Ohh I had the craziest night in Bangkok. Started out innocent enough with a few drinks at a lounge with some crew, then we looked for trouble in the form of strip clubs, lady boys and a ping pong show…
Chatting with my old roomie from London. The best dreams happen where you’re awake. We live very happy lives
That Vietnam sun does not play games
I’ve been on the Silver Whisper for about a week now. I arrived in Bali, Indonesia. As the taxi drove up to the port and I saw the ship I felt electric. This would be my home for the next 9 months. It’s a very small ship but extremely nice. Viktorya and I walked up to the ship and we had to shield our eyes as we looked up. We saw the gangway but we were clueless as to what to do next. The head of HR greeted us and helped me with my broken luggage up the stairs and on the ship. I was relieved when I met my manager who I immediately felt a connection with. Stephy is great. The first night came as a bit of a shock. because of the size of the ship, it rocks a lot. I’ve met so many people I can barely remember any of their names, thank goodness for name tags.Two days ago we are sailing in monsoon waves, an after effect of the typhoon that hit some other country. The ship was swaying like you wouldn’t believe! It was like a roller coaster ride, I thought it was great. The salon is on the very top deck in the very front of the ship, so we got it the worst. We had to tape all the drawers down and take down all the displays because nothing was stable and everything was falling over, it reminded me of the Wizard of Oz tornado scene. Doing hair cuts in monsoon waves is really interesting. I did two before I decided I’d better stop before I cut someone’s ear off. I only did blow outs for the rest of the day. All day the crew was asking me how I was feeling, because most of them were puking their brains out due to seasickness. I was so proud to say I was a-okay! It was entertaining trying to keep my balance all day, I felt like I was in a fun house. I guess I’ve already got my sea legs. I’m a natural born sailor!
So far we’ve been to Malaysia, Philippines, and now we are in Hong Kong!! We had an overnight stay here and last night I had a great time out with some crew members. We went to Lan Kwai Fong which is a street full of bars and night life. So many other crew members bumped into us in the same bar we were at which was a surprise because we took a ferry to the other side! I danced all night long, now my feet are blistered and in pain but it was all worth it.
I’ve been sent to Bali, Indonesia to work on a 6 star luxury yacht that is currently traveling around the World. I honestly think I am the luckiest person. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
I’m so grateful to have met some amazing people here in London, especially my roommate at the YMCA Kathleen.
London was so good to me! I made friends, saw the sights, went out dancing and partying, did some hard work and learned so much in so little time. I can’t believe I’ve only been here for two weeks because I feel like I’ve grown up a lot since I’ve been here.
I don’t want to leave London but I can’t wait to get to Bali!
I’ve just checked in to the YMCA. It’s a large building in the middle of town center. I walk into my room and find 2 bunk beds, there’s a lot of space to do activities :P. I am the second person to arrive. My roommate is sleeping but she woke up for a second to introduce herself. Emery seems nice and I want her to wake up already! I decide to pick a bottom bunk and settle in.
The receptionist let me know that there’s wifi on the second floor. Woooooo! I made my way down there and made my first friend. His name is Preston and he’s from South Africa. He’s a massage therapist, he’s been in training for 4 weeks and he might ship out sometime this week. He’s not sure but he’s thinking they will send him somewhere in the Mediterranean.
Now this is all starting to hit me as I realize we’re all going to different places, and I wonder where I will be sent…
(Note: this is a day old and more people have left to Australia, Dubai, Miami, this is so crazy!)
Don’t forget to say chips not fries!
I was pleasantly surprised to hear that we would be landing at Heathrow an hour early. I put my seat in its upright position and glanced out the window, the sun was coming up over the horizon line. It was absolutely beautiful. The big blue ocean was disappearing as we began to fly over land. I could see small cottage houses and bridges, and when I spotted the London Eye I couldn’t help but grin. I made it to the United Kingdom.
I met up with my driver who was a sweet man, the short and stocky type. When I asked him if it was cold outside his answer was “It’s a bit nippy out”. I loved that. He dropped me off in a quiet little town called Watford, about a half hour away from the airport and I settled in to my hotel room.
After wandering around Watford for 15 minutes looking for a restaurant (the concierge said was a 2 minute walk), I decided I’d better turn around before I really get lost. I’ve made my way into Junction Cafe, a small place just across the street from the hotel that serves breakfast all day. Perfect. There’s a girl next to me who keeps saying “innit” and I find her accent(and everyone’s actually) highly amusing.