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Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai

Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai

It was a BIG day in K. L. as we were docked at Port Klang and it was a 90 minute ride into the city. Then it was off on a day of sight-seeing. We covered quite a lot – National Museum, National Mosque, Old Railway Station, Independence Square, Petronas Twin Towers, buffet lunch at a 5* hotel and then on to K.L.Tower( communication tower). We took an elevator ride up to the 276m level and Enid was NOT excited by the fast trip.
When up there we wandered around with the audio-guide. Enid at the gates of the President’s Palace.

John looking bored waiting for us at the National Museum. Saigon_to_..ore_284.jpg

Enid queueing up to enter the National Museum.Saigon_to_..ore_280.jpg

Well the ship’s entertainment crew had to keep us busy for 4 days at sea until Mumbai and we took full advantage of what they had to offer. Sensational !!! was a gala collection of highlights from some popular British musicals which had been presented both on West End and/or Broadway – Oliver, Me and My Gal, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 42nd Street – all enhanced by great costuming wonderful backing band and pyrotechnics.

Our cabin is 25m from the Terrace Deck and we have been for a few swims and spas while the weather is still hot. Our ship is still in the tropics sailing west across the Indian Ocean over the north of Sumatra and south of Sri Lanka and then north past Goa to Mumbai(old Bombay)

“Oriana’s Got Talent” was a fun evening .We have made friends with some people from down Mudgeeraba way and Gold coast and Sharon is a singer and entered in the quest so we went along and barracked for her.

The chocolate buffet was on again and the whole dining room is transformed with chocolate sculptures and oodles and oodles of chocolates of different shapes and hues. There was even a waterfall of chocolate fondue. Enid went down to see the kitchen – a sea of stainless steel shelves, benches, freezers, serveries, enormous larders and storerooms. In a fortnight they serve 116500 meals.

Enid’s Contribution
Typically I’m leaving our comings and goings for Beryl to record. She does this on nearly a daily basis and describes our tours. I have cut down on the food consumption as I would end up the size of a house. I am absolutely gobsmacked at the amount of food that a lot of these people consume. Have met a lot of lovely people but must say the Poms are living up to their reputation of “Whingeing Poms” Would you believe that at a mention of Gordonvale have met Rick and Jenny? Jenny is a good friend of Pat Hickling. Also the other day these people mentioned that they had a son who lived at Innisfail(Mena Creek actually) Would you believe Lois babysits their grandchild???? What a small world this is?????

There was another bloody formal night again so we borrowed a bow tie from the guy who is on our table in the Restaurant every evening. We dressed John up and Enid took this photo.


Back to Beryl!!!!
Well Mumbai was exactly how we had envisaged – every bit as bad as we thought.Our tour took us to the City’s Landmarks – University, Parsi Towers of Silence, Rajabai clock Tower, Victoria Station Terminus, Marine Drive, Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru ParkMani Bhavan(where Mahatma Ghandi
lived), Jain Temple(Hindu) and Prince of Wales Museum.

The highlight was the Dhobi Ghat( the public open-air laundry).
This was quite the most incredible thing!!!!! Finished up our tour with a stop at “The Gateway of India” opposite the Taj Mahal Hotel – quite imposing.

Cheers, everyone!!!!

Posted by BerylB 04:10

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Hi Beryl, sounds wonderful what you are doing. You don't look like you have put on any weight and don't you both look glam in the formal wear. Those shows you have been seeing sound fantastic. I am soooo jealous of all those countries you are seeing. India would be fascinating, hot, stinky, poor and yet very interesting. Loved the laundry - how much stuff did they have there? Looks like our laundry when we do it on the run! Also loved the idea of the chocolate night and luckily I am not too big a chocoholic! Keep on enjoying and am loving your adventures. Nicky

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