Cruising Sea of Japan

Trip Start Sep 07, 2007
Trip End Oct 05, 2007

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

It has been absolutely wonderful the past several days.  The sea is like a big blue lake...smooth and balmy.  We are leaving our balcony open alot.  It is supposed to be 78 tomorrow in Pusan, Korea.  Everyone is taking advantage of the good weather with the pools and deck chairs actually getting some use.
I forgot to tell you several things in the last blog.  Actually, I had a sleep attack hit me when I was just into the blog a little and I was trying my best to fight it off.  I have no idea if the stuff made any sense as I didn't even go back to read it.  Sorry, but I did tell you of this afflection.  Anyway, I ate again and slept again and am ready to go.
When we were at the Anui Village, I had to use the facilities.  There were very nice, clean bathrooms in the tourist shops.  (Those shops were 2x the size of the entire village)  So I opened up the door to the stall...the water tank was about at normal position, but the bowl was the shape of a keyhole and buried in the ground.  There was a picture diagram for us roundeyes indicating you must squat with your feet on the outside of the bowl.  Ever willing to give new things a try, I assumed the position.  I did agree that this was much more sanitary, but for those of us who have difficulty getting up, it would be a problem.  The toilet paper roll was about six inches off of the ground as was the flushing mechaism.  Fortuately, I did not have difficulty rising.  I looked around then for a handicapped toilet.....they were the same!
I didn't tell you that in the Gymnasium in the Russian town, we were greeted at the gate to the school by two little girls. Ahhhh, what cute kids.  I asked them if I could take their picture.  They readily agreed.  Everyone was then taking their pictures.  Everywhere we went, those little girls were there first.  I named the one "Pink Plague".  I think there is this whole bunch of urchins that are related world wide, like the boys in Greenland, the kids in Mexico and the little boy in Tangier that switched languages to beg.
The trip is really finishing up fast now.  We have arranged for the Raffles Hotel in Beijing to pick us up at the Cruise pier.
Thats all for now....
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claire22 on

Broken Leg
Thanks for keeping me in you thoughts during this trip. I am so sorry that I broke my leg and this happened at all. I love my family and thank you for all of the good thoughts. I am healing well and am at home now. Take care of yourself and thank you again for everything.

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