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Our 18 Day European Adventure October-November 2011

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S: Our Eastern Mediterranean Adventure 2011

BC: Rome Sorrento and Postiano Ceri and Bracciano Italy Katakaloon Greece Athens Greece Ismir Turkey Cairo Egypt Venice

FC: October - November 2011 | R MediterraneanCruise Italy Greece Turkey Egypt | Our Eastern Mediterranean Adventure

1: Rome Italy October 22 - 26 Mediterranean Cruise October 26 Sail Away October 27 At Sea October 28 - 30 Greece October 31 - At Sea November 1 - 2 Egypt November 3 - 4 At Sea November 5 - 6 Venice November 7 Fly Home | UNITED AIRLINES | Gateway to an Adventure

2: Twenty Years from now you will be more DISAPPOINTED by the things you DIDN'T DO than by the ones You did do. So throw off the bowlines Sail away from the safe harbor Catch the trade winds in your sails and then... EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER. Mark Twain

3: Enjoy the Journey

4: Rome Italy | The Eternal City

6: Our Home Away from Home in Rome | The Heart of Rome | 42 Via Labicana

7: The Heart of Rome | Dinner Menu Brushetta Carbonara Fresh Salad Red & White Wine Biscotti & Limoncello

8: When in Rome

9: Do As the Romans Do!

13: Pantheon

14: C A S T L E D E SAN A N G E L O

15: Palazzo Farnese | French Embassy in Rome

16: The Colosseum

24: Santa Maria Maggiore


27: b | l | BEAUTY


31: The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy. Standing 26 metres (85.3 feet) high and 20 metres (65.6 feet) wide,[1] it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

32: St. Peter's Basilica

34: The Vatican

36: Extraordinary Beauty

40: Sisteen Chapel

41: Vatican Museum

42: The View from the Vatican Cupola

44: Pompeii

46: Amalfi

47: Coast

50: Castello Odescalchi di bracciano

51: Wednesday October 26 | CERI ITALY

54: October 26 Sail Away October 27 At Sea October 28 Katakalon Greece October 29 Athens Greece October 30 Izmir Turkey October 31 At Sea November 1 Alexandria & Cairo Egypt November 2 Cairo Egypt November 3 At Sea November 4 At Sea November 5 Arrive in Civitavecchia

55: 5:00pm | Eastern Mediterranean & Egypt \\\\\

56: Ancient Olympia

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58: The Museum of Ancient Olympia

59: Greece

60: Ancient Greece

66: House of the Virgin Mary | Ephesus, Turkey

68: According to predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her days there. This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus (see St. John's Basilica) combined with the biblical statement that Jesus consigned her to John's care (John 19:26-27). Archaeologists who have examined the building identified as the House of the Virgin believe most of the building dates from the 6th or 7th century. But its foundations are much older and may well date from the 1st century AD, the time of Mary. This site had long been a place of pilgrimage for local Orthodox Christians.

70: The Ancient Ruins of Ephesus | Turkey

72: Ephesus (Ancient Greek , Ephesos; Turkish Efes) was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Seluk, Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world.[1] The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. Following the Edict of Thessalonica from emperor Theodosius I, the temple was destroyed in 401 AD by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom.[2] The town was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. The city's importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Cayster River (Küük Menderes). Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation.[3] The Gospel of John may have been written here.[4] The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils, see Council of Ephesus. It is also the site of a large gladiators' graveyard.

74: The Mosaics of Ephesus

76: The Terrace houses are located on the hill, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called as "the houses of rich", important for the reason give us information about family life during the Roman period. They were built according to the Hippodamian plan of the city in which roads transected each other at right angels. There are six residential units on three terraces at the lower end of the slope of the Bulbul Mountain. The oldest building dates back into the 1C BC and continued in use as residence until the 7C AD. Ephesus terrace houses are covered with protective roofing which resembles Roman houses. The mosaics on the floor and the frescos have been consolidated and two houses have been opened to the public as a museum.

77: The Terrace Houses | Turkey


84: The Mena House Oberoi Circa 1940

85: The Mena House Oberoi was initially a hunting lodge; it was a two story hut nicknamed the “Mud Hut”. It was built in 1869 for the Egyptian King Isma'il Pasha. Due to political matters in 1883, Isma'il sold the lodge to couple Frederick and Jessie Head as a private residence. The couple came across the building while on their honeymoon and once it was purchased they expanded it.[4] In 1885, it was then sold to an English couple Ethel and Hugh Locke-King.[5] They immediately began construction on the hotel and opened it to the public in 1886 as The Mena House. The hotel is named after the founding father of the first Egyptian dynasty, Mena or King Menes of Memphis. He founded the city of Memphis and unified Upper and Lower Egypt. In 1890, the hotel opened Egypt’s first swimming pool that same year it was announced that the hotel would remain open year round.[6] During World War I the hotel was requisitioned by Australian troops and occupied again by the Australians in 1939. Toward the end of the war it was then converted to a hospital for wounded Australian troops. In 1971, the hotel was purchased by Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi; his company is the current owners of The Mena House.[7]In December 1977 Egypt and Israel sat down together at Mena House in quest for a peace settlement (also attending were American and United Nations representatives). The results of this Mena House Conference were to lead to the Camp David Agreement, which restored Egypt's sovereignty over the Sinai peninsula.

86: The Mena House Oberoi Circa 2011

88: Saqqara (or Sakkara, Saqqarah; Arabic: ) is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base, as well as a number of mastabas. Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 by 1.5 km (4.3 by 0.93 mi). | The Step Pyramid


92: Special Moments

94: The Great Pyramids of Giza

96: Moses

98: We sail into the Solar Boat Museum Giza Strip Egypt

101: Italy

104: The Grand Canal

106: St. Mark's Square

109: The Rialto Bridge Venice

110: KEMP

111: A trip of a lifetime...until the next adventure begins! | T

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