I saw the World




Today, I saw the World!

And by that, I mean the cruise ship called “the World“.

I don’t know if you’ve heard about it, but it’s basically a cruise ship with apartments instead of cabins. So basically, passengers live on the boat, some of them full time, and own it together as a community. You can read more about it on Wikipedia and its official page.

And it happens to be moored in Takamatsu for the week-end.

 

 

It’s quite an impressive ship, probably one of the largest I have seen in my life. It’s about 200 meters long, and 12 stories high…

 

 

While I love the idea of living on a boat that circumnavigates the globe every two years or so, I really do have major issues with the very concept of cruise ship for a bunch of reasons. The main ones being environmental. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please read this, and that for starters.

 

 

And of course, at the price of the apartments (the studio costs about one million dollars, I don’t want to know how much the larger apartments cost), the people living on this boat are not exactly my crowd. And indeed, seeing them walking on the pier, going to town or returning from there, they really looked out of place in my small city where there must not be many millionaires if at all.

 

 

And as a bonus picture, some of the last cherry blossoms of the year (and if you want to see more, you can do that there):

 

 

 


About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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