Monthly Archives: November 2019

20191123 – Bye, Bye Cruise, Hello Tokyo

Saturday Goodbye Celebrity; goodbye food; goodbye free drinks. Catch the shuttle bus to Yokohama station into Tokyo and then onto some unpronounceable station near the luxurious 5 star New Otani Hotel. Arrive wet and dishevelled only to be wiped down … Continue reading

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20191119 – Hairy Crabs, Gate Crash A Food Exhibition, Tea Ceremony And Cupanoodles Museum

Blog 1911 to 2211 Tuesday Hakodate Well today we’re in Hakodate on yet another tour. First we go to a fish market to ogle the hairy crabs and some not so hairy but live giant ones. Then it’s the red … Continue reading

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20191115 – Volcanoes, Gardens, Sea Day And Korea (South That Is)

Friday Kagoshima Well today‚Äôs sharabang takes us to an Arimura observation platform of an active volcano on Sakurajima. I thought we were going to an observatory at the rim. Turns out we go to an observation platform in the lava … Continue reading

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20191111 – Cruise Japan

Monday Osaka Lazy start to the day as we don’t dock until 11:00. Mind you still up at the crack of sparrows in time for breakfast at 07:00. Still sleeping fitfully due to the jet lag. Sumptuous breakfast, with fruit … Continue reading

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20191107 – Japan

Wednesday Drive to Brett’s Set off down to Ascot to stay at Bretts overnight. Only an 8 minute delay, no real hold up. Have I been teleported into some alternate parallel universe? Am I still in Britain? I suffered with … Continue reading

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