All In Retrospect

Trip Start Aug 27, 2005
Trip End Sep 11, 2005

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

In Retrospect

Looking back I realize that we managed to cram a lot of experiences into such a short period of time. I'd never gone on a cruise before, and it was a completely different style of travel from what I'm used to. But I'm all for stepping out of the box, and that's exactly what it was, a different kind of journey into foreign territory.

Although it was a port intensive itinerary, being transported by cruiseship took away the feeling of being rushed from Point A to Point B. Evenings on the ship were a world away from any kind of reality, which I think is a travel sensation that's on the opposite side of the spectrum from my typical "stuff-it & ruff-it" backpacking style. It felt nice to have a moving island all to yourself, where everything you needed was taken care of, and everything you wanted was at your disposal.

If there was anything I would change about the itinerary, it would be to stay overnight in each port. I think the nightlife of a city gives a person a well-rounded sense of place. Not to mention, I'm more of a night hound anyway. But all in all, this was a new and exciting experience.

That's it for now I guess. If I don't hear from any of you for a while, I'll be sure to check back in with you on my next adventure.

Until next time,
J.R. Riel
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