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Jul 25, 2022Liked by James Breakwell

We are currently on the same cruise. We can identify with EVERYTHING you wrote about! So. Much. Fun.

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Jul 25, 2022Liked by James Breakwell

I love this story! Good on you for sticking the landing on the whole night!

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Jul 25, 2022Liked by James Breakwell

What a great story! Loved the wrap-up! This is one of those stories you could put in a file on "How to Live Life".

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What a wonderful adventure; Cheers to stepping out of your comfort zone and having a blast!!

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WOW, what a fantastic trip you and Lola had. Thanks for sharing.

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I love this story! Similar situation happened to us on a cruise, where we randomly met a guy who we thought was 'just like us'. We were invited to his stateroom, and not only was there butler service and catered food, these people had a baby grand piano in their room! Holy heck, we were lucky we had our own tiny bathroom.

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I am living for a “Lola’s version of the trip” newsletter!!!!!!! Amazing

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I aspire to, one day, end one social engagement at the right moment, right before maximum fun begins to turn into overstaying my welcome. You achieved that moment; you are my hero.

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Great story! I love the “both end of the social spectrum” part. And IMO you and Lola would be welcome anywhere.

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It's almost worth the 32 euro loss to get the story. Almost.

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I love that you partied with the crew! What a great concept to make friends with any and everybody. Fantastic vacay!

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Sounds like an amazing trip! I did a tour through Europe about 10 years ago that was primarily booked by retiree’s, had some of the most fun ever! Loved the story about buying chocolates, had a similar story in Brussels.

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Jul 26, 2022·edited Jul 26, 2022

I very much commend you on your choice of vodka under the circumstances. I would rather buy either the crappiest bottle or the most unbelievably expensive bottle as long as they were not from that particular country that you referenced I hope you have a wonderful time

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I am now inspired to try and befriend everyone on a cruise should I get lucky enough to be on one small enough!

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What a great experience! But I must know; were the brandy milkshakes any good?

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I just found you through Clint Edwards who shared your cruise 🛳 post. I love it I love it I love it! Now I've got to follow your Substack, don't I?!! 😉

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