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Sailing into the sunset

How’s this for a bit of sentimental symbolism? We saw two of the best sunsets ever on the last nights of our 22-month trip. How’s that for a fitting end to our trip? Despite the cliché, the spectacle of cloud … Continue reading

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Never, Ever

We always said we’d NEVER take a cruise until we were so old it was our only travel option. Never, ever. We’ve always planned trips where we walk or hike a lot. We want beautiful scenery but on a budget. … Continue reading

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The cold, windy, overcast cruise (we enjoyed)

Our ship glided through the fiord in New Zealand’s Doubtful Sound.   Dressed in every layer of clothing we had, we watching dolphins swim just ahead of the bow of the Fiordland Navigator.  We shivered with delight that we were actually … Continue reading

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We spied trouble ahead and our ship had already left the port

Oh, how we wanted to take a cruise on Ha Long Bay!  We studied websites, avidly read recommendations, and considered prices before we dipped into out travel “slush fund” and booked a package deal through Hotel Serene in Hanoi. After … Continue reading

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