Today I feel so blessed. After a bowl of fabulous oatmeal with hot milk and blueberries, I went to beginning bridge class. It is an excellent class and I am working at a table with Phil, Judy, and Luci, delightful people. Phil and Judy are from Wisconsin and met each other 8 years ago on… Continue reading What a Day at Sea!
Happy New Year; that is happy Chinese New Year. Today is the lunar New Year which is celebrated all over Asia, not just China. At breakfast this morning the servers taught me how to say happy new year in three different Asian languages. “Kung Hei Fat Choi” is Cantonese. “Selamat Tahun Baru” is Indonesian. “Megan… Continue reading The Year of the Pig
After a late night watching the Super Bowl in the Main Stage, complete with snacks appropriate to New England and L. A., the clocks moved forward two hours, making it even harder to get up for this morning’s tours; they were worth it. Arica is located in the Atacama Desert, which runs along the coast… Continue reading Arica, Chile
Last night I was too exhausted to write about the day. We arrived in Callao, Peru, the largest port on the western side of South America, at 10:00 AM yesterday morning. Our cruise ship was surrounded by cargo ships with many more anchored out to sea. We assumed they were waiting to be loaded. The… Continue reading Lima, Peru
Today began early when a beeping outside signaled our arrival in Trujillo, Peru at 3:26 this morning. I thought the beeping was my alarm clock, but I had two more hours of sleep before we prepared for the day’s adventures. First we visited a beautiful town square with excellent examples of colonial architecture, confirmed by… Continue reading Trujillo, Peru
The pope visited Panama City last week and left the day before we arrived yesterday. Unfortunately the thousands of people who came from all over the world to see him did not leave with him. Yesterday, they all went to see the same sights as the two cruise ships’ passengers, the Miraflores Locks museum and… Continue reading Panama City Architecture
This photo of the third step of the Gatan Locks on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal shows the two channels in the locks, the bow of our ship in the right, a container ship in the left, and Gatan Lake beyond. Today’s transit of the canal was very different from what I experienced… Continue reading Panama Canal