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Worldtrip a 45 year old's adventures around the world-which include everything from sitting in random McDonalds using his notebook, hanging with 22 year olds, and other immature stuff.

Yachting Week 7-Portoferraio

ITALY | Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | Views [28]

Today is the last day of the cruise, and for a huge change from yesterday, it is a bright sunny day.   This was the island of Elba, and the city of Portoferraio on the island.  I looked at this list of shore excursions from the ship, ... Read more >

Yachting Week 6-Portofino in the rain

ITALY | Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017 | Views [56]

After the magnicient time at the mansion dining and walking around the gardens, the group from the ship largely dispersed. Many took the boat back to Portfofino and spent time there-others went back to the ship. I took a walk around the quaint village ... Read more >

Yachting Week 6-Portofino

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 | Views [35]

Today is my birthday, and because I was on the ship-my birthday was recognized. My friend's mom wished me a happy birthday over breakfast, which was the usual breakfast of salmon, eggs, etc. We we're here in the beautiful port of Portofino, Italy, ... Read more >

Yachting Week 5-Cannes

FRANCE | Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 | Views [39]

For the remainder of the day in Cannes, I took a bus tour around the island, and saw the giant theatre that was part of the Cannes film festival.  The bus passed by beautiful homes, apartment buildings, and hotels, which catrered to the rich and ... Read more >

Yachting Week 5-Going with the Chef to Market

FRANCE | Monday, 14 Aug 2017 | Views [60]

  Today the port of call is Cannes. Tonight, after the ship leaves, a barbecue/buffet will be hosted for the guests. In  order to prepare for the barbecue, the chef goes to a market in town to buy fresh cheeses, olives, etc, and ... Read more >

Yachting Week #4

FRANCE | Monday, 7 Aug 2017 | Views [49]

Today the port of call wsa Monaco/Monte Carlo. I was here back in '09 on the Carnival Dream-so this was the one port I visited before. From what I remember, there wasn't a lot to see in Monaco-and since we we're here until 10:00 pm est, I could see ... Read more >

Yachting Week Night 3: The Captain's Table

FRANCE | Sunday, 30 Jul 2017 | Views [55]

 On the third afternoon of the cruise, I went to a seminar on Windstar given by my friend and the Windstar BDM for about an hour. The presentation was standard promotional fare-on the ships, itinerary, etc. About 20 of us travel agents onboard attended ... Read more >

Yachting Week Day 3

SINGAPORE | Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 | Views [55]

The third day, the ship went to a seaside village, called sanary ser mer. This was a tender port, so we had to take tenders to the shore. As customary with the ship, since there we're only 200 people,  the wait for the tender was only about 15 ... Read more >

Yachting Week #2

FRANCE | Sunday, 9 Jul 2017 | Views [83]

The second day, it was cold and cloudy. After a complete breakfast on the yacht, of course eating smoked salmon, an omelet, and a lot of other stuff, I got off the ship-I was unoficially supposed to meet some of the others from the cruise and walk around ... Read more >

My yachting week

USA | Sunday, 4 Jun 2017 | Views [98]

  The first day, in Barcelona, the instructions we're to board at 1:00 pm, or so I thought. I took the metro to the station nearby, and hailed a cup, and rushed here. I thought I would be late. As it appears, I boarded at 1:00 pm-and was the ... Read more >

Back In London

SINGAPORE | Monday, 1 May 2017 | Views [254]

 I am writing this in London Gatwick airport-which brings back a lot of memories.  You see, I am going on a Windstar cruise from Barcelona, and I decided to fly in a few days early.  The least expensive way to fly to the cruise was using ... Read more >

Oh What A Night-Cruise360-Closing Banquet-

USA | Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 | Views [256]

Yesterday I attended the closing dinner for Cruise 360, where awards we're handed out to industry professionals.   I immediately found out i was vastly underdressed, wearing just a long-sleeved button-down shirt and khakis, while the great ... Read more >


USA | Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 | Views [203]

It has been a  long time since I  have written here. I have been home and landlocked since Jan 2016, and working. But today I had the pleasure of visiting Cruise 360. Specifcally, it  is a week long conference in Fort Lauderdale where ... Read more >

Welcoming in the Year of the Monkey with Cheese and Chocolates

SINGAPORE | Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | Views [286]

Yesterday was my last day in Singapore, and a busy one.   (1)  First I got back on the hop-on hop-off bus, and saw some different areas I haven't yet been to. I saw the Malay area-where Malay live, and also Orchard Road, a road where ... Read more >

Tags: singapore


SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | Views [242]

Yesterday I took the metro in Singapore to Marina Bay-which is a giant hotel and office complex by the waterfront, and walked around. Then I went to the city hall area, looked at cheap camera equipment, and went to Raffles hotel-which is an old historic ... Read more >

A Trip On the Metro In The Metro

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | Views [264]

Yesterday I left Penang early in the morning to catch the flight for Singapore.   Penang wasn't my type of city-it seemed too touristy with old colonial buildings-but the food stalls we're good and I could eat cheap.   So I left ... Read more >

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Search for the Floating Mosque

MALAYSIA | Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | Views [402]

Yesterday, I started the  day by taking a long walk, and I went to the waterfront and saw two different sights: (1)  A Queen Victoria memorial, which is a large clocktower by the waterfront. (2) Right next door to the clocktower, Fort ... Read more >

Tags: malaysia, penang

Everybody Hop On Hop Off

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | Views [303]

As my first day here in Penang, I went on the Hop-On-Hop Off bus. I don't particularly like these buses, but not knowing what to do here in town, (other then read the Lonely Planet), I decided to take the bus.   I got on at the city route.... Read more >

Tags: malaysia, penang

No Reggaen at Reggae Mansion

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | Views [307]

Yesterday I checked out of a hostel in Kuala Lumpur called Reggae Mansion.   Hostels tend to be interesting. Unlike hotels, particularly cookie cutter chains-no two hostels seem to be alike. And this was one of the more interesting hostels.... Read more >

Tags: kuala lumpur, malaysia

Don't Buy a Bus Ticket from a Trainee

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | Views [331] | Comments [3]

Yesterday I checked out of the hostel in Kuala Lumpur, and went to the bus station to take the bus to Penang.   The bus station in Kuala Lumpur was actually one of the nicest bus stations I have ever seen-looking more like an airport. I went ... Read more >

Tags: malaysia, penang

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