Nautica diary: We tour Bangkok and then set sail for the Gulf of Thailand

Day 2: Bangkok, Sailing ABOARD OCEANIA’S NAUTICA — Our guide, Tee, said Bangkok has about 6 million legal, permanent residents, but is actually home to about 16 million people, including temporary residents, students and others without official status. He said many new high-rise buildings are sprouting with condominiums to house those millions even though most Thais would prefer to live in a house with a garden. With the price of real estate so high they must live …

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The Wilsons spend several days in Thailand before boarding the Nautica in Bangkok

Day 1: Bangkok, Thailand We arrived at Bangkok International after a three-hour flight from Taipei, following a 14-hour flight from San Francisco, both aboard EVA Air. With only fitful sleep on the flight we felt exhausted and faced a daunting prospect of navigating a sprawling, bustling terminal with a tight connection for our short flight to Chiang Rai. And even if we could manage, would our checked bags make it? A pleasant surprise greeted us in the …

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We are going to experience Asia aboard Oceania’s Nautica

Bangkok to Dubai by way of Singapore, Colombo, Mumbai and various other intermediate ports — it was too good to pass-up. So, on April 4 we’ll be joining Oceania Cruises’ Nautica in Thailand commencing our longest and most exotic cruise yet. (See map courtesy Oceania Cruises.) We’ll be blogging frequently during this 25-day cruise, about the ship and crew, of course, and also about the 13 ports of call. Veteran travelers and travel writer/photographers, we’re not (yet) …

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Janet and Stuart Wilson Bio

Janet and Stuart Wilson have traveled the globe together for more than 40 years. Collecting images, stories and memorable experiences on six continents, they have explored northern Italy in an RV, camped with lions and elephants on safari on Botswana, cruised the Burgundy Canal in a self-drive boat, and recently walked across England. They’ve cruised in the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Beginning their second careers as professional freelance travel journalists in 1997, their work has featured RV travel, …

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