Au Revoir Mauritius and Neptune Day

Life on and off the ship has been quite eventful since my last post. We had Neptune day last week and then two days later we had one day off the ship in Mauritius. As I realize that we have less than 40 days on this adventure it blows my mind that I have no…

अलविदा India

Making it back to the ship alive from this past week in India was only one of the great things about these past days. Once again, we traveled independently in India and I absolutely loved it. The days leading up to our porting in India we were told that this country would be much different…

Ghana Was Life Changing

What a week it was in Ghana. Coming onto Semester at Sea I would frequently get the question: “What port are you most looking forward to?” The first time I answered this question I automatically said “Ghana” without a doubt or second of thinking. Once I thought about it I was equally excited for each…

Tạm biệt Vietnam

Seven ports are officially visited. It seems crazy that Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is already our seventh stop on this journey. Our travels to Vietnam from China got postponed for an entire 24 hours due to intense sea conditions that the captain did not feel comfortable taking us through. So instead of having five…

I’ll Be Back, Burma.

What a whirlwind of a couple of days. Life has been extraordinary since being in Burma. We came into the Yangon port in the scorching heat and haven’t cooled down since. The first day we arrived in the mid afternoon and unlike any other port city we’ve been to yet, Yangon is extremely industrial. It…

China

China China China. Oh China. It’s been a long week here in China. Yes long but also really exciting. I know I said this about Japan, but I’ll say it again for China: it was not at all what I was expecting it to be. Maybe I need to just stop expecting or anticipating certain…

Sayōnara Japan

Where to begin, where to begin. How about Yokohama, where the Japan adventures began? We ported in Yokohama and have not stopped since. Our first day, Paige and I decided to try independent travel for the first time. We left the ship and headed for the local train station. After 20 long minutes, our first…

Chapter 2- Class is in Session somewhere in the Pacific

We have had our first day of classes and I’m honestly really enjoying all that’s going on. Just like any college, I am not going to class 24 hours of the day. However, unlike any other college experience, I am on a ship with limited space in the middle of the ocean. Meaning that I…

Chapter 1- On Our Way! San Diego, Mexico, and now Honolulu

Hello from the depths of the sea somewhere between Ensenada, Mexico and Honolulu, Hawaii. I have only just begun this journey but there is already so much that has happened. As we walked up to the MV World Odyssey I could only think of how many memories we were about to make on this very…