Athens to Hong Kong

Athens to Hong Kong

WOMEN ON SHIPS…

Women on ships…

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

  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...

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