2010 1st half

Istanbul, Turkey (Day 2)

On our second day in Istanbul, we took the tram back up to Old Istanbul where we visited the underground cistern. From there we took the tram back across the Galata Bridge where we got off and took the Tunel Train up to the new part of the city. Once on top we rode the nostalgic trolly to Taksim Square. We then walked back to the tunel train via Istiklal pedestrian street.     Istiklal Street Istiklal Street Istiklal Street Taksim Square Taksim Square Taksim Square Nostalgic Tram Tunel train Tunel Up to New Istanbul Underground Cistern Underground Cistern Underground Cistern...

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A Night Out in Istanbul

We attended a formal ship sponsored outing at the Feriye Restaurant which was situated right on the Bosporus Strait.           Feriye Restaurant Feriye Restaurant Feriye Restaurant Feriye Restaurant Feriye Restaurant Feriye Restaurant Feriye Restaurant Bosporus Bridge (Europe to...

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Istanbul, Turkey

Our first day in Istanbul began with a walk to the Galata Bridge where we got tram tokens. We rode the tram across the Golden Horn and up into the old city where our first stop was The Grand Bazaar. From there we walked down the hill to the Suleyman the Magnificent Mausoleum and then to the Rustem Pasa Mosque. Continuing on down we went to the Spice Market. We then crossed the Galata Bridge and took the tram back to the ship.   Galata Tower Galata Bridge Galata Bridge Eminonu Square The Spice Market The Spice Market The Spice Market Namli Sarkuteri (Deli) Rustem Pasa Mosque Rustem Pasa...

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Katakolon, Greece

In Katakolon we took a trip to the Mercouri Estate Winery. We saw the old implements used in wine making as well as seeing today’s methods. Arriving back in town, we strolled the quaint town before retuning to the ship.         Local fishing boat Docked in town On the wharf Main street in Katakolon Mercouri Estate Winery Mercouri Estate Winery barn Mercouri Estate Winery museum Mercouri Estate Winery vineyards Mercouri Estate Winery Mercouri Estate Winery Town of...

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Stromboli & The Strait of Messina, Italy

On this day we were at sea heading to Katakolon, Greece. On the way we passed and stopped by the Stromboli Volcano and then proceeded through the Strait of Messina.         Messina, Sicily Messina, Sicily Stromboli Volcano Stromboli Volcano Stromboli Volcano Stromboli Volcano Captain...

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Rome, Italy

After docking in Civitavecchia we took the hour long shuttle bus into Rome. From where the bus let us off we took the metro to the Colosseum stop. From there we explored the Forum and then proceeded to the Victor Emmanuel II Monument. Then it was onto Campo de Fiori, Plaza Navona and The Pantheon, passing many sights and mouments alone the way. After leaving the Pantheon we went to the Plaza Colona, The Trevi Fountain winding up at the Spanish Steps. Piazza Mignanelli Spanish Steps Trevi Fountain Piazza Colonna Piazza Colonna The Pantheon The Pantheon The Pantheon Pizza Navona Pizza Navona...

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