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Incheon (Seoul), South Korea

April 20, 2015

Incheon means “kind river”. The city’s growth and development of its port is due to its natural advantages as a coastal city and is considered part of the capital Seoul. In 2003, it was designated as Korea’s first Free Economic Zone, offering companies such as Samsung and Kia to heavily invest in this destination, tax … Read more

Jeju Island, South Korea

April 19, 2015

After Rick’s early morning departure, Sylvia enjoyed the Turkish Steam Baths in the Persian Gardens on board our ship. This was followed by a Thai body massage, where the spa attendant walked on her back and performed reflexology to loosen muscles and joints. The Eucalyptus Room offered healing inhalants and then she was shuffled off … Read more

Busan, South Korea

April 18, 2015

Busan is South Korea’s second largest metropolis after Seoul, approximately 3.6 million people. It is located at the southeastern tip of Korea’s peninsula. This area is also prone to Tsunamis and monsoons. It hosted 2002 FIFA World Cup and is bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. With no tour arranged,new took a free shuttle … Read more

Nagasaki, Japan

April 18, 2015

Every cruise we book we always ensure our stateroom is on port side. This means the left side of the ship when it’s going forward. The day was 22C, very warm and sunny and just perfect for walking and photo opportunities. Nagasaki proved this to be most advantageous for port side cabin occupants. As we … Read more

At Sea

April 15, 2015

A favourite feature of any cruise itinerary is the day at sea . . . No excursions, just enjoying the ambiance of the ship! Dragon flies and sunshine greeted us on the outdoor breakfast deck this morning. Rick will attend an Apple product seminar for iPhone and iPad tips and tricks, while Sylvia will attend … Read more

Keelung, Taiwan

April 15, 2015

Scooters are everywhere!  Even on sidewalks when space on the street runs out!  Street side mom-and-pop food outlets entice you to come in for some noodles. So we did! Hot . . . Spicy . . . and yummy!

Taipei – Keelung, Taiwan

April 12, 2015

We arrived at Taipei harbour in mist and fog. It has a population of 2.5 million people living in a sub-tropical climate with abundant rain and moderate temperatures year round.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

April 11, 2015

Kaohsiung, the harbour city, is located in the southwest of Taiwan. Years ago, we knew it as the “Made in Taiwan” city, but now, it leads the economy in semiconductor manufacturing, petrochemical, steel and limestone (for cement) industries.

At the bottom of the earth – Antarctica

February 8, 2015

In February of 2014, Sylvia and I travelled to the bottom of the earth . . . Antarctica.  Why . . . you ask?  It’s on our bucket list, we are healthy and it’s there!  so we did. We flew from Calgary to Houston, USA, then on to Buenos Aires, Argentina; a day later, we … Read more