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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia There is very little to do in Papeete. It is a major town based around the port. On docking, there will be some musicians playing by the ship, some stalls and buses, taxis and seaways waiting to take you wherever. It is expensive not just for tourists but for the people who live there. To put...
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New to Choosing a Cruise? That is what Doris Visits is here for. We try to help you                     SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. Last night we sat and had dinner, on land, with friends who had just come back from the Orient Express, now wanting to cruise. The comment...
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Oahu, Hawaii the Polynesian Island in the USA The place of many movies, including the new Kong Skull Island, we go to the ranch and behind the scenes at Kualoa Ranch. Hawaii prepared for huge parties when it was to become the 49th State of the USA, paperwork printed, events art worked then they slowed up and Alaska beat them to it....
PROGRESSO, Yucatan, Mexico The port city of Progreso is famous for its 7km wharf, the longest in Mexico. Here you will find a bustling promenade popular with the locals as well as tourists. The beach has fine white sand, some of the thatched bars have swing seats. The local food is seafood, a seafood soup, fish cooked in banana skin...
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Kong Skull Island is an epic movie, so is where it was shot, take a look with Doris Visits Yes, you can go there, to Kong Skull Island, where the stars made the great movie. We were very lucky and privileged that the Arcadia stopped in Oahu, and while most people rushed to the monument of Pearl Harbour, although we took...
Kerala in Southern India Doris was inspired to take a tour of southern India because the food is so acclaimed. She also discovered Indian wine which she mentions when she find it again in her film of Atul Kochhar's restaurant. She had no film crew with her, but luckily there is footage from her handicam that shows you just how...
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The Polynesian Adventure and More We have just left the Arcadia, the ship that loves to travel, in Tahiti and as it sails to the Polynesian Islands of New Zealand, we are still on the beach and sampling the night food stalls of Tahiti. In Bora Bora we moored alongside the Holland & America, Maasdam, so there will be quite...
Laem Chabang is Thailand's largest port Laem Chabang is often followed by Bangkok in brackets, but it is not. Laem Chabang is 25 kilometres North from Pattaya and south of the city Chonburi. Bangkok is a 125Km coach trip away, or 1 hour 45 minutes on route 7. It sits between Vietnam and Malaysia The Port was built to get huge ships...
World Cruise stop at Phu My Vietnam The ship docked bright and early in Phu My, and with no trouble we were ashore and in our excursion coach heading for Ho Chi Minh City. Previously known as Saigon it was once known as Prey Nokor a sea port of the Khmer before the Vietnamese took control in the 17th Century. There...
Sihanoukville Cambodia I am not sure I have ever seen so much sea food as in the market of this fishing village. Sihanoukville sits on the southern coast of Cambodia, and is also known as Kampong Saom. It is renowned for its long white beaches, fringed by pine trees. The adventures you can take range from horse riding on the beach...
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