Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 21, 2009 - Penang, Malaysia

Last night we watched the inauguration in company with some cruisers from Florida and Holland, and crew members from some of the motoryachts moored in the marina. It was fun to share the event with other Americans and people from other countries. Everyone was excited about the change . . . well, everyone but the local captain who had once lived in Texas. Captain Wong is a Bush man through and through, but I offered him some of our champagne anyway.

One of the English cruisers here turned us on to the article in the New York Times that lists Penang as one of the top 44 (an homage to our new Commander in Chief?) places to visit in 2009. Of the 44 spots picked by the editors of the Times, this year we'll be visiting Phuket, India, Seychelles, Madagascar, and South Africa. Including Penang, where we're currently docked, Chicago and Washington, DC, which we visited while we were home for Christmas, and the Galapagos which we stopped at during our Pacific Crossing, we're coming in at 20% of the list. Now, if only our new Pres could do something about the travel ban on Cuba, we could really improve our numbers.

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