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Postcards from Hong Kong

Postcards from Hong Kong

Rotterdam called at Hong Kong last week on its Grand World Voyage. Mike and Denise in front of the famous Jumbo Restaurant. In three words: “over the top.” In two words: “sensory overload.” In one word: “great!” Having grown up on the New York Harbor, and thinking of New York as the biggest city in…   read more of “Postcards from Hong…”

Postcards from Komodo Island

Postcards from Komodo Island

Rotterdam called at Komodo Island yesterday on it’s Grand World Voyage. Just a couple of hundred miles down the island chain that is Indonesia is an island called Komodo. It has one village and the rest of the island is a national park. It is one of the most interesting, unique and intense places we’ve…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from Hong Kong

Postcards from Hong Kong

Aboard Amsterdam during the Grand Asia and Australia Voyage, 2008. The first things you notice sailing into Hong Kong are the high rises. Oh my goodness, there are so many. They are on both sides of the harbor as far as you can see. It makes Manhattan Island look like my home town. They run…   read more of “Postcards from Hong…”

Postcards from Miyako, Japan

Postcards from Miyako, Japan

Aboard Amsterdam during the Grand Asia and Australia Voyage, 2008. As we sailed into Miyako it became apparent that there was a lumber mill on the waterfront. Then as we docked and I saw all of the logs and I remembered how in Oregon and Washington the mill owners are up in the air because…   read more of “Postcards from…”