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    Hinunangan, Southern Leyte, Philippines
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    Stage photography, classic rock music, firearms, humor, computer forensics.

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  1. Odyssey OTS 10-31-22 from Civitavecchia to Ft. Lauderdale. 13 instead of 14 days for the crossing, but still couple of stops in Spain.
  2. Just one - Rhapsody T/A 11-30-21. Lobbying singer Gary Williams the Rat Pack singer to appear on a small ship for a change. With 3 days in the Canary Islands, he won't even have to fly or spend an extended time onboard to perform (He lives on Teneriefe).
  3. I agree, a great place to meet new people is at dinner. People who share almost nothing in common at first, but turn out to be really interesting. I've eaten with: a professional landscape photographer, a blind photographer, a couple who owns a sheep station in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, a guy who'd owned a sporting goods store in Maine (and whose uncle ran United Artists and Orion Pictures), and a kindergarten teacher from Canada whom I'd marry if I was 30 years younger. Everybody has at least one or two good stories to tell or hobbies shared by someone at the table.
  4. Hi Julia, If you're looking for "good", the reserved Key seats are not bad, just behind the Front of House mixer boards (at least on the Independence of the Seas) and you don't have to wait in line for them. If you want the best, prepare to arrive about 45 minutes early and get about row 7-10, dead center. You'll be at eye level with the performers. If you know there will be audience interaction, the aisle seats from rows 2-5 or anywhere in the first row will give you a good chance to greet the performers. Row 1 isn't all that great. You're looking up the performers noses an
  5. Booking cruises reminds me of a quote from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail": “When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. And that one sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that’s what you’re going to get, Son, the strongest castle in all of England.” – King of the Swamp Castle So now I'm trying the Rhapsody T/A from Barcelona to Tampa on
  6. Odyssey is ported in Haifa, Israel as of yesterday. Only citizens of Israel are allowed to book cruises on her for the time being.
  7. Well, the Med. cruises out of Civitavecchia didn't last long. So now friends and I are trying the Rhapsody out of Venice as B2B on June 19 and 26. Still not buying air tickets for a while, though.
  8. Odyssey OTS, May 21 and May 30 B2B. My first Med cruises. Does the Two70 show "Oceanides" remind anyone of Houdini's water escape? Maybe Royal won't actually seal the performers in their individual water tanks.
  9. It's Star Clippers and they are actual clipper ships and run out of Barbdos and St. Maarten in the Caribbean, Phuket and Ko Samui (Malaysia) in Asia, and in the Mediterranian.
  10. Too bad there's an intermission, It wakes people up from their Cats nap.
  11. I tried to make sense of the word salad that was on the marquee, but thought The Gift might actually come together and be something good to photograph. Hint: It didn't and wasn't. Only RCI show I won't go back to. (As opposed to Grease and Once Upon a Time, which are fun after 12 shows each).
  12. Almost forgot, our group asked if there was anything Filipino on the menu (including crew menu). So every night we had great dishes like I get in Southern Leyte. Then one night the waiter (also Filipino) brings boiled tripe. I live in the Visayas (The area roughly between Luzon and Mindinao) and never saw tripe anywhere - in the wet markets, cooked by friends or even served in restaurants). We tried to cut it, but a regular knife wouldn't quite do the job without a lot of sawing. It wasn't really tough like gristle, but more like gelatin-coated Aramid fibres. We eat Dinuguan (soup ma
  13. I'd prefer a pay channel of "Waiting for your tour group number to be called in the theatre".
  14. Or a Maine Coon. Though a Yukon Moose would be a good substitute (though a bit large).
  15. Actually I was unfaithful. My last cruise was on the Sky Princess. The photo is from Rock Opera.
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