Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sea Days on the Azamara Journey AKA Boris and the Showgirl

Ah, sea days.  Some cruisers don’t like them.  But in my opinion, sea days are what put the vacation in a cruise.  Otherwise, you will just go home more tired and sunburned than when you left.  We have quite a … Continue reading

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India Finally!! Kochi, the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”

Boy what a hassle it is to get into India for American, Brits, and Australians.  First we had to get a visa before we left home; then, we had to personally present ourselves to pick up our passport on the … Continue reading

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Galle, Sri Lanka

Today is our second day in Sri Lanka and we are going south to Galle by bus.  A new toll road has been completed in the last year that significantly shortens the trip.  (Toll road time 1 hour, 11 minutes; … Continue reading

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

After three straight days at sea, we docked at Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Colombo is the main port and largest city in Sri Lanka.  We had breakfast on our terrace overlooking the cranes of the busy harbor.  We tour the city … Continue reading

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Penang, Malaysia

We docked early at Penang, Malaysia.  Penang is an island in the Strait of Malacca with a good supply of fresh drinking water that made it a great transit point for traders.  Even today, the fresh, soft water is plentiful.  … Continue reading

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Singapore

After more than 30 hours of travel, all but 7 of it in the air, we arrived in Singapore. After long lines at passport control (a large group of Chinese tourists had arrived just before us) and about 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Off to India with a stop in Doha, Qatar

We flew 14+ hours to reach Doha, Qatar in route to Singapore where we board our “Spice Islands” cruise which ends in India.  Doha sits on the coast of the Persian Gulf and 60% of the country’s population live in … Continue reading

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