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Trama and Drama on th high seas

April 14, 2024 We were delayed by immigration for two hours in Shanghai. So, we were already late.  Then at o’dark thirty, the captain declared a medical emergency and had changed course to Taipei to get the medically necessary care for the sick...

RED China

April 9, 2024 Shanghai, China Oh my god, this place is over the top!  Shanghai is quite a way inland from the open sea.  We took on our first of three pilots at 7 AM.  We docked at 3 PM up the Huangpu River.  Kind of like the Port of Portland,...

Japan last and final stop in that country

April 5-6, 2024 Nagasaki, Japan When I looked out this morning and saw we were actually in Nagasaki, Japan, I was quite surprised.  You’ll have to read more to understand why I was so surprised.  Nagasaki is the other city we destroyed with an A-Bomb. ...
Republic of China

Republic of China

March 24, 2024 Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. Our third and final stop in Taiwan.  Day one, we found our internet blocked, but later that afternoon, it was unblocked, and we have had it ever since.  Brian, our chief of security told us that was...

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A Thrilla in Manila

A Thrilla in Manila

March 20, 2024 We are now looking at the Philippines through the rear-view mirror.  We made three very diverse and interesting stops in the Philippines.   The first two, I have already written about.  The third stop, Manila, was an overnighter.  We were scheduled to...

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No internet access

Hi faithful readers. We were warned that China may block our access to the internet. Well, they did, so I will keep writing and post whenever I can. In the meantime, my webmaster has added a tab at the top of the home page so you can go all the way to the beginning of...

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Welcome to the Philippines

Welcome to the Philippines

March 17, 2024 The Philippines: 7,ooo Islands, only about a thousand occupied.  The second poorest country, next to Indonesia in this part of the world.  Friendliest people ever. First stop Princesa, When I opened the curtains this morning, I was shocked to see this...

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Leaving one country and moving to the next

Leaving one country and moving to the next

March 13-15, 2024 Well, Kim made it home and had a great experience. She met a new friend. I was right, she did not want an ice bath, but she was tired.  Early bedtime for her.  Kim found a nice beach for lunch. Well, after two sea days, we will wake up in the...

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Spicy times

Spicy times

March 12, 2024 Yesterday we learned all about the “Spice Islands” and their part in the world we now live in.  We never really gave it much thought, but what a fascinating story they tell.  The spice Islands are really about spices.  Two days ago, we...

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