On Board Ship

We boarded the ship last night and set sail. Just so everyone knows, for the next five days, internet service is intermittent and extremely slow. I am amazed that I managed to get to my blog site. The ship is lovely, well maintained and the food has been superb. Rick is currently out on excursion to an elementary school and I am resting and catching up with loading pictures on my laptop. Hopefully at some point I will be able to post pictures… maybe once in Malaysia at the end of November. There are currently 230 passengers on board with 140 crew members. The food is westernized while on board and for many people has been a relief. There were a couple meals while on land which were not too liked by many. Me… well I like hot and spicy so it was okay. I also stuck only to foods I recognized or knew what kind of meat was being served; chicken, fried rice, vegetables. All-in-all I am thoroughly enjoying the trip and the sites.

Yesterday, before heading to the airport for our flight to Wuhan and the ship, we toured the Shanghai museum. It was quite extensive with wonderful exhibitions. I was really taken with the textile level showcasing clothing through the ages. Being a sewer, a quilter, the intricacy of the embroidery or bead work and design captured my interest. There will be some wonderful pictures! The other levels consisted of paintings, brass work and pottery; all intriguing…so stay tuned.

Our flight to Wuhan was jam packed and thankfully only lasted 1 1/2 hours. From the airport it was an hours drive to a museum, but everyone was so tired that it wasn’t very interesting. By the time we arrived on board the ship it was late and time to eat. I will say though, that wine and good company dispels all kinds of weariness, be it physical or mental.

2 thoughts on “On Board Ship

  1. your blogs are enchanting diane! i think you have discovered a new definition for the word “different”… i can imagine there is no good flight to china, tho very disappointing to pay for an upgrade that would have made all the difference, then not have it for the long duration… i know you felt like a sardine… i hope the airlines with find a way to make it up to you…

    the silk, gardens, performers would be worth being squished on your flights getting there.. the gorges would be a sight of a lifetime… the yangtze is now your own… a rare and wonderful treasure…

    wonderful to hear you’re in malaysia and if you can believe, shonna is one of those monsoon storm drivers! she has a lot of moxy!

    i hope tomorrow you’ll get chance to take the local tour circuit… i used a taxi driver lawrance (shonna has his number and he’s fair) and he took me to 12 sites in 3 hrs time, parking close up and leading the way to the roof top of gorgeous chinese temples, historical places during KL founding and colonial years, as well as gardens…

    a lot to offer, the batu caves or needle are among my favs.. the steps of the caves seem to go on forever, but little layla made it to the top with her daddy before any of us, so more doable than you’d think…

    and, looking forward to seeing you soon… i would be happy to meet your flight if you like! rest now… sleep well.. see you soon! love, cindy

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