In March 2006, our travels took us to the Far East - specifically, to Hong Kong, China, South Korea and southern Japan. The following pages contain various photographs, useful travel information and personal opinions of the places that we visited, and of the ship (the Statendam) that we sailed on. We hope that you find them useful and interesting.
Hong Kong - a pre-cruise stop-over.
Shanghai - a first taste of China.
Beijing - lots of people and China's capital.
Dalian - the giant panda.
Busan - a quick stop in South Korea.
Nagasaki - much more than just a bomb site.
Osaka - a castle in the rain.
Conclusions on Holland America and the Statendam.