Category Archives: October

Muara, Brunei

October 31 (and in case you are interested, day 116 of our 180 day cruise!) Brunei is a small sultanate which is located between Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo.  It is called darussalam (Arabic for ‘abode of … Continue reading

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Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. Malaysia

October 30 Another trivia question – what is the only island that has three countries on it?  Yes, Borneo.  It has Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.  And it is the third largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea. … Continue reading

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Manila, Philippines

October 28 We had a beautiful sailaway from the Hong Kong harbor and then a nice day at sea. and here’s Norm with our entertainer for the evening, pianist, Van-Anh Nguyen.  They are serious about avoiding illness here in the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong, China

October 25 and 26 We were greeted by loud Chinese music and these “dragons” who did a dance welcoming us to Hong Kong. Then, the first thing we saw in the area of the terminal was this display of Maserati … Continue reading

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Hanoi, Vietnam

October 23 After dinner last night, we saw the bridge at Ha Long Bay all lit up, and it changes colors. Beautiful! Today we had to get up very early to be on a bus to Hanoi at 6 AM. … Continue reading

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

October 22 We had dinner last evening with Kim and Brooke, her daughter.  Brooke is the one who played soccer against the elephant in Thailand.  They are from Toronto, and Brooke is a marathon runner, having her 32nd birthday this … Continue reading

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Hue/Da Nang (Chan May), Vietnam

October 21 Last night, some people were affected by the ship’s  motion, as we are on the edge of the typhoon that is near the Phillipines and the swells were 12 feet.  Didn’t bother us, though. We had a lovely … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam

October 18 and 19 We landed at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City (many still call it Saigon) around noon, and the ship wasn’t due to dock until 1 PM.  When we were here in 2011, we were on … Continue reading

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Siem Reap (The temples of Angkor Wat) Cambodia

October 16-18 After breakfast on the ship, 22 of us (plus Nancy, one of the destinations staff who also accompanied us to Bagan), headed for our next adventure – Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor Wat. We traveled on … Continue reading

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Bangkok, Thailand

October 15 We hadn’t planned on an excursion today, we were just going to go exploring.  We have spent several days in Bangkok on another trip and have seen the palace and the temples. It was our good luck that … Continue reading

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