Monthly Archives: March 2015

Day 82 – Saturday, March 28, 2015 – Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman – an interesting port. Located on the western extreme of the Omanian coast, not too far from the contentious country of Yemen. Growing from a small town of only a few thousand to a city of a few … Continue reading

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Day 70 & 80 -Wednesday & Thursday, March 26-27, 2015 – At Sea and Muscat, Oman

Wednesday, At Sea After two full days in Dubai my respiratory symptoms which have been an aggravation since Mumbai become much worse, leaving me with a deep chest cough. Since there was very little of interest scheduled onboard for this … Continue reading

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Day 78 – Tuesday, March 24 – 2015 – Dubai, UAE – Day 2

Our second day in Dubai started at 8:30 with a tour scheduled with our travel service Cruise Specialists. After spending 2 days in Dubai, if I had to describe the city in one sentence it would be “Over the top!” … Continue reading

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Day 78 – Tuesday, March 24 – 2015 – Dubai, UAE – Day 2

Our second day in Dubai started at 8:30 with a tour scheduled with our travel service Cruise Specialists. After spending 2 days in Dubai, if I had to describe the city in one sentence it would be “Over the top!” … Continue reading

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Day 77 – Monday, March 23, 2015 – Dubai, UAE – Day 1

We arrived in Dubai about 11:00 AM, having passed through the Strait of Hormuz around 3 AM moving from the Arabian Sea into the Gulf of Oman and down to Dubai in the UAE. We passed only a few miles … Continue reading

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Days 75 & 76 – March 21 & 22, 2015 – Saturday & Sunday – At Sea Sailing towards Dubai, UAE

This is our second day at sea since departing Mumbai, India. We will arrive in Dubai, UAE around noon tomorrow. We had a time change for 1 hour back on the night of the 21st and then another half-hour back … Continue reading

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Day 74 – Friday, March 20, 2015 – Mumbai (Bombay), India Day 2

Our second day in Mumbai started out a little better. First, we didn’t have to go through immigrations on the ship before leaving, second our tour today was with our travel service, Cruise Specialists, and finally how bad could it … Continue reading

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Day 73 – Thursday, March 19, 2015 – Mumbai, India Day 1

As I begin my blog postings for Mumbai, it is actually Saturday morning and we have completed our two day stay in the city. We are now sailing for an additional two and one-half days toward Dubai, UAE. I will … Continue reading

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Day 71 – Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – Cochin, India

We arrived in Cochin, India about dawn. We had been previously made aware that immigration procedures in India were more stringent than any previous port we had visited. What’s more, the procedures are subject to change at any time: even … Continue reading

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Day 69 – Sunday, March 15, 2015 – Colombo, Sri Lanka

We arrived on time in Sri Lanka. This was a result of the captain maintaining an almost constant speed of 20 knots for two and a half days. As you recall our departure from Myanmar was delayed by almost a … Continue reading

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Day 67 & 68 – March 13 & 14, 2015 – Friday – At Sea

We 2 ½ days at sea before reaching Colombo, Sri Lanka. There are not many of the shipboard activities which interest me, so I have spent the time organizing my photos, cleaning my camera equipment and catching up of 5 … Continue reading

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Day 66 – March 12, 2012 – Thursday – Myanmar 3rd day

Since all aboard today is 12:00 Noon, we have a shorter tour. It is for about four hours and will take us to a nearby village where we will be able to interact with the local people, visit their market … Continue reading

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Day 65 – Wednesday – Marh 11, 2015 – Rangoon, Myanmar

Second day in Myanmar was a full day tour with Cruise Specialists to Bago – The Ancient Mon Capital. Unfortunately to reach Bago, we had to again travel through Rangoon with its unbelievable traffic. On the plus side, this gave … Continue reading

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Day 64 – March 10, 2015 – Tuesday – Rangoon, Myanmar

As I write this blog we have already completed our 3 days in Myanmar. We spent two days in Rangoon which lasted 12 hours each and our final morning was spent in a local village not far from the port. … Continue reading

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Day 62 & 63 – March 8 & 9, 2015 – Sunday & Monday – Phuket, Thailand & sea day

We arrived in Phuket, Thailand and were alongside the dock a little after 8:00 AM. Today our excursion was scheduled through our travel company Cruise Specialists. It consists of two parts with lunch in-between. We visited the Siam Safari Elephant … Continue reading

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Day 61 – March 7, 2015 – Saturday – Georgetown, (Penang) Malaysia

Penang is a state in Malaysia and the name of its constituent island, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. It is bordered by Kedah in the north and east, and Perak in the … Continue reading

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Day 60 – Friday – March 6, 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We arrived in Port Klang about 8:00 AM. We decided to do a HAL tour, since without a trip to the city, there wasn’t much to see at the port. It turned out to be a very enjoyable trip. Port … Continue reading

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Day 59 – March 5, 2015 – Thursday – Singapore 2nd Day

Starting our second day in Singapore, we had no specific plans. We felt we did most of the highlights we wanted to do yesterday and frankly we were all pretty exhausted from our busy day. We had a leisurely breakfast … Continue reading

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Day 58 – March 4, 2015 – Wednesday – Singapore

We arrived in Singapore early this morning and have a very busy day planned. We have a four hour tour this morning then a few hours break and another tour this evening to see Singapore at night. Singapore officially the … Continue reading

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Day 58 – March 4, 2015 – Wednesday – Singapore

We arrived in Singapore early this morning and have a very busy day planned. We have a four hour tour this morning then a few hours break and another tour this evening to see Singapore at night. Singapore officially the … Continue reading

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Day 57 – March 3, 2015 – Tuesday – Sea Day – Half-Way Point!

Today marks the half-way point of our World Voyage. It is almost impossible to believe that we have been gone for almost two months! On the other hand, when I look back to places we visited at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Day 56 – March 2, 2015 – Monday – Tanjung Priok (Jakarta) Indonesia

We are almost at the halfway point of our journey. I would like to thank everyone who has left a comment or sent an email. Your kind words are most appreciated. I apologize for not being able to respond to … Continue reading

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Day 55 – March 1, 2015 – Sunday – Semarang, Java, Indonesia

Semarang, located on the northern seaboard of Java offers an eclectic mix of cultures. First inhabited by the Chinese in the 15th century, Java has play host to many different occupants due to its strategic position along major trade routes. … Continue reading

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