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Quality time with cats, in Tokyo

by Mike

18 April 2017 • Much to my own surprise I suddenly found myself excited about a cat café, in the middle of Tokyo.

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Ten reasons why I fell in love with Shanghai

by Mike

4 April 2017 • Sometimes in life you meet somebody briefly, and you know it will be a friend forever. No need to see each other frequently; the friendship is there to stay.

Our ship, the VOLENDAM, was only in Shanghai for two days. But after day one I already realized that my bond with Shanghai would last forever.

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TAGS »Asia,City,Cruise

Hong Kong, surprisingly green

by Mike

30 March 2017 • Do you think skyscrapers, and skyscrapers only, when one says "Hong Kong"? So did I. However, much to my surprise I saw an almost poetic entente between the dazzling concrete towers and a wide array of beautiful trees and city gardens.

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A Day in Saigon

by Véronique and Mike

25 November 2014 • When I walk up early on our last full day in Saigon, it is still surprisingly silent in the port. Very slowly traffic gets going, a rooster crows on the boat next to ours.

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On the Highway to Saigon

by Véronique and Mike

20 November 2014 • So happy I got up very early this morning to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises of this trip. We leave early for the first visit of the day. We are in My Tho, which consists of four islands. We visit the largest one, Thoi Son, with a boat. Our charming guide of the morning, Mrs Thang is in love with Paris and seems very happy with this boat full of French tourists. 

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TAGS »Asia,Cruise,River