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Magic / Live / Solo / Sep 30-Oct 7 2018

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Another off the menu, one of a kind, never ever made before creations... First, he soaked basil and camphor (brought from his home country) in water...

 

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Then strained and chilled with ice. Tequila that he personally purchased in Cozumel. (Not the property of Carnival corporation whatsoever) It was then introduced to a martini glass, and garnished with fresh bruised basil... I give to you a drink that no one on the face of the planet has ever had until now, ever...

 

He calls it Elements of Life...

 

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Should have been the Sid Special! I’ve loved reading about all your shenanigans again. Avid follower here. Hope we get some more food porn from Buford Hwy when you get back to the ATL

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The Alchemy Bar crew... Ravi, Maureen, and Raunak...

 

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Wow! RAUNAK was on the Magic when we sailed last July! Was at the Alchemy Bar EVERY NIGHT! Best bar on the ship!!Enjoyed your review! Sailing here again next July!!

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Partying down on the last night of the cruise (them, not me) it's strange. I look down there and there are people much older than me just getting down on the dance floor. Here I am, a much younger ( but, still pretty old) person, but I'm totally worn out and ready for bed...

 

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I guess you missed the part where I said I have to go directly to work tomorrow straight from the airport...

 

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Oh no sadly I saw that. Still doesn’t mean you couldn’t use a vacation from your vacation.

 

 

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I feel like an old fart for bailing on you fine people like this... I'm about to put in a wake up call for 6:15

 

I guess it's obvious that my life is in need of a real wake up call...

 

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I just went back and looked through your Vista review (I read it back when you posted it) for the T***p t-shirt. Loved it! “Thug Life”!

 

 

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by special request... If you're easily offended, turn back now...

 

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love this!!

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I hope work is kind to you tomorrow.

 

Thank you for allowing all of us to join you on your cruise.

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Thanks for another great live review Sid! I'm sorry that your reality is crappy right now but I'm pretty certain that there are bigger and brighter things out there for you.

 

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Thank you so much for this! This is the first live review that I have followed and I’m afraid you have spoiled me! I will forever be comparing others to you! I will be looking for your next review! ❤️

 

 

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I hope we hear from you again. All though, I;m about to go and drown my sorrows over the Auburn loss just now.

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Sid you really should consider writing a travel blog. Your writing and pictures are great. I like your sense of humor. I think a lot of people would enjoy reading about travels. I know I like reading them. I’m sure everyone would agree you’d be great at it

 

 

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Sid, loved this review and the others you have done! Thanks for being generous enough to take us along, it’s like a mini vacation for those of us still waiting for our sailings!

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Partying down on the last night of the cruise (them, not me) it's strange. I look down there and there are people much older than me just getting down on the dance floor. Here I am, a much younger ( but, still pretty old) person, but I'm totally worn out and ready for bed...

 

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Those folks took a nap:)

 

I'm sorry you are headed off the ship this morning and back to work. I've enjoyed your adventure and reading your review every day this past week. Thank YOU for sharing.

 

As far as life - it's constantly changing and doesn't always bring us what we expect or want but sometimes brings us surprises. Something I told my "baby" brother (he towers over me at 6'7") a long time ago when he was struggling that seemed to stick with him is "the grass is greener where we water it." I wish for you some grass you want to water and I will be actively looking for your next adventure.

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Unfortunately, the Captain found his way all the way back to Miami, and soon it will be over for real real...

 

My Cheers still works for my morning coffee, so that's some good news...

 

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Also, someone abandoned a genuine piece of ship on a stick. If I had room in my luggage I would bring it home and send it to one of you great readers who followed along on this epic journey.

 

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Enjoying the final omelette until my next cruise... I can't make them myself.

 

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And a view.

 

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Sid Thanks for doing this. I will be looking forward to your next adventure on your Dec Cruise. Safe Travels

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I'm at MIA right now, a full 2 1/2 before my flight... I'll go back to the time just after the omelette and continue from there.

 

I headed back to my cabin and took care of all my last minute packing. I had a shower and got ready for the really loooong day I have today.

 

 

 

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At around 7:34 I left the cabin (the intrusive room steward was knocking already) I grabbed my bags and walked down the stairs to deck 3... Just as I reached the bottom of the stairs, a group of priority debarkers were filing out of the theater. I just blended into the line, acting like I was lost or something. I literally never stopped walking, and I was off the ship in exactly one minute from when I reached the bottom of the stairs.

 

Malcolm, the cruise director and I had a final fist bump and farewell, and next thing I knew I was in the tunnel...

 

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The calm before the next storm... And the line for customs...

 

Strange thing. The agent asked who I was with. I told him I was by myself. He asked where I was from and what my job was. He asked if I had anything to declare. I told him a suitcase full of dirty laundry. And then he said have a good day... I normally just sail right through without a hitch, but this guy was on his game.

 

 

 

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A few minutes later I was in a taxi on the way to Miami airport. I normally use Uber, but my luck with them in Miami hasn't been the greatest. I decided to take the sure thing, and I was on my way.

 

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I checked in at the kiosk, and printed my boarding pass. My TSA pre check got me through in about three minutes. There wasn't really a line for non pre check anyway. Now I'm waiting at the gate contemplating if I want to go ahead and bag up my suitcase for a bathroom run...

 

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