Country Count: 46
I hit my 46th country! We've been sailing around New England and Canada and it feels very strange. I keep wondering why people would pay thousands of dollars to see where I live but I guess it is pretty different from the rest of the country. The leaves are starting to change and if you've never seen something like that before it would probably be nice to see. My friend from Romania said he knew we were in North America because he had never seen cars that big in his life.
Yesterday we were in NYC and that felt really weird too because I was there with the ship. It felt like a completely different city. I didn't get to see much because I only had a few hours but I did get some of my favorite cheap Mexican food and see some good friends.
I know this isn't very nice but I had a pretty good laugh at someone else's expense yesterday. I was standing on the gangway greeting people as they ce aboard and directing them to security. They have to pass under a metal detector, which by the way is never on, and people are always worried because most of our guests have pacemakers. So a gentleman is about to pass under and he informs the guard about his pacemaker and the guard waves him through. He reluctantly starts to walk under and just as he does a taxi blows his horn and the guy just about jumps out of his skin. I couldn't help but laugh. These are the problems of most of our guests on board.
country count: 45
We've been in Spain the past few days and I still think out of everywhere
I've been that it is my favorite country. I love the architecture, the food, the
language and the beaches. This time around we stopped in Ibiza, Almeria and
Cadiz. I didn't get to do too much exploring because we are still on our first
cruise and we are rehearsing all of our shows while the production team is here.
But I do try to put my feet on the ground as often as possible. I wish we could
stay longer in the Mediterranean but since I've already done an entire contract
there I guess it's best to move on to something else. In our next cruise we are
crossing the Atlantic and heading back to the US! I will actually get to see my
family in some of these ports.
Today we are in Lisbon, Portugal and even though I've never been here I can't
count it as a new country because I have been to Funchal, Madeira and
technically, that's Portugal. However CANADA will be my first new country on
this cruise. I think it's funny that I've been to China but never Canada and
it's basically in my backyard.
Sassy ginger from NH off traveling the world.