Asia 2008:
Day 4 - At Sea


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Asia 2008: [Day 1 - Tokyo] [Day 2 - Kyoto] [Day 3 - Kobe] [Day 4 - At Sea] [Day 5 - Nagasaki] [Day 6 - Busan] [Day 7 - At Sea] [Day 8 - Dalian] [Day 9 - Beijing] [Day 10 - Beijing] [Day 11 - At Sea] [Day 12 - At Sea] [Day 13 - Shanghai] [Day 14 - Shanghai] [Day 15 - At Sea] [Day 16 - At Sea] [Day 17 - Hong Kong]

Thursday, March 27: We learned that we wouldn't be leaving the port of Kobe until 5:00 AM, which allowed us plenty of daylight hours to admire the scenery of the inland sea of Japan. Our travels today took us past three bridges, including the first at 6:30 AM.
This is the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, completed in 1998. It is 3911 meters long, and one of its bridge spans is the longest in the world, measuring 1991 meters.
We had arranged for a room service breakfast our first day at sea so we could lounge in our room as long as we wanted.
The sea was dotted with islands and a wide variety of ships.
Later in the morning, we passed Seto Opachi Bridge. Our ship's guide told us it is the 11th longest suspension bridge in the world.
Late in the day, we passed Kirichima Kaiko Bridge.
One of the best parts of having a balcony is that the entire end of the cabin is glass, which makes for great views even when it is chilly outside.
At dinner, this Indonesian rijstaffel dish was just as delicious as it was beautifully plated (that's a nod to our fellow "Top Chef" fans).

And so it begins ... the towel animals. These were the first we had seen that came with paper eyeballs, which led to the dilemma of what to do with said eyeballs. We decided to leave them on the bedside table for reuse each night. We're saving the environment, one set of eyeballs at a time.

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Asia 2008: [Day 1 - Tokyo] [Day 2 - Kyoto] [Day 3 - Kobe] [Day 4 - At Sea] [Day 5 - Nagasaki] [Day 6 - Busan] [Day 7 - At Sea] [Day 8 - Dalian] [Day 9 - Beijing] [Day 10 - Beijing] [Day 11 - At Sea] [Day 12 - At Sea] [Day 13 - Shanghai] [Day 14 - Shanghai] [Day 15 - At Sea] [Day 16 - At Sea] [Day 17 - Hong Kong]

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