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- TV Channel One Russia
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... This was a low-key three-plus days. We saw most of the must-see sights, museums and ruins. But we did it at a leisurely pace, shopping a bit, returning to the hotel for a little down-time, and even getting in a couple of runs or walks. The pace seemed to reflect the imminent end of the trip: there's always, on longer vacations it seems, a sense of winding down - of the air slowly seeping out of the big beach ball that was once such a highly ...
... means of seeing the service. APT were fantastic, as was the ship, and invited them to stay overnight and join us for the commemorations. After the screening we had our own service on deck led by Rear-Admiral Peter Briggs. John and two others with family connections to Gallipoli spoke briefly and a couple of ladies read relevant poems that were very good. But the highlight was the bugler who played the Last Post and Reveille. He was a real bonus because he was one of the ...
... We went mad and bought one of the decorations for Dream Catcher, it will look nice on our tree next year. We had lunch in a nice cafe and as the rain was now persistent we headed to the metro station and caught the tube back to the bus, which was waiting at the stop. Back at the campsite we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening catching up on administrative jobs and making some e cards to ...
... the Propylaea, its monumental gateway, and visited the spectacular ruins of the ancient Greek civilization. You ascent 80 steps to take in the views and marvel at such glorious monuments as the Pantheon and the Erechtheum.
Back on the hop on hop off bus our next stop was The Plaka. This is the oldest district in Athens, with wonderful boutiques, cafes and taverns. The ...
... important archaeological site on the island, Akrotiri which was buried when the volcano exploded 1300 years before Pompeii. Another time. Very touristy, but also quite wonderful, great shopping in Oia especially.
The next day we were in Kusadasi, Turkey, and I picked up another continent to add to my list. We toured the ruins of Ephesus, a Greek town dating to several centuries BC. The Greek civilization did not restrict itself to the land we now call "Greece". It ...