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Date: 04 October 2006 3:33 PM Topic: Day 7 Sea Day “And how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?” Homer Simpson On our […]

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Date: 03 October 2006 3:33 PM Topic: Day 6 Venice, Italy I had a relaxed evening on board watching Margot work in the gallery and drinking American beers. I was going to work my way though the alphabet, but the barman didn’t seem to keen to serve me. Amstel Budwieser (regular and light) Coors (regular […]

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Date: 02 October 2006 3:33 PM Topic: Day 5 Venice, Italy Some interesting visitor facts about Venice: Venice has an estimated 18 million tourist per year. There are only 60 000 permanent residents (1/2 the original population). The average tourist spends only 20 minutes sight seeing and more than 5 hours eating and drinking (must […]

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The ship arrived early in Dubrovnik, Croatia, after having to apply for a one day visa that cost $40. I thought this was a bit steep and wanted to try and sneak off the ship, but this is impossible due to all the “friendly” security officers. It was well worth it and Margot and I […]

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Some interesting (mostly useless) facts about the rich mans sport of yachting: The cost of a new yacht is roughly $1 million per metre. So the new 60m yacht, that you are dreaming of, will cost you around $60 million. M/Y Shandor (50m) is over 20 years old and still worth $40 million. Running cost […]