Sunday, December 16, 2007

SE Asia and China cruise, Nov. 2007

We went on a cruise to SE Asia and China late October to early November this year. Our itinerary included Thailand (Bangkok), Singapore, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang), Hongkong (including Macau), Taipeh, Japan (Okinawa and Nagasaki) and China (Shanghai and Beijing). Unfortunately, Philippines was not included in the itinerary. I understood it used to be but for reason(s) not known to me it was excluded since. I hope it will be a port of call again because Philippines has so much to offer to cruisers and land based tourists.

Floating market in Bangkok

Chau Phraya river, Thailand

Singapore sidewalk

A view from inside the Presidential Palace in Ho Chi Minh city (formerly Saigon)

An early morning view as the cruise ship approaches its berth in Hongkong

A facade of a famous church in Macau

A view from a revolving resto in Macau

Our ship sailing out of Hongkong harbor

A mobile toilet! I have never seen one like it in Europe or North America.

A photo of a tree house in Okinawa taken from inside a blue tinted glass tour bus. BTW that's not a real tree!

A tourist having her pic taken at the Peace Memorial site in Okinawa



Ship's atrium during one of the formal nights

One of the entertainment/dance venue on board

The hypocenter of the atomic bomb dropped in Nagasaki (background)

Panoramic view

Wide avenue and modern buildings in Beijing

A street food vendor in Beijing

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