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18th February 2019

We didn't have a dress up day...
but di have a talent context. My sister wore her Thai dancer costume and performed a Thai classical dance. She won first prize and a medal from the captain. I didn't have any talent, or at least none that I can remember! Thanks for the mention regarding gully gully men. Those were the days!
18th February 2019

Dress ups
Thanks for this. I am also talentless and didn't win anything, so don't feel too bad!
15th February 2019
The Captain's table, SS Himalaya

Cruising
I'm assuming children weren't allowed at the Captain's table? I bet you were happy about that :) Your memory is incredible, and I love the way you have chosen to write about these events. Cheers, Ren
15th February 2019
The Captain's table, SS Himalaya

Captain's table
Thx Ren, I think children would have had more chance of flying to the moon than being granted a seat at the captain's table, and yes, from my point of view this was a very good thing. Many thanks for your kind words. Cheers, Dave
14th February 2019

Aden
Thanks for sharing your story and the history of the times. This really pulled it together for me. What an experience. MJ
15th February 2019

Your next trips
Wait, I can see, New York, and then South America and Antarctica. Sounds great!
15th February 2019

Aden
Hi Dave and Merry Jo, Thanks for your kind words. Where are you off to next? Cheers, Dave
14th February 2019

Old trips new stories
I love it when people blog about trips from the past. Thanks for taking us along on this fascinating adventure. I would have enjoyed this kind of travel in the 60's.
9th February 2019
Mosque, Delhi

Places of Worship in 1964 Delhi
Another gift for our 'Cathedrals, grand churches, mosques & places of public worship' thread in the Photography Forum. Check 'em out.
10th February 2019
Mosque, Delhi

Mosque from 1964
Thanks Dave. It was an amazing looking building.
9th February 2019
Entrance to the Presidential Palace, Delhi

Presidential Palace, Delhi
A 1964 Delhi entry for our 'Palaces & Castles' thread in the Photography Form. How good is that?
10th February 2019
Entrance to the Presidential Palace, Delhi

Presidential palace Delhi
Thanks Dave. Wonder what it looks like now?
9th February 2019
Air India's magazine "Foolishly Yours"

The art of being English
An insight into toffs courtesy of 1964 Air India...priceless!
10th February 2019
Air India's magazine "Foolishly Yours"

The art of being English.
Priceless indeed!
9th February 2019

Fascinating story about passage of the Panama Canal...
I only sat at the Captain's table as one of twelve passengers on a freighter crossing the Pacific...he was not pleased as I was not wearing a shirt! Earlier I cruised from Singapore to Colombo to Bombay to Karachi to Aden through the Suez Canal to Naples. In the Suez Canal a gully gully man came about to entertain us with a cobra. I was not aware that the Egyptians had closed the canal from 1967 to 1975. You were fortunate not to be trapped.
10th February 2019

Gully gully men
Gidday Bob, Thanks for the comment. The gully gully men must have been everywhere in those days. We had one come on board off Colombo, and I was the poor bunny selected to go up front so he could demonstrate how he could pull live chickens out from behind my ears. I had no idea how he was doing it. I'll be writing about this post after next! Cobras sound a bit more scary!! Glad I didn't have to ensure that. Cheers, Dave
1st February 2019

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26th January 2019

The beach is really amazing, but you should have tried more Portuguese food. The food here in Albufeira is great and we feel you missed an opportunity!
From Blog: Albufeira
24th January 2019

Thanks for finishing the tale...
even though the diary stopped. Very fascinating!
26th January 2019

The diary ends
Thanks a lot for that. I've got a few entries to go, but the diary isn't going to help me from here on in!!
23rd January 2019
With my grandfather feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square

What a gorgeous photo
I really enjoyed this post Dave. And as a child who was 'renowned' for speaking my mind, I have certainly sat through many an icy trip with my parents too! p.s. Nice shorts :)
24th January 2019
With my grandfather feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square

London 1964
Thanks for your kind words. Yeah, I love that photo too - very atmospheric.
22nd January 2019

The best beaches in Portugal
excellent sand, water and temperature, I recommend without a doubt
From Blog: Albufeira
16th January 2019

I was surprised that you only ate at Tivoli...
and didn't ride the amusement park attractions. I was also there in 1964. I wonder if we passed each other!
17th January 2019

Tivoli
I might have seen you if I hadn't been too busy eating..... I think I did go on some of the rides; just don't have any photos to prove it.

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