Oktoberfest in Yokohama, Japan

Who’d Want a German Beer in Japan? Well, it appears that thousands did as I noticed on a recent visit to the port of Yokohama, Japan. I was on a cruise, three of them in fact, as I was a speaker on the cruises in Southeast Asia for a popular cruise line. Our final port […]

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Beginning the Next Cruise

March 20, 2017 Our first cruise on the Celebrity MILLENNIUM ended in Hong Kong where we spent an overnight before starting out on cruise #2. Hong Kong — March 10th The weather was quite overcast and cool so we didn’t feel like taking any extended trips especially since we’d be back in port for three […]

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The Lady at the Sushi Restaurant

September 19, 2016 I’m sitting in an airline lounge at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo, and I was reflecting on my recent stops here in Japan. I just disembarked from a 15-day trans-Pacific cruise that started in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and ten of those days were sea days. Our five days in port were in […]

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Otaru, Japan; in Sapporo’s Shadow

September 14, 2016 — Otaru, Japan One of the [many] interesting benefits of being on a re-positioning cruise is that you will often stop in ports that most cruise ships never visit. The port of Otaru, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, is a lovely area that many people use just as a way to […]

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