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2015 - SWAN HELLENIC MINERVA - BOROBUDUR, Indonesia

A World Heritage Site that I had never heard of .. INDONESIA .. Full of surprises

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More dancing ladies, this time welcoming MS Minerva to the closest port to BOROBUDUR ..

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& off we go .. with a pit stop on the way.

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The first day I got on the Minerva, practically the first person I see is a woman who was on the cruise I took before this one .. it was in Greece & Turkey. I could not believe it .. on that cruise she was the most obnoxious person I have ever met on a cruise .. amazed is an understatement.

I managed to steer clear of her on this cruise, until today .. getting off the bus in BOROBUDUR. she almost knocked over an elderly man in her rush to get ahead. Still obnoxious .. nothing changed there then.

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Some people compare BOROBUDUR to Angkor Wat & they are both a bit on the spectacular side,

This is the view in the opposite direction.

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Much of this place is restored .

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The steps were very steep .. One guide had taken the majority of the group & four of us slowpokes were left with the other & two of those disappeared so two of us had a private tour .. very nice. And I did not have too much climbing to do either.

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Posers every way you look ..

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A short walk brought me out of the complex & to this place looking like it is set for a wedding .. but no . . it is for our meal.

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We are going to be entertained while we eat ... .

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This is one of the ladies I ate with on the boat .. usually only 4 or five of us.

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This is two of the others .. a pleasant couple. There were a few nice people on this cruise but there were far too many snooty, stuck up people for my liking ..

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Some county scenery on the way home to the ship

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I enjoyed this itinerary but not the majority of passengers .. the Philippino crew were great as usual but the officers left a lot to be desired .. food was about the worst I have had afloat . . .I am not surprised that they are no longer in business.

We were supposed to get one more stop . . at an exclusive island but it was cancelled due to the weather & we carried on to Singapore. On arrival there, I had a very early flight to Vietnam & the start of three river cruises

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I wonder who I know in Smith Falls Ontario?

Posted by hasbeen 17:54 Archived in Indonesia

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