Parathion at the Acropolis. No change in two years other than
more tourists than my first visit. This is amazing due to the
number of earth quake shocks the region receives.
a very hot summer day. There was a nice breeze at the Acropolis.
amazing spot to see the panorama of the city of Athens. About 9
million people live in Athens.
After a brief
stay in Athens it was off to sail on the Mediterranean Sea.
theatre at the base of the Acropolis in Athens. After a couple of
days in Athens it was time to set sail.
Olympic Cruise Lines new ship the Olympic Voyager. The fastest
cruise the Mediterranean Sea. She fairly flew through the water.
I had my picture taken with the
Voyager's Captain. He ran a good ship.
other opportunities for photos with the ship’s crew. This one was
one I did not miss!
am arriving in Egypt. We sailed to Alexandra for our second port
of call. I am pictured with Paula and Rick who were new friends
from Boston. They are both pharmacists.
arriving at Alexandra we bussed to Cairo for a tour that included
the Egyptian National Museum and then to the pyramids. This just
outside the city limits of Cairo. The day was terribly hot and
were dozens of camels all around.
officer on his trusty camel. They appeared to be for show only.
view of these huge pyramids. It was mind boggling to see their
size and try to understand how they were constructed.
am with Paula and Rick.
of the Sphinx at the edge of Cairo. The Sphinx was nearby to the
Pyramids. You can see the damage done by Turkish soldiers many
Cairo and Alexandra, we sailed to Istanbul for a day. Having been
there two years before I opted to tour the grand bazaar. What a
neat place. Furs, leather and gold were being sold everywhere.
You could find anything you wanted to buy. It is a huge market.
port of call was Kusadasi, Turkey. We bussed to the ancient city
of Ephesus. This picture is taken in front of the library.
the outdoor theatre of Ephesus. It seats 50,000 and has perfect
acoustics. It is still used for concerts today. Many famous
performers have appeared here. The three tenors have performed in
this theatre in the past.
were other interesting stops on this cruise.
Island is really a desert with water having to be imported.
Rhodes was hot and dusty. Our tour of Rhodes was bad because it
was in two languages. This slowed everything up all afternoon.
trip was great and the people I met were very interesting.