Mexico . Hawaii . Japan . China . Hong Kong . Vietnam . Cambodia . Thailand . India . Egypt . Turkey . Croatia . Spain . Florida

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

MV Explorer

MV Explorer
Join me as I go around the world in 100 days aboard this ship!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

More Changes to Itinerary

SAS has finally posted online the recently made changes to our Fall 2007 itinerary. I'm actually quite pleased with all the changes. Like I said in the last post, we will be going to Bangkok, Thailand, in place of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Although Myanmar would have been a unique experience in and of itself, I am pretty excited for this change to have occurred. I have wanted to visit Thailand for quite some time now, so it all works out in the end. Some of the other changes to the itinerary are as follows.

We will now be stopping for two days in the port of Yokahama, Japan, instead of going directly to Kobe, Japan. This city is located in the northern part of the country, making it easier and cheaper to travel to Tokyo, if that's what we choose to do. I am planning on getting a rail pass and traveling all over Japan, spending at least a whole day, perhaps two, in Tokyo. I also want to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Osaka. We have the option of boarding the ship and traveling Japan's beautiful inner passage to our next port of Kobe for two days, or we can travel overland and meet the ship before it departs from Kobe for our next destination of Qingdao, China.

Finally, we will now be ending our voyage in Miami, rather than Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This is because our berth has been usurped by a larger vessel. Miami is a short and inexpensive ground shuttle trip away from Ft. Lauderdale; thus, parents who have already booked their flights for the welcome home reception won't need to change their travel plans. I've never been to Florida, so I'm pretty stoked that our ship docks in Miami. I plan on spending the whole month of December in the Sunshine State and meeting up with some friends and family for the holidays. We will probably be making a trip to Disney World, too! Can you believe I have never been to Disney World?! I guess my childhood was deprived of the mass commercial globalization that is Disney. Haha, I'm just kidding, Disney, I love you! And I secretly always wanted to be Princess Jasmine! Anyway, I will wrap up my fabulous semester at sea and kiss '07 goodbye by ringing in the new year in sunny South Beach, Miami. Let the good times roll!

1 comment:

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.