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“LIVE FROM” 2019 Oceania Insignia World Cruise, Jan. 11-July 11

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That Bhumibol Bridge was interesting...it spanned the Chao Phraya River, twice...😎

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A nice event, with entertainment between food courses.

Leslie introduced his relieving CD, Ray Carr...

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Happy Easter to all.  Looks like a lovely ATW event with dancing and boxing. You'll enjoy your new CD, Ray Carr.

Thanks for all the great pics and commentary.

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Took a tour of Bangkok in a tuk tuk! Had a scary moment in a roundabout when our driver pulled out in front of a city bus!! He stopped inches from it....yikes! But the rest of the ride was fun.  😉

 

Walked through a flower market where they prepare floral sacrifices to Buddha, passed tall unusual looking downtown buildings, and visited the Wat Pho temple with the HUGE reclining Buddha. 

 

Pictures of their king were everywhere because his coronation is in 2 weeks.

 

Traffic wasn't even close to being as crazy as Saigons....busy, but not overwhelming and way fewer scooters/motorcycles. 

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7 hours ago, Senior Citizen said:

Great photos.  The King and I with Yul Brenner was just on PBS.

That was a great film...however it is banned here.  In fact, even mentioning it is an offense in Thailand...

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15 hours ago, bob brown said:

That was a great film...however it is banned here.  In fact, even mentioning it is an offense in Thailand...

 

Our guide said you can be arrested for saying anything derogatory about any of the royal family!  Crazy!

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I think it would also be  pretty offensive to most Thais to have someone so obviously ethnically wrong playing their King. Remember when Mickey Rooney played a Japanese man in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?  Also very offensive. 

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Our tour guide told us that they were more concerned with the way the King was portrayed, more than who portrayed him...

They considered his portrayal to be demeaning and historically inaccurate.

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Disembarking in Ko Samui for 5 days in a tropical heaven. See you in Phuket.

Assaf

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1 hour ago, ilsun said:

Disembarking in Ko Samui for 5 days in a tropical heaven. See you in Phuket.

Assaf

Enjoy, and get back safe!🙂

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Anchored off Ko Samui island, Thailand.

Shore tenders to Nathan pier...😎

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7 hours ago, ilsun said:

Disembarking in Ko Samui for 5 days in a tropical heaven. See you in Phuket.

Assaf

what a nice place to be.  Could you post some pictures for us?   Would be great.  Thanks

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4 hours ago, RJB said:

what a nice place to be.  Could you post some pictures for us?   Would be great.  Thanks

Photos will be on my FB page Assaf Shilo on a Harley with angel wings

 

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30 minutes ago, ilsun said:

Photos will be on my FB page Assaf Shilo on a Harley with angel wings

 

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Thanks,  Looking  forward to seeing them.   Should bring back some great memories from when we were there about 12 years ago. 

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On ‎4‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 10:10 AM, Go-Bucks! said:

A fellow passenger needs to have a document notarized and has asked me to see if any of us on CC are a notary or if we know of another passenger who is one. It is a document having to do with buying a home. If you can help, please let me know and I'll pass the info to her.

Just as a tip for future long cruise travellers, I understand that the solution was to visit the US embassy. The originals were then couriered back home.

Bill

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22 hours ago, Two4Sea said:

Just as a tip for future long cruise travellers, I understand that the solution was to visit the US embassy. The originals were then couriered back home.

Bill

 

The passenger got an appointment at the US Embassy in Bangkok to get her document notarized. 

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Ko Samui, Thailand...took a great ship tour! In 4WD vehicles, we went to a rubber tree farm and got a demonstration of how they make sheets of rubber, visited a coconut place where the shop had beautiful, inexpensive wooden household items, watched a cooking demonstration of Green Papaya Salad (with a tasting), saw a waterfall,  but best of all was being able to interact with 3 young elephants!  It was a sanctuary for rescued ones.  Made friends with 3 darling little boys too.

 

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