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Acapulco, Mexico

January 22, 2023 Last evening we had dinner with Paul and Carolyn, the around the world host and hostess. They are from the UK. There were two other couples with us as well and it was a fun time. Very … Continue reading

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Zihuatenejo, Mexico

January 21, 2023 We had a nice dinner in Toscana and met two new couples who are on the world cruise.  One of the men had lots of interesting stories – he is an engineer and has worked on geothermal … Continue reading

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Manzanillo, Mexico

January 20, 2023 Yesterday at lunch there was a fresh pasta station.  I also noticed that there was this Bloody Mary bar! We had dinner with two couples that we met on the 2017 world cruise, Mui and Erin and … Continue reading

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At Sea

January 19, 2023 I am recovered from the rock and roll minus the whales excursion.  I really never get seasick on cruise ships but this small fishing boat which was just tossed around in the huge waves was something else! … Continue reading

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Ensenada Baja Mexico

January 17, 2023 We arrived in Ensenada this morning around 8 AM and it was 47 degrees!  Brrrr. We brought lots of layers, thank goodness.  Ensenada is the third largest in Baja and is only 78 miles south of San … Continue reading

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First day

January 15, 2023 All of our suitcases arrived! We did track some of them with airtags which let us know that the ones sent via luggage forward in late December were in California waiting for us. We traveled with only … Continue reading

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The journey begins

We started our next 180 around the world journey on Saturday with a flight from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco. When we landed there was a break in the rainy weather so after checking in at the Fairmont Hotel, we … Continue reading

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Leaving for home

April 14, 2022 These evil warm freshly baked sticky buns called my name every day at breakfast and I resisted. But we are leaving today. So does that make it net zero with my usual fruit? Servers and wait staff … Continue reading

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Trieste, Italy

April 13, 2022 First the good news.  Our Covid tests were negative this morning.  And we saw the sunrise from the balcony. Today we are exploring Trieste.  This is our port of call instead of Venice which does not allow … Continue reading

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Koper, Slovenia

April 11, 2022 Slovenia is another country we have never visited so we were looking forward to today. Our sail in was beautiful as most of these Mediterranean countries are, but a difference today was that when we looked down … Continue reading

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