The first time that I left Australia to travel overseas I did not know what the future of my travel held beyond that trip. I was due to visit four countries that were mostly English speaking and mostly easy enough for a tourist to navigate. These included the United States of America, Canada, England and Hong Kong. In the end they formed a trip that was rather memorable and led me to wanting to head off again as soon as possible.
In the end it was about four months later that I would be off again first to arrive and spend two weeks in America. However, the next leg of the journey was something that I had not initially even considered as an option. It was not just a cruise but a cruise that would make the majority of it’s stops through Central America.
Even though there have been some nice looking spots that I have seen pictures of through Central and South America it is not a destination that I particularly wanted to travel to. In fact I never would have even looked up visiting the area on a land based trip, at least not if I was travelling alone.
But when I started looking at the idea of cruising it really did become a potential option to explore some of the destinations along the Pacific Coast of Central America. This photo is from the first port of call on that cruise a stop in the town of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. It is just a random alley in the town and there is nothing overly special about it.
In many ways this picture epitomises what I found to be one of the best parts of cruising. It is the destinations that you can access as part of a cruise that you might never have even knew existed, let alone specifically decided to go and visit. So it was with that first cruise onboard Holland America Line’s MS Statendam (which now sails under the P&O Australia Banner as Pacific Eden) that initiated my love for cruising and has since seen me take a further three cruises.
So call out my name
Call out my name when I kiss you so gently
I want you to stay .
A cool little arcade here in Osaka.
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