If you have been watching the world news, you may be aware […]