DATELINE SOMEWHERE NEAR BANKOK – WHAT A WONDER FILLED TRIP AND MORE TO GO. Its a big world out there. It goes round every day. But we rarely get to go round it. Thanks for sharing with us Kiki!
To review to date, Southampton to Singapore. All links to posts, in order of trip appearance:
Portland, Maine starting trip
Fireworks of Southampton sendoff
On-board lifeboat drill
Pirates of Suez
Greeks bearing gifts
Port Said, Egypt
Lights around the World, from Egypt
Going thru the Suez
Pyramids, Sphinx, Camels
Safaga, Egypt. Sunny with a chance of Champagne
Transiting the Red Sea, AUDIO FILES
Food moment on the Gulf of Aden
Scottish night at sea. With Haggis. VIDEO
Riding camels, and high tea in desert
Not your momma’s burka, Dubai (world’s biggest Cruise liner meets world’s tallest building)
CRUISE AND CRUISING. Oh, btw, yes, that photo is of THE tallest building in the world, and it is THE tower Tom Cruise was actually climbing in the latest Mission Impossible movie: Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol. Check out the behind the scenes link. If you have a strong heart. Gulp.
Further btw, Queen Mary 2 that Kiki rode into Dubai on is the largest Cruise Liner in the world.
Abu Dhabi, men with whips, falcon, bazaar, VIDEO
Bright colors of India, w/VIDEO
Ape-filled streets of Cochin, India VIDEOS
Spa is expensive, Indian Ocean
Bathtime at elephant orphanage, Sri Lanka, VIDEO
Langkawi, Malaysia, islands or Maine blizzard
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia start of Chinese New Year
Chic chic Singapore
We’re off Sicily now en route to Piraeus, the port for Athens. I’ll probably send something from there tomorrow or the following day. I love what you said about being nice to the lifeboat guys. I’ll definitely ask for a window view. I don’t have one in my stateroom. Diarmuid has a balcony and it makes all the difference.
I’ll have to send Midge good b’day wishes. I wore her polka dot dress last night for our third formal dinner (we’ve only been at sea six days) and Diarmuid loved it. I’m actually getting to like the formal thing. It was beautiful to walk into the Britannia dining room last night and see all the sparkle and furs and military medals.
You’re right about living to the hilt, Stew. You and Midge do it so well. Paul and Betty do, too. So do my uncle and his kids. We had the best time in London with my cousin Ann and her young family. They live beautifully. I wanted to stay there forever.
Funny you should mention the Costa Concordia. At the Sunday service Commodore Rynd recalled it was the anniversary of the sinking. Many of the prayers were for people at sea. And of course, the Queen.
Kiki, at sea