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Athens to Hong Kong

WOMEN ON SHIPS…

Women on ships…

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Yes, I'm back in Athens now after my summer of fun...ready to face a new round of challenges. To round the trip off nicely, yesterday (30AUG) the ship arrived back in Athens as well!  I...

A cabin of a different sort

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And so my journey from Athens to Hong Kong overland came to an end when I touched down at LHR airport.  What took me five weeks in a container ship with beautiful views took...

Why do we need Security on board the ship?

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I held off writing a full post about this as I wanted to check it was OK to say some things.  It's not a big secret - so I can share some things with...

Through Suez to Singapore

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Yes, I made it!  15 days straight at sea with no access to the outside world: just seeing sunrise, sunset and dolphins playing.  Did you know, if you clap your hands the dolphins in...

Where do we live on a container ship?

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I’ve realized that, whilst I’ve been posting about Valencia, Genoa and nice places visited, I haven’t made it very clear where we actually live, nor the name of my ship.  Well, I included a video...

What does a container ship carry?

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I’m sure you’re all dying to know what a ship of this size carries from/to Asia. So was I, hence my question posed to the Captain one evening at dinner. Some background knowledge for you: The weight...

Valencia

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I wrote a post about the downside of container ship travel and mentioned that you’re not necessarily guaranteed a long time in port, indeed…even if it’s possible to go ashore. This was the situation...

A downside of travelling by container ship

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So far I’ve enjoyed it. 30th June 2013 marked my first week on board and when at sea I’ve: swam in the pool, endured Barry Manilow love songs in karaoke and hung out with the...

A new Captain & Chief Engineer

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The new Captain’s lovely! This was the mantra that was running around the ship like Chinese whispers for the last two days or so.  A new Captain joined us in Genoa and I had been...

Second full day at sea

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I’m writing this on the deck of the ship, just outside my cabin. This is the second full day at sea. We left Athens at 01:30am on the morning of Monday, 24th June. I slept...

What to do on a container ship

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You must be wondering what there is to do on a container ship. Well, so far I’ve not been bored. I’ve spent a lot of my time on the Bridge, watching sunrise and sunset,...

First day at sea

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I’m writing this on the deck of the ship, just outside my cabin. This is the second full day at sea.  We left Athens at 01:30am on the morning of Monday, 24th June.  I...

Joining the ship – first emotions

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A very emotional day today. It was the day it hit me that I’m going to be on a container ship, for approx. 1.5 months, travelling to Hong Kong! Joining the ship was easy. I...

What to pack for travel by container ship

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I was getting stressed because I didn't know what to pack for my trip. I mean, it’s not as if I’m going on a cruise ship where people get dressed to the nines every...

Hong Kong accommodation – and return trip

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I know, I know...I've not even left yet and already I'm thinking about how I'm going to return! Well, for a trip of this magnitude, a girl's godda be organised.  So I've already booked my...

My Fearful Adventure

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I've travelled a fair bit: solo around Australia when I was nineteen, Sri Lanka teaching English in 2004 to name but a few. I'm going on a trip in June 2013 that leaves me juuuuuuuust...

Travelling to Hong Kong by container ship!

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  Remember back in February I posted about my proposed trip by container ship to Australia? I then further investigated my fears about this, especially given the pirate activity in the Indian Ocean. Photo courtesy of...