S: Greek Isles & Mediterranean Cruise June 18th - July 4th /2010
1: We are getting closer to Rome after 15 hours travelling.
2: Having gelato in Rome | In front of the Pantheon
3: Tomb of the unknown soldier | Trevi Fountain
4: The Collosseum | Built in 70–80 AD
5: The Arch of Constantine
6: Ancient Rome
7: Still around the Colosseum
10: We are tired, and hungry .... Wishing for some gelato !! | Quiet, can't understand her accent !!!!!!!!!
12: Vatican City | Saint Peter's Square
13: Piazza Navona and getting drinking water from Trevi Fountain.
14: Leaving Rome for our 12 days cruise on Ruby Princess on June 22, 2010. Happy Bday to Ba!
16: Our daily dinning feast! | Two things are needed for a good life, | Good friends, and good food! especially nuoc mam :-)
17: On biking tour in Nice, France
19: Florence, Italy | Leaving
20: Piazza del Duomo, Baptistery with Ghiberti's bronze door, Florence, Italy
22: The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built in 1173. | Over the next 800 years, it became clear the 55-metre tower wasn't just leaning but was actually falling at a rate of one to two millimetres per year.
23: Ponte Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria, Florence
24: Capri, Italy
25: Amalfi Coast, Italy
26: Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in the year AD 79.
27: The best lemonade in the world here in Pompeii.
28: Santorini island, Greek
29: Taking the cable or riding the donkey to get up to the island
31: Having lunch on top of the island with breath taking view!
32: Riding the car around town in Santorini, Greek Isles
33: Writing a wish to Mary
34: Ephesus, Turkey. The guys are taking a "dump" in the public restroom. | Future MD's! Belle and Beau with the ancient Hippocrates signs. | Celsus Library, an ancient Roman- influenced library | Shopping on 5th Avenue in Ancient Ephesus
35: Lion floor tile mosaic in Ephesus terrace houses also called as "the houses of rich"
36: Leaving Ephesus, Turkey for Mykonos, Greek Isles
38: Mykonos, Greek Isles
39: Kallimarmaro (, i.e. the "beautifully marbled"), is an athletic stadium in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Yes, we have been there!!!
40: Athens the Monument of the Unknown Soldier - Tsolias, changing of guards. | The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the south slope of the Acropolis of Athens. Yanni Live at the Acropolis, recorded here in 1993
41: The Agora, the marketplace and civic center, was one of the most important parts of an ancient city of Athens. In addition to being a place where people gathered to buy and sell all kinds of commodities, it was also a place where people assembled to discuss all kinds of topics: business, politics, current events, or the nature of the universe and the divine. The Agora of Athens, where ancient Greek democracy first came to life, provides a wonderful opportunity to examine the commercial, political, religious, and cultural life of one of the great cities of the ancient world.
42: Temple of Olympian Zeus
43: Lycabettus Hill,a limestone rock reaching almost 1,000 feet into the Athenian sky with Acropolis in the background.
44: The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was an ancient Greek temple in Olympia, Greece, dedicated to the chief of the gods, Zeus.
45: Statue of Zeus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in Olympia. We took the taxi for 1 hour driving at 90 miles an hour without seat belt, just to see.... another piece or rock. OK, have been there, done that and never do it again !!!!
46: Shopping at Corfu, last stop of our cruise.
47: Our last dinner together on the cruise.
48: Leaving Ruby Princess | Water taxi to | Hilton Hotel | The freeways | Venice, Italy
49: In front of Hilton Hotel, Venice, Italy
51: Overlooking the bridge down below along the shopping district in Venice.
52: Basilica di San Marco
54: Capturing all our happy moments during the 17 days trip with family and friends.
57: Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. To Belle, and Beau, Ba and Me hope Con's memory banks should be very full by now....
58: Enjoying Black Ink Squid Pasta
59: Leaving Venice, heading back home after 17 days of vacation. We miss home, our beds and good food. Until next time,....