Articles with tag: mediterranean cruises

While many people would choose to sleep in as late as possible, we got up early. After all, we didn't want to miss the passage of marine ships from the sea to the port, through  Venice . We left the hotel and went to the Giudecca Canal waterfront. The ships’ port call started at...
The last morning of our cruise was clear and sunny, just like the previous days. Here’s the Venetian Lagoon at dawn. This was the almost deserted  Grand Canal . Here’s the deserted  Piazza San Marco . This is a view from the promenade. After leaving the ship, we took a...
Our cruise was especially interesting in terms of the route we took, as we passed through a lot of different places, and even two new countries! It was our second cruise on the  Celebrity , and we enjoyed both trips. The cruise started in  Venice , and I heard that watching ships...
Croatian  Dubrovnik , located on the Adriatic coast on the opposite coast from Bari, Italy, was our final stop as part of the cruise. I didn't expect anything interesting from this stop, so I was surprised to see how interesting the city looked. Quiet, small, and pleasant. With an...
We arrived in  Istanbul  early in the morning, about 5 am. Dawn drowned in a haze hanging over the Bosphorus. Figures of ships were gliding through the strait like shadows, and local scheduled pleasure boats were scurrying between them. For example, here's KATE -...
The Bosphorus is the strait between Europe and Asia Minor, connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara.  Istanbul  is situated on both sides of the strait. According to the legend, the strait got its name in honor of the daughter of the ancient king of the Argives...
After leaving the boat, on which we toured along the Bosphorus (Istanbul - Views From the Bosphorus), we plunged into the quarters behind the  New Mosque . We were tired from the numerous and amazing experiences that we enjoyed during our boat tour, so we didn't want to take pictures of...
The next day, after the stop in Greece, we came to the Turkish city of  Izmir . As it's written in clever books, Izmir is the third most populous city in Turkey and has the country's second largest port after Istanbul. Both points are true: port terminals stretch behind the...
St. Michael is considered the patron saint of  Brussels and  St. Gudula is the daughter of the Carolingian aristocrat of the 7th century, her relics have been housed in the church for over 1000 years. This is the  Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula...
Basilique du Sacré-Coeur  is one of the five largest churches in the world. Its construction has been dated to the 75th anniversary celebration of the country's independence, and the first stone was placed by the King of Belgium. However, the construction of  Basilique ...

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