by, March 30th, 2010 at 03:09 PM (1311 Views)
No swimming this morning. I have been having trouble catching up on sleep since I came down with the cold last week, so I slept in this morning. Turns out that was a great decision, LW said the pool was drained at Lifetime, and it wouldn't be filled and back up to temperature for a few days.
April 7th Leave DFW for Singapore. The flights connect in San Francisco and Hong Kong on the way. The flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong is over 14 hours.
April 8th around midnight, arrive in Singapore.
April 9th explore Singapore on our own. Singapore is a very modern country, English is the primary language and is known for its high quality cheap street food. A day of eating and shopping.
April 10th spend the morning exploring Singapore, then get on the boat after lunch. We are taking a cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong on a “western” cruise line. English speaking staff and familiar food. The ship only holds 208 passengers, so it is pretty small.
April 11th and 12th cruising to Thailand. This is where we plan to catch up on sleep lost from flying to Singapore.
April 13th Arrive in Bangkok Thailand. Today’s agenda include watching Thai kick boxing at one of the large kick boxing stadiums, shopping and eating.
April 14th Time to get some culture. Today will be spent touring temples. Thailand is predominately Buddhist.
April 15th Beach party on an island off the coast of Thailand. I will be swimming off the beach before enjoying whatever is being barbecued on the beach.
April 16th Cruise to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
April 17th Ho Chi Minch City dinner at a previous governors mansion.
April 18th A trip of the Mekong to see the floating markets. I will have bug spray.
April 19th Cruise to Da Nang Vietnam.
April 20th Da Nang – Nothing planned.
April 21st Cruise to Hanoi We don’t dock until 6pm, so probably nothing today
April 22nd Kayaking Halong Bay. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
April 23rd Cruise to Hong Kong
April 24th Leave the safety of the ship and tour Hong Kong.
April 25th Fly home, Hong Kong to Tokyo, Tokyo to LA, LA to Dallas. We leave at 8am and arrive home at 8pm by the magic of the international dateline, but we will be in a plane for about 20 hours.