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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 ...
... 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 ...
Weather: glorious. Slip, slop, slap.
6.30am arrived at the Island of Crete where we disembarked at Ag. Nikolaos (means Saint Nicholas) where Olive Oil products are paramount. The Cretan diet is known as one of the healthiest diets in the world (1/3 largest).
We did a tour of the Palace of Knossos where the Monoan Civilization thrived in the Bronze age (roughly 3,000 BC) within the Aegean. The palace was ...
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