the hinata diaries

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Day 8 - And we're off!

Wanted to post pics from our stay in Kandalama - the sights there were really the most fabulous of our trip so far, with ancient ruined cities, stunning rockscapes, and loads of elephant safari photos. But of course Blogger's photo upload is mucked up again, so I guess it will have to be a while.

We're finally going to board our ship today - the CMA CGM LILAC - which had been delayed for a couple of days. From here we've got 8 days before we reach our first stop - the Suez Canal. The copy of the Economist that I grabbed at Changi Airport just before we left actually had a special report of the Suez Crisis of 197[6?] and I'm looking forward to re-reading it again just before we arrive to imagine all the drama and tension of the period. I vaguely remember studying it for 'A' Level History but nothing like seeing the actual place, right?

I'm guessing we're gonna be pretty cut off from the rest of the world while on the ship. There will of course be basic satellite communication that we can access, but I'm guessing it's not quite unlimited broadband. Will try to update once we stopover on shore.

Oh, and family and friends update - the shipping company assures us that our stopover in Beirut has been cancelled and we'll sail right by instead. Hopefully out of missile range - will confirm this with the captain as soon as we get on board! And of course will try to call whenever possible.

Fellow Singapore food bloggers - look forward to catching up with all of you soon, thanks Colin for organizing!

See y'all in a few!


  • hey hinata, i wont be able to make it for the bloggers dinner. wat a waste. was looking forward to meeting you and the others.

    By Blogger shaz, At 1:56 PM  

  • shaz, that's really a pity! likewise was looking forward to meeting you. hope we'll get a chance to catch up again soon...

    By Blogger hinata, At 2:04 AM  

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