We have a full day at sea today which means lots of activities going on around the ship. Every night a ship newsletter called the “Cruise Compass” is delivered to our room which details all of the activities and times for the next day so that you can plan your day and the activities you might like to do…its kind of like the cruise ship bible. I pointed out a seminar called “How to Look 10 Years Younger Today” which was being held at the Radiance Day Spa. Alex helpfully suggested I should go twice…hmmm. Continue reading
Departing Melbourne for Sydney today, we headed off from home at 9:00am for our 11:30am Qantas flight to Sydney. We gave some final instructions to Meow Meow (the cat) and explained to him (for the fourth time) that we will be away, to use his cat door and to drink lots of water….(and before you call the RSPCA…we do have a neighbour feeding him in case he doesn’t manage to make it inside for his indoor food bowl). he’ll be fine…we think… Continue reading
Alex and I are finishing work for the year and heading off on our Royal Carribean Radiance of the Seas cruise.
We have an 11:30am flight with our pre-paid $83 parking booked in.
We need a selection of day time and night time clothes for the cruise (including a suit for Alex) so our usual skimpy backpack (for the cheaper airline’s usual 7kg limit) has been swapped for a propper suitcase which allows a 23kg limit.
Dinner most nights will be in the dining room which requires something more than shorts and tee shirt.
Alex is looking forward to the trip as a big cruise ship is a new experience for him and he is hoping that the fact he can’t swim won’ t be an issue.
Was it so wrong of me to make him watch Titanic?[showmyads]
For the next Royal Carribean Cruise post see Departing Melbourne for Sydney to board our Royal Carribean Cruise
Did I sleep at all last night? I just kept replaying different aspects of yesterdays’ ride in my head over and over. I felt sick at the thought of ever having to get back on that motorbike. It was not even the thought of riding the bike, just managing to exit the car park of the hotel in the morning. Continue reading
This morning started in a fairly typical way; I woke up, showered, ate breakfast and met up with the others. Today is 17 September and I was completely oblivious to the day’s events that lay ahead. Had I realised what was in store for me today I would never have got out of bed. Continue reading
16 September and we are up at 3:00am today (yawn) for our 6:45 am Air Asia flight from Bangkok’s impressive Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hanoi, arriving at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport to begin our Vietnam journey. Continue reading
So the answer to “Wat” we did today is….Temples.
The first Temple we visit is Wat Pho, home of the gigantic reclining Buddha, a statue for which Wat Pho is most famous. This statue is enormous, being about 45 metres long. Even just the feet are huge and are decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay on its soles. Continue reading