RTW sun, sand and ships on the Suez canal

Since I decided to stay on the CMA CGM Kerguelen until Southampton instead of disembarking in Algeciras, the blog posts I had scheduled for the journey ran out a few days ago. So, you get a bonus blog post about the Suez Canal to keep you entertained while I travel in all possible comfort and…

RTW what if…?

Considering how difficult it was to shuffle my plans when I realized in Japan that I wouldn’t be able to take the Russian route home, you may wonder if I would have made different travel decisions if I had known. The answer is a resounding no! This post imagines what might have happened if I had…

RTW the voyage home, part 2

So, as I explained in part 1, after a lot of effort and high drama, I finally had my Chinese visa and I had the ship. But the preparations didn’t end there. Booking a few additional weeks in Japan While much of this was going on, I was in Japan, with my travel booked until Hiroshima. As…

RTW the voyage home, part 1

As I wrote in the blog post about planning my way home, I was going to board another container ship, the time from China to Europe via the Suez canal. Now doesn’t that sound like a proper adventure! The ship is sailing with CMA CGM and is called CC Kerguelen. It’s the biggest of the…

10 most and 5 least popular blog posts

If you are my faithful reader, you know that I have been publishing a post generally every 2-3 days. I thought it might be interesting to offer a few statistics at this point, almost eight months into my world tour. I have published a total of 128 posts, almost 110 of which are from my round the…

RTW cargo ship to Malaysia

  Well, here we are again, on the eve of another cargo ship voyage across an ocean. Actually, by the time you read this, we will already be on our way as this is a scheduled post. My first two voyages were marvelous experiences, and now I am already an experienced cargo ship traveler. With my…

RTW cargo ship to Australia

This is a scheduled post, one of several, while I make my slow way aboard the Cap Capricorn from Long Beach USA to Melbourne Australia. After two amazing months in the US, I will have plenty of time to relax, as the voyage takes three weeks. For details about the ship, as well as a link…