An email sent home to my friend Jess’s family whilst we had been travelling on the transiberian train through russia back in March this year; think it sums up our experience wonderfully:Read More »
Well! I did it! 26 day cruise. Arrived in Hong Kong. Can’t tell you how happy I am to get off the ship! But it is a real mixture of emotions. The ship becomes your home for the time you are on it. You exist in this little bubble of life travelling between countries, climates and time zones on its own little adventure with little worry of anything else happening in the world.
It has by no means been a bad experience but it has definitely been very interesting from my own standing. Certainly the last two nights Onboard the ship were horrible as we were in particularly bad weather. A shame really to have ended it in that way. Wind howling, rain intermittent and large swell meant I didn’t sleep particularly well at all. In fact on both of the last nights I was woken by the weather at around 3am where I then got up and dressed and left our cabin to wander around the ship in order to feel some kind of sense of normality. It probably did the opposite though. There was no one around but all the lights were on. The huge vessel moving quite significantly from side to side. My only guess is that this older generation Onboard are so well weathered by life at sea (pardon the pun) that they have the amazing ability to just sleep right through it. This is certainly the case for mum anyway. So this weird ghost ship like existence of the ship at 3am fascinated me.
Leaving shanghai our ship made it’s way to Xiamen. A place I had never heard of before in my life until I stepped aboard the ship. It is our ships first time in Xiamen, therefore all the tours were geared around discovering the city.Read More »
And so it is with great interest that I entered china. With seemingly so little information known about the country we disembarked after 2 days at sea since the Philippines onto the shores of china and into the city of Shanghai.Read More »