October 1, 2009 - November 6, 2009
On October 1, 2009 I set out on a trip that took me completely around the world in 37 days.
On the first day of the trip I flew out of Toronto, Canada to Beijing, China.
I spent 3 days in Beijing before boarding the Diamond Princess for my Southest Asia cruise.
During my 16 days on the Diamond Princess I visited Shanghai, Okinawa, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore & Thailand.
After disembarking the ship I spent the day in Bangkok before flying to Athens, Greece late that evening.
I had two days and one night in Athens before boarding the Royal Princess for my Holy Land cruise.
During my 12 days on the Royal Princess I stopped at two of the Greek Isles followed by one port in Turkey.
Next there was two full days in Israel followed by a 2-day overland excersion in Egypt
where I spent the night in Cairo, took a cruise on the Nile and saw the Great Pyramids.
After leaving Egypt there were three full days at sea before the cruise ended in Venice, Italy
where I spent two days before flying the rest of the way around the world on my journey home.

Below, on the left are 3 maps. The one on top shows my Southeast Asia cruise route.
The middle map is an overview of the entire trip. The bottom map shows the route for the Holy Land cruise.
Click on the links in the right column for the travelog, pictures and videos for those segments of the trip.

Beijing, China (October 2-7)

Shanghai, China (October 8-9)

Okinawa, Japan (October 10)

Taiwan (October 11-12)

Hong Kong (October 13-15)

Vietnam (October 16-18)

Singapore (October 19-20)

Thailand (October 21)

Greece (October 22-25)

Turkey (October 26-27)

Israel (October 28-29)

Egypt (October 30-31)

Venice, Italy (November 4-6)


The video below is one hour fifteen minutes long and shows the highlights of the entire trip.

Individual videos can be found on the pages above and in the player below.

To begin a slide show of all the images click HERE.
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