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The city called Heraklion, or if you like, Iraklio. Two names for the same place. It's the big island. Once treed and lush, it was clear cut for timber to build ships. The Minoans ruled the seas. It was the whole world then. 5,000 years ago. Give or take a thousand. Imagine deforesting an entire island the size of Crete. We do it every year in BC. Haven't learned much have we? Lisa and i have hit the seawall early. Walking along, we stop to ...
... water's surface. There was another ferry also going to Crete 5 minutes before ours so we were able to see the plumes of spray rising up from the engines of the other boat and knew we were flying. Yet, the smoothness and quietness of the engines made it seem like we were just pulling out of port at minimum speed. It was an amazing way to spend the two hour commute to Crete. So, we ended our stay in Santorini and we'll be dreaming of a way to get back there as soon as we ...
... supply of whites, we picked up a couple of good Pino Grigio, a Cote de Rhone red and a good french white. €30. Yes, this is Turkey but it is so obvious now that there are two Turkey's - liberal and open minded with just the odd headscarf; then the buttoned up tight Turkey, still wearing the Burka. The two seem to be heading for a continuation of the sectarian national upheaval that they recently experienced. Heraklion is ...
... of Rome after dinner the first evening. Since he lost a day in Rome, we wanted to be sure he got to see a little bit of everything, at least from the outside. We strolled past Trevi Fountain, threw in a few coins, sat on the steps of the Pantheon and listened to a crazy violin soloist. We bought a few Italian beers and walked up the 125 steps near the Victor Emmanuel Monument to what Blake and I thought was one of the best views in the city. Rob got to see the Colosseum all ...
... 7-51 ~ 11-7-41) is most famous for structures and artifacts found there and elsewhere through the eastern Mediterranean. He funded the excavations!
Back to the ship for lunch then we went ashore, with Jenny, who hadn't done the tour due to having a sore back, but a massage helped greatly. We took time to have a coffee at a café to use free WiFi on the bank of the beautiful Lake Voulismeni in the centre of ...
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