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A little distance from our port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, is the pilgrimage town of Kataragama, which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Two Buddhist and Hindu temples sit side-by-side, separated by a gated wall. Buddhist temple, with critters... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Bill's Blog
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Langkawi is an archipelago off Malaysia's northwest coast. It's known for its beaches and clear waters. The main island is also known as Langkawi. Good morning. The SkyCab cable car runs to the top of Machincang mountain. From the summit,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Bill's Blog
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My blog posts since January 1 document our ongoing cruise around the world (literally) on Oceania. Please enjoy the stories and images. Let me know if you have any comments or questions! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Bill's Blog
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Farewell, Kenya and Tanzania! Zanzibar Sunset It was an exciting couple of days. Mombasa and Zanzibar were great visits. I was able to satisfy two major Bucket List items! In Mombasa, we went on a death-defying journey to see wild... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Bill's Blog
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May 21, in the Indian Ocean somewhere off the coast of Africa, it dawned a choppy, bumpy, and moody morning after a night of rough seas as we skirted a tropical storm. Later in the morning, rain and low clouds... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bill's Blog
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Views from the island country of the Republic of Singapore. Views from a bridge Jubilee Bridge is a pedestrian bridge in downtown Singapore spanning the Singapore River, connecting Merlion Park and The Esplanade. The construction of the bridge in 2015... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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There are over 40,000 temples in Thailand, 33,902 of which are currently in use, and more than 400 wats (temples) in the capital city of Bangkok alone. So, without further ado, images from four Bangkok temples up close and two... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Good Morning, Ocean Day 4 of 5 at sea Click to see a full-size, no watermark image. Indian Ocean 05/17/24 Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Goodbye, Dubai It was a great two days in a beautiful city with great hospitality! Desert sunset Click here to see the full-size image with no watermark at www.ImagesByBill.us Dubai, UAE 05/12-13/24 Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Off to the side where we docked in the port of Cochin, India, were two boats on scaffolds and out-of-business... obviously untouched for a while. They are named the Mega Dolphin Iviskos and the Venice Carnival. Some history: Both were... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn).... excuse me, HO CHI MINH CITY is an interesting metropolis: the most westernized city in Vietnam, as a result of the "conflict" in the '60s & 70s with heavy US involvement and being the financial center... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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For your consideration, three "sea perspectives" from somewhere off the coast of Nha Trang, Vietnam... Distant Island Late Afternoon Silhouette A Long Way to go in a Small Boat Click here for full-size, no-watermark images at www.ImagesByBill.us Click here to... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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On the warm evening of April 12, Oceania's Around-The-World travelers, about 400 of us, boarded busses at the port of Chan May for a one-plus hour trip to the Royal Citadel in Hue. A night of dining and shows made... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Post two of our overnight stay in Ha Long Bay. Views around the port and our departure The long walk down the pier to the terminal For all the Worldies seeing this! Every little boat had a flag #08, #16,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Ha Long is a port city, our closest landing to Hanoi. Many of our fellow travelers ventured off on excursions to Hanoi and its sights. For personal reasons, we opted for a tour of Ha Long. The city has only... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Two days in Hong Kong. General impression? A very busy, very urban, very heavily populated "special administrative region" of China trying hard to establish itself as a financial capital, struggling to separate itself from the juggernaut that is the People's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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This is the 3rd and final posting for our two days in Shanghai. Night Scenes A beautiful city at night... Leaving Shanghai It was a great visit! Click here to view full-size, no watermark images at www.ImagesByBill.us Click here to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Welcome to post 2 of 3 for our two days in Shanghai. A walk through Wu Garden Sidewalk mosaic "Yu Ling Long (Exquisite Jade Stone). The most valuable treasure of the Yu Garden and one of the three most famous... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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This is the first of three postings of our two days in Shanghai... a museum, a gardens, out & about, and night views. A very busy port Shanghai Museum. First opened in 1952 and rebuilt in its current location in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Good Morning, Ko Samui, Thailand Click here for a full-size, no watermark image. Ko Samui, Thailand 04/20/24 Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Nagasaki was our last port in Japan. While probably best known in the world as the second city the US detonated an atomic weapon over to conclude World War II, it is also a beautiful coastal city. Our day walking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Busan was our only port in South Korea, and it came between ports in Japan. A bus ride to downtown and back was our journey for the day. Views from the port Two Small, Two Big On the bus ???????????... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Entering Hiroshima port harbor Early on the morning of August 6, 1945, as part of an ongoing effort to shorten the war with Japan and as an alternative to invasion, the United States detonated an atomic bomb approximately 2,000 feet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Kobe is another beautiful Japanese city. As with the other cities we visited in Japan, Kobe is immaculate: clean, and no trash anywhere. Our tour today was self-guided, riding the Green Line tourist bus to different areas, including the local... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2024 at Bill's Blog
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Tokyo has always had a soft spot in my heart because it is my birthplace. My early memories, however, may be suspect because I celebrated my first birthday on a ship back to the US. For those of you who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2024 at Bill's Blog