Cruising the Strait of Malacca

October 9

A rainy day here – a sea day so of course there is lots to do on the ship.  I had my bridge lesson and am ready now to move to the “intermediate” group which meets one hour later. So after our two days in Singapore, my lesson will be at 10:30 instead of 9:30.  I am not a late sleeper so it really doesn’t make much difference.

We both went to another in the lecture series by John Freedman, this one on Singapore. He has quoted the travel writer, Pico Iyer, before, but this time I went to the web and read the whole article in Salon.com.

It is well worth the read and certainly describes what we are both experiencing on this amazing trip.

Here’s a short quote from the article

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again — to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.

And here is the link to the whole article: http://www.salon.com/2000/03/18/why/

More from Singapore – we have spent several days there on another trip and are looking forward to revisiting some favorite sites, eat some great food and explore something new.

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One Response to Cruising the Strait of Malacca

  1. Rick & Marilen Beaman says:

    Loved that quote,,so true
    yes you have been in Singapore before when we both were on the Princess line about 4 years ago,,,thats where we met you.. keep having fun..

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