Monthly Archives: November 2014

Port of call – Istanbul

This is the city from which we started and ended our Black Sea & Aegean Sea cruise.  We arrived from Toronto a few days early so we would have plenty of time to explore this interesting city which straddles two … Continue reading

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Ports of call – Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi on the Southern Aegean Sea coast is one of the most important tourist centres of Turkey.  Tourists arrive here mainly to visit the many historical sites such as Ephesus, Priene, Miletus and Didim, as well as some of the Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Ports of call – Athens

After a short sail from Mykonos, we entered the port of Piraeus, the largest passenger port in Europe and the third largest in the world.  It is the sea entrance to the city of Athens, capital of Greece, with a population of … Continue reading

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Ports of call – Mykonos, Greece

The Greek island of Mykonos is part of the Cylades lying approximately 150 kilometres east of Athens in the Aegean Sea.  The largest town on the island is also called Mykonos, so it is common for towns that have the … Continue reading

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Ports of call – Sinop, Turkey

Our fourth port of call on this cruise is the town of Sinop in northern Turkey on the Black Sea.  A small city with a population of about 37,000 people, Sinop is also the provincial capital.  Industries here include fishing, … Continue reading

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Ports of call – Trabzon, Turkey

From Constanta, Romania, we set sail across almost the full width of the Black Sea to the port of Trabzon in northern-eastern Turkey.  The city was the site of one of the key battles between the Ottoman and Russian armies … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve – a pictorial assortment of images of Hallowe’en

We interrupt the series on Ports of Call to bring you Hallowe’en, a perspective in words and pictures over the years.  The pictures are as current as an hour ago, as well as from the family vault.  The great words … Continue reading

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