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    Columbus, Ohio
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  1. TLCOhio

    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    YES, appreciate these nice follow-ups and kind comments/sharing. Did not make it to the very good suggested dining location from marazul. One member of our party has some mobility challenges and we went closer to the more nearby "The Old Tavern of Psaras". It was a wonderful setting with super excellent food. Will have more details and visuals later when I get the live/blog started in two to three days on the Oceania CC Board. Wonderfully enjoying the Greek good, beer and hospitality. We are now completing our last day in Athens, Greece, and getting ready to board Oceania's Nautica ship for the first time later today. We have a busy port schedule with three islands (Patmos, Rhodes and Cyprus) in the next three days before arriving in Israel for two days to see Jerusalem for the first time At the strong suggestion by several on the Cruise Critic boards, especially to the credit of cruisemom42, we traveled to Delphi yesterday and were blessed with such a great series of "history" lessons for these many important periods in Greek history, why there is such major importance related to this site, etc. Very fascinating and highly informative!!! Did not realize the connections 2500 years ago between the Greeks and Egypt's great historic periods. Plus, so, so much more. It takes a little time and effort to reach Delphi, but there is no doubt that it is worth the time in going to this site. Lots of amazing history from the Greeks and what they gave to us in culture, government structure, athletics, food, etc. For Julie, there is so much to do and see in Athens. For us in making our second trip back to Greece, the day-trip to Delphi was a sure-fired winner, especially when traveling with a skilled driver/guide. At Delphi, the 100 euro cost for a private guide set up in advance was so worth it in order to understand how and why all of this history and artistic achievement fits together. And connects to today!!! THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Venice: Loving It & Why??!! Is one of your future desires or past favorites? See these many visual samples for its great history and architecture. This posting is now at 79,227 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1278226 It was a beautiful, sunny day at Delphi, the famed historic site about two-and-a-half hours north of Athens. Amazing setting in the mountains, overlooking the olive trees and nearby sea. Great learning experiences with our expert driver (Alex D.) from George's Taxi and Georgios, our knowledgeable guide at Delphi. Despite other countries stealing so much from Greece over the centuries, there are still many great treasures left there to see and enjoy in this country.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!)
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    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    YES!! Appreciate the nice follow-up from J.P. and I did see the question from Silver Spectre on the Oceania. Have posted a follow-up there. We are now in Athens, Greece, and getting ready to board Oceania's Nautica ship for the first time later today. Will start the live/blog in two-to-three days after getting settled on the ship, etc. We have a busy port schedule with three islands (Patmos, Rhodes and Cyprus) in the next three days before arriving in Israel for two days to see Jerusalem for the first time More later. At the strong suggestion by several on the Cruise Critic boards, we traveled to Delphi yesterday and got such a great "history" lesson for these many important periods in Greek history, why such importance related to this site, etc. Very fascinating and informative. Did not realize the connections 2500 years ago between the Greeks and Egypt's great historic periods. Lots of amazing history from the Greeks and what they gave to us in culture, government structure, athletics, food, etc. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Venice: Loving It & Why??!! Is one of your future desires or past favorites? See these many visual samples for its great history and architecture. This posting is now at 79,227 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1278226 It was a beautiful, sunny day at Delphi, the famed historic site about two-and-a-half hours north of Athens. Amazing setting in the mountains, overlooking the olive trees and sea. Great learning experience with our expert driver (Alex) from George's Taxi and Georgios, our knowledgeable guide at Delphi. Despite other countries stealing much from Greece, there are still many great treasures left there to see and enjoy in this country.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!)
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Appreciate the continued nice photographs from Silver Spectre. Am now in Athens, Greece, and getting ready to board Oceania's Nautica ship for the first time later today to start our 20-day adventure through the Holy Lands and Middle East on the way to Dubai.. We have a busy port schedule with three islands (Patmos, Rhodes and Cyprus) in the next three days before arriving in Israel for two days to see Jerusalem for the first time. Looking forward to seeing some of these sights previously shared. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Venice: Loving It & Why??!! Is one of your future desires or past favorites? See these many visual samples for its great history and architecture. This posting is now at 79,227 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1278226
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    Where is Terry?

    Appreciate the nice follow-up from J.P. and the initial question from Silver Spectre. YES, am now in Athens, Greece, and getting ready to board Oceania's Nautica ship for the first time later today. Will start the live/blog in two-to-three days after getting settled on the ship, etc. We have a very busy port schedule with three islands (Patmos, Rhodes and Cyprus) in the next three days before arriving in Israel for two days to see Jerusalem for the first time Not sure the meaning, or whether good or bad, for the "pterodactyl reference". More later!! THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Venice: Loving It & Why??!! Is one of your future desires or past favorites? See these many visual samples for its great history and architecture. This posting is now at 79,227 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1278226
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    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    In San Antonio, Texas, yesterday, it was down to 23F. Cold in mid November for that part of the USA!! St. Louis was getting 4-8" of snow. Below is what our weather would be in Central Ohio. Glad we are avoiding the snow there at this normally more mild time of the year. Not hot in Greece now, but it will be, hopefully, better weather here for sailing some Greek Isles, going to Cyprus and Israel, etc. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 39,012 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474 From AccuWeather, here is today's forecast for back home in Central Ohio. Too early for snow!!.:
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    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    Here is a little more sampling from being in Athens last night. As always, lots of history, character and style for in and around the Plaka area. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 39,012 views. Here is where we dined last night. Athens or Athina Bistrot!! Great food and hospitality. Below are two of the super nice and friendly staff there.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!) Here is a night view for our AVA Hotel where we are returning to as our "home" while in Athens. Love their great location and super helpful staff. Second is a picture of the Acropolis lighted at night as seen from the roof of our hotel.: Here are a couple of typical views from other dining and shopping options in and around the Plaka. Lots of charm and character in the Plaka!! But, cool last night as things were not that busy or crowded.:
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    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    Appreciate the nice, above follow-up from bennybear. Will try to do my best. Did make it through London Heathrow yesterday and arrived last night in Athens, Greece. Things were smooth and good for Terminals 3 & 5, British Airways, flights, luggage, etc. Enjoyed some excellent Greek beer and food last night, plus saw a few historic sights. Below is some photographic "evidence". More later. On the way today to see the ancient site of "Delphi". This location and trip has been strongly suggested. We look forward to experience the unique history and settings at Delphi. Will talk to the Gods there about fixing all of the world's challenges and issues. And, ask that "it" be done soon!! THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling for "down under”wonders. Exciting visuals with key highlights. On page 15, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 215,147 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139 Below is flying over Heathrow's Terminal 5 as we de departed London for Greece with British Airways. Second is the sun setting as we approached Athens.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!) YES is for good Greek beer and a nice seafood dish in the Plaka area of historic Athens.: Plus, a small sampling of historic sights and sites last night in Athens near our hotel in the Plaka area.:
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    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    Did make it through London Heathrow yesterday and arrived last night in Athens, Greece. Things were smooth and good for Terminals 3 & 5, British Airways, flights, luggage, etc. Enjoyed some excellent Greek beer and food last night, plus saw a few historic sights. Below is some photographic "evidence". More later. On the way today to see the ancient site of "Delphi". Will talk to the Gods there about fixing all of the world's challenges and issues. And, ask that "it" be done soon!! THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling for "down under” wonders. Exciting visuals with key highlights. On page 15, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 215,147 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139 Below is flying over Heathrow's Terminal 5 as we de departed London for Greece with British Airways. Second is the sun setting as we approached Athens.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!) YES is for good Greek beer and a nice seafood dish in the Plaka area of historic Athens.: Plus, a small sampling of historic sights and sites last night in Athens near our hotel in the Plaka area.:
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    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    Super appreciate these great comments, kind wishes and follow-ups from J. P.. and Daveywavey70. Now half-way across the Atlantic. We are in "coach", but fortunately in the extended leg room area. PLUS, most important, the seat between my wife and me in the 3-3-3 arrangement is empty. That really helps in having more room and comfort. Couldn't afford to do business on this trip, nor having enough Frequent Flyer miles. Will have more from being back at Heathrow for the first time since 2010 and then going to Athens for the first time since 2006. . THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 232,078 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923
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    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    Now getting ready to fly to London Heathrow and then on to Athens, Greece. Will be starting Nov. 16 with our twenty-day Oceania Nautica cruise from Athens to Dubai. Looking forward to our first stops in Cyprus, Jerusalem, Egypt, Luxor/Valley of the Kings, Petra, Oman and then the UAE. Will do a live/blog with lots of visuals. It will be on the Oceania CC Board to start later this week. Will post a link later. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling for "down under” wonders. Exciting visuals with key highlights. On page 15, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 215,065 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139 From the Admirals Club at O'Hare, below is our view for one of the Boeing 787 jets that we will be flying soon. In the distance at the right, you can see the famed Chicago downtown with its many high-rises. Super sunny here in Chicago.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
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    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    Sorry that I have been busy and not able to post recently at the Cooler. Much packing and prep work to do when being gone for this long of a period of time. Now getting ready to fly to London Heathrow and then on to Athens, Greece. Will be starting Nov. 16 our twenty-day Oceania Nautica cruise from Athens to Dubai. Looking forward to our first stops in Cyprus, Jerusalem, Egypt, Luxor/Valley of the Kings, Petra, Oman and then the UAE. Will do a live/blog with lots of visuals. It will be on the Oceania CC Board to start later this week. Will post a link later. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Athens & Greece: Many visuals, details for a city with great history, culture and architecture. Now at 27,562 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1101008 From the Admirals Club at O'Hare, below is our view for one of the Boeing 787 jets that we will be flying soon. In the distance at the right, you can see the famed Chicago downtown with its many high-rises. Super sunny here in Chicago.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
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    Live, Terry/SE Asia, Mekong River; Pix’s!

    From an Australian newspaper yesterday and linked below, they had this headline: “An insider’s guide to Vietnam’s best spots” with these highlights: “Hoi An has been my home since I moved to Vietnam. For me, Hoi An is an open-air studio. A lot of buildings from the French colonial period have been well-preserved, and you also see architecture influenced by the Chinese, Japanese and more. Yellow walls across the city offer cool backdrops for lifestyle photography. Early morning, from 5am to 7am, there are no tourists around, and I love walking, waiting for the sun to come onto every narrow alley, catching a young student on her bike or an old lady coming back from the market. And I have my Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum here, where I exhibit photos from my project to photograph Vietnam’s tribes.” Getting ready and packing in order to start our next "adventure". Like what we did earlier this year for Southeast Asia, we will have many great ports/stops in an area of the world that will be new to us. Starting in a week or so, I will have a live/blog on the Oceania board of Cruise Critic. I welcome all to sail along with us!! Feel free to ask any questions, share experience if you have visited these Holy Lands/Middle East areas, etc. Full Vietnam story at: https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/travel/2018/11/09/insiders-guide-vietnams-best-spots/ THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.). Now at 61,351 views: www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696 Here is a graphic that I prepared showing exactly where we will be stopping and traveling to start next week with Oceania for sailing from Athens to Dubai.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Appreciate your great follow-up and the need for the specifics as to our "adventure" starting next week. Below you will see my graphic that gives many more details, routing, etc. We will have private guides/tours for my wife, me and another couple when doing overnights in both Jerusalem and Luxor. Plus, also private touring for the four of us in doing Petra and Dubai-Abu Dhabi. For most of the other stops, we will have a ship tour that was included as a part of our Oceania package "deal". Except for Athens and Patmos, these will all be new locations for us to visit and explore. Most of our interests are for the history, culture, food, people-observing, architecture, etc., related to these unique and special locations. As always, we welcome any and all tips, insights, words of wisdom, etc., etc. Don't be shy as to your loves, hates, secrets, etc. Am planning to be doing a live/blog with lots of pictures and travel details. Will do those posting on the Oceania Cruise Critic board. Look forward to learning more!! THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 38,781 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474 Here is a graphic that I prepared on my laptop that shows exactly where we will be stopping and traveling starting next week.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    YES!! Agree with above. Appreciate your continued pictures, posts and follow-ups. Getting close for us to Tuesday, Nov. 13, afternoon, when we depart on our flights to New York City JFK airport, London Heathrow and then arriving in Athens, Greece. Start Nov. 16 for our Nov. 16, 20-day sailing on the Oceania Nautica in going from Athens to Dubai with the many of the same ports experienced by Silver Spectre. Keep up the great sharing. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Barcelona/Med: June 2011, with stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Great visuals with key highlights, tips, etc. Live/blog now at 242,231 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1426474
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    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    Appreciate these various. very good comments/follow-ups from cruiser123!, singinalot and cinesage. Very nice and helpful. Getting close to next Tuesday when we depart for Athens and starting our "adventure" from Athens to Dubai. Lots to do to be ready, making our packing work/fit, etc. Look forward to having new visuals and details from being in Athens, Greece, etc. YES, will capture much from our first visit to Rhodes. Will share more for how and where for linking to my live/blog, etc. As we travel, don't be shy in posting any questions, info needs, sharing your tips and suggestions, etc. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 38,781 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474
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