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Trip: Messing about in Boats

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Bula, then G'day.

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Views [181]

After 3 more sea days we landed at Lautoka, Fiji. Fiji has an amazing culture with its mix of Indian and indigenous Fijians. The people are lovely - some of the most friendly people in the world. But their cities are down at heel and Lautoka is no different.... Read more >


Photos: Simon - Tahiti looks nice!

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Cruise on the "Rhapsody of the Seas" from Hawaii to Sydney
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Simon - Tahiti looks nice!

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | Views [189]

Monday PAPEETE TAHITI:  Finally we spotted land – Quite bizarre to see islands rising from the sea. We were late docking but eventually – all clear into Papeete.  Papeete was a bit disappointing – for something that ... Read more >


Photos: At Sea

UNITED STATES OUTLYING ISLANDS | Sunday, 5 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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At Sea

UNITED STATES OUTLYING ISLANDS | Sunday, 5 Oct 2008 | Views [144]

  I’m sitting in the pool area – the blue Pacific behind me, in front of me, all around me. I’m on a little mobile island called the Rhapsody. It’s a large ship and full of Aussies, and Poms who are now Aussies! I’... Read more >


From My Journal

UNITED STATES OUTLYING ISLANDS | Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | Views [160]

 This is a day that has lasted for 40 hours thanks to the International Dateline. It started with an early rise as I took Matthew to the stations – I then made a “to do” list – it included the packing etc. but also some gardening ... Read more >


Photos: Back in H.K.

HONG KONG | Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Back in H.K.

HONG KONG | Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 | Views [208]

Anzac Day: We got up at 5.30am and went up on deck to have our own Anzac Dawn Service. About 20 Aussies – and 1 Kiwi. Very simple – Alan recited the ode “They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall ... Read more >


Photos: Hainan

CHINA | Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Hainan

CHINA | Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | Views [161]

Our tour today took us to see a bit of this Chinese Island. We got on the bus, and the first thing the guide told us was that Hainan is the 2 nd largest island in China. “First is Taiwan”, she added. I’m sure the Taiwanese don’... Read more >


Photos: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Vietnam

VIETNAM | Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | Views [161]

We've  had two Vietnamese Ports - Ho Chi Minh City and Da Namg. Ho Chi Minh City: Got up at 5am and watched the sunrise as we negotiated the Vung Tao river into Uncle Ho’s city. Spectacular as we weaved around the winding river. The ship ... Read more >


The Singapore Sling

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 19 Apr 2008 | Views [158]

I got up early to watch the sunrise – time wasted really as it was too cloudy. But I watched us sail into Singapore harbour and dock. It was odd getting up and finding we were sailing along through other ships and within sight of land. Off on ... Read more >


Brunei

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | Views [166]

I don’t know what we’ve done, to upset the Sultan of Brunei, but those of us with Aussie passports had to pay 10 Euros for a Transit Visa. Here’s the list of countries that need Transit Visas:  Australia, Argentina, Mexico, ... Read more >


Kota Kinabalu

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | Views [141]

Today's port was Kota Kinabalu on Sabah (Borneo). Kota Kinabalu was sweet in a tropical way – blue water, palm trees. Mountains in the background. There was a lovely mosque – all blue and white. Quiet and peaceful as we toured around. ... Read more >


Photos: Manila

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Manila

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [112]

We woke early-ish as we had (finally) booked the tour of Manila. So off the ship and onto Philippine soil. The tour took us to the “Old Spanish Quarter” where we saw the place where Rizal was kept and executed, and there was a collection ... Read more >


Hong Kong Again

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | Views [161]

The day didn’t start well. As soon as we hit the expressway at 6.45am or so I knew things weren’t good. Traffic not moving. Inched forward all the way to River Rd. Then we decided to leave the Expressway and find Canterbury Rd. To cut a long ... Read more >


Kona coffee and Submarines

UNITED STATES OUTLYING ISLANDS | Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | Views [146]

!We disembarked from the ship when it arrived back in Honolulu and flew straight to Kona on the big island. We are staying in another time-share resort - right on the water. It occurs to me that we are done for if there's a tsunami (one has hit on the ... Read more >


Photos: Kona, Coffee and Submarines

UNITED STATES OUTLYING ISLANDS | Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery


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