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A Gradual Departure

37.30041 N / 123.30651 E en route to Nagasaki City, Japan

It was slow going leaving China - we had an all aboard time of 2:30 PM but due to the Chinese immigration personnel wanting to recheck the ship's manifests and match them with the passports they had reviewed, we had to wait in port until after 6:30 PM. Apparently, they didn't want anyone to be left behind in their country. To make matters worse we missed our allotted time slot and therefore couldn't leave the port until 9:30 PM.

But now we are well on our way and headed back to Japan (red arrow in photo below) where we will be touring for the next several days.


I spent about 3 hours today getting our India E-Visas. Had to figure out how to compress the passport photos. Then the application even required the names and nationalities of our parents. It continues to amaze me what we all have to do to get into the foreign countries in Asia. Tomorrow requires a second time for us to be finger-printed and do a face-to-face meeting with Japannese Immigration officials. At least this time it should serve us for the next several ports in Japan :)

Great Dinner tonight - the chef continues to feature foods from the countries we are visiting. Tonight's entree was Spicy Schzwan Chicken over white rice. We're sure going to be spoiled by the time we return back home!

Posted by Where2FromHere 01:57

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