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... of thousands of years old coins. Investment banker is my guess. Iraklion is a dirty busy little port city. But don't let her looks fool you. There's lots to do, see and appreciate. It's been around since the Neolithic age, some 10,000 years. A layer cake of time and surprise. We enjoy a stone-oven baked pizza watching the traffic and people. Motor bikes blur by, seldom a helmet but often a passenger on board. Buses jammed with people. Lives ...
... t have made for very interesting pictures. It was an unusual experience, floating along atop a 1300 foot deep hole that blew its top 4000 years ago. They suggest this explosion may have indirectly led to the fall of the entire Minoan civilization. Also, many believe the myth of Atlantis was based on this eruption. During our three hour adventure we hugged the caldera walls passing numerous ports, cruise ships, yachts, ferries, caves, a small church set into a cave ...
... same time. Hence I can sometimes get a couple of days behind in my updates. This is likely to happen after Athens as we are at sea on Friday and Istanbul again on Saturday (very little free wi-fi in Istanbul). I am way behind with photographs. Transferring from my camera to the Mac in the lab is easy. Getting them onto my iPad is not. If I use iTunes I have to use my satellite time. They have to be sent as an email attachment ...
... on board and settled into our rooms before the ship conducted a mandatory safety drill. Then it was time to sail away and the boat hosted a huge party on the deck, complete with a reggae band, food, and drinks of course!
Rhapsody of the Seas is an enormous boat with two pools, 6 hot tubs, 4 restaurants, a dining room, numerous bars and lounges, a spa, a casino, a theater, two cafes, and 2000 people!! And it is not Royal Caribbean's largest ship, which also ...
... storied building, spanning 5 1/2 acres, and was destroyed twice in its history, once from fire (roughly in 1700 BC), the second and later destruction from a major earthquake which ravaged Crete. Two factors are thought to have contributed to the end of the Minoan: the possible eruption of the volcano Thera and the rise of the Mycenean civilization upon Crete.
English archaeologist, Sir Arthur John ...