Archive for May, 2009
Aloha from Maui… yes, I’m here again, for a little working vacation. I’ve got three nights here, then three more in Kauai. I brought along a camera to review, plus three underwater cameras to take snorkeling with me.
Below are photos from Day 1, which are mostly of my drive through Upcountry Maui, which is a fun road, if not a little scary! I threw in some beach photos for good measure, though I’ll lots more of those in the week ahead.
Those last two photos are panoramas, by the way. All of these were taken with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1.
It’s only five months until my big cruise to Asia, and we’re finally able to book all the shore excursions that are available. Originally I was hoping to do the overnight stay in Beijing (so you don’t have to haul yourself back to the ship at night, and then go right back in the morning), but that turned out to cost an arm and a leg. I’ll end up seeing the same stuff, just with the long bus rides.
I booked excursions in Busan (South Korea), Nagasaki, Beijing, and Taipei — and those are only half of the ports! I posted the descriptions of which tours I picked on the following page.