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Mar 12, 2015 - Day at Sea - Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015… Day at Sea We slept in until 8:30 am this morning, dressed and up to breakfast. I had my flower arranging class today. This is a really fun class where we make a fresh arrangement which is ours at the end of the class. I have learned a little about shape and how to place flowers in an arrangement so I may have to try this at home, if I can find all the flowers needed to do a good arrangement. I returned to the room and am watching the port review on Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is really good to listen to these before we...

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Mar 12, 2015 - Leaving Myanmar...Thursday, March 12, 2015 …

Thursday, March 12, 2015 … Leaving Myanmar and heading back to sea What a great morning we had, the tour was wonderful. We enjoyed seeing and interacting with some of the locals especially the children. The market was neat, anything you wanted you could find there. Bill even found his camera SD card thanks to our guide who found out where the store was and took us there himself. We wandered the market looking at all the food, spices, clothes toys, everyday supplies and flowers. It was a market for everyone and everything. We rode in our...

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Mar 11, 2015 - Day at Sea - Monday, March 09, 2015

Monday, March 09, 2015…Day at Sea This was a great day of rest for us before we go to Rangoon, Myanmar, formally Burma. We have almost three days in this port which is a fairly new port for HAL. This country has been closed to tourist for quite a while due to the dictatorship and upheaval in the country and has only opened in the past couple of years for visitors. This is the first time our ship, the MS Amsterdam will port here although another HAL ship has successfully docked three other times. We are warned not to wear jewelry, not to eat...

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Mar 11, 2015 - Rangoon/Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday, March 10, 2015…Thilawa Port, Rangoon, Myanmar Up early to go on an all day tour of Rangoon. Our guide spoke English quite well and told us many stories about Buddha and the history of this land. He explained the differences in the robe here, pink for the girl nuns, gold for the Apprentices (boys from small ages through 18), then the maroon robes for the monks from ages 19 forward. Monks cannot marry once they are in the monkhood, but can join if married before. Buddha was married and had a son when he left them and went to preach...

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Mar 8, 2015 - Phuket, Thailand - Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015…Phuket, Thailand We set the clock back last night one hour, but Bill actually set it two hours so we were up at 5:30 am instead of 7:30; but that was Ok as it gave me plenty of time to get into the emails to see if our tours in Petra and Ephesus were able to be changed to the new dates. And they were so I can tell everyone the tours are on! Thank goodness. It did eat up a lot of my remaining minutes on the internet but well worth it for the peace of mind knowing that our tours are still OK. We are on our way to ride...

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Mar 7, 2015 - Georgetown (Penang), Malaysia - Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015…Georgetown (Penang), Malaysia We arrived in Penang to overcast skies and a lot of smog and humidity. We are now arriving in the areas of the world with a lot of pollution in the air. They say the worse is Mumbai so I guess we will see when we get there. Today we have a tour arranged by Janis Farrell. Her tour started out funny…we found a driver who said he was ours only to find out he was really someone else’s on the ship so back to the ship we went to what we thought would be to change cars and drivers, but all we...

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Mar 6, 2015 - Port Klang, Malaysia (kuala Lumpur)

Friday, March 6, 2015…Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) Happy 68th Birthday Bill. He awoke to cards from us and a Happy Birthday sign on the door and in the room. He also got cards from the Captain and crew and from our travel agents on board. It was very nice. Tonight we will go to the Pinnacle Grill, just the two of us for dinner. He loved the cards and said to tell you all so. He also got the email message from Kaitlyn so he was set for the day. We went on a HAL tour for 4.5 hrs. to a lake for a boat ride, stopped at a mosque. Wait to you see...

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Mar 6, 2015 - Singapore x 2 days

Wednesday, March 04, 2015…Singapore We arrived at our berth early this am and Jerry, Kathy, Bill and I left for our day in Singapore. We first walked through the terminal which is like a large airport with shops and eateries all over. We bought our two day ticket for the MRT, their subway system which is very clean and nice. The tickets were $20 Singapore for one day $26 Singapore for two days, so we went with the two day pass. We went directly to the Singapore Flyer, a large Ferris wheel which rotates one rotation per ½ hour. We went early...

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Mar 2, 2015 - Jakarta, Indonesia (Tanjung Priok) - Monday, March 02, 2015

Monday, March 02, 2015… Jakarta, Indonesia (Tanjung Priok) This is a large container and working port; not scenic at all. It takes about an hour to get to the city from here and it is highly suggested you use the transfer service to get there. We are on a Highlights tour as there was not much to excite us here. I was not about to go to Obama’s elementary school for a visit nor on an 8 hour tour of the city. So we decided on a 5 ½ hr. tour remembering it takes an hour each way to get to Jakarta. We have just come back from watching our ship...

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Mar 2, 2015 - Semarang (Java) Indonesia - Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sunday, March 01, 2015 Semarang (Java) Indonesia We are up and at it today….to breakfast by 5 am, the Lido opened early for all of us on the Borobudur Tour. Ours meets at 6 am and we take both bus and train to get there. It is supposed to be one of the most incredible sights in South East Asia, the Temple of Borobudur. Everyone has warned us about the traffic; it is supposed to be horrendous. The temple itself has the most wonderful views; at the top is the Great Stupa which towers above all the other 76 of them. Once we arrive at the...

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Mar 2, 2015 - Day of Rest at Sea - Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Saturday, February 28th, 2015…Day of Rest at Sea Did nothing today, played tiles and I won this time. We walked a little and rested for our big day tomorrow. Dinner was an Indonesian dinner which I thought was good. Went up to the Crow’s Nest at 9 and danced until 11:30. We then took showers and tried to sleep until alarm at 4:30 am. Oh, I did find out the name of the coffee for you. It is called Lowak Coffee and the animal involved in the pooping process is the Civet. Not 100% sure of spelling here, but that’s Ok.

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Feb 26, 2015 - 2 days in Bali - February 26th & 27th

Thursday, February 26, 2015 …arrived in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia We arrived to a very warm and humid day and very warm people. There was a band and dancers waiting for us on the docks…see pictures already posted! We grabbed a cab with Diek and Marcia for $50/couple for the day. We also discovered there was pretty good free internet in the terminal at the port so we will use this later. Marcia had done the research for this day so we went with her suggestions. We first went to Tengonan, a walled mountain village built by the earliest settlers...

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