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From the living sea with love
Monkey and Bear (Jacqueline and Adriaan)
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April 27th 2011
Dear friends, During our crossing from Mauritius to Savona we also visit the ancient Olympia (Port of call: Katakolon) Enjoy the pictures. Costa Cruises: It's a way of living Stay tuned for more Costa Cruises Photodiaries From the living seas with love Jacqueline and Adriaan B. Monkey and Bear Information about Acient Olympia - Thanks to Wikipedia. Olympia (Greek: Ολυμπία Olympía), a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC. In 394 AD, (after exactly 1170 years) emperor Theodosius I abolished them as they were then considered reminiscent of paganism. The first olympic games ... read more
April 26th 2011
Dear Friends, Due to the possible problems in Alexandrie (Egypt) we don't visit this city. In stead of Alexandrie are we sailing to Heraklion, the captitol of Crete and the fourth largest city of Greece. The weather is great. We don't go to the ruins of Knossos, but we visit the old city center today. To learn more about Heraklion, read the Wikipedia article here below. Thanks to Wikipedia Name The city was named Arabic rabḍ al-ḫandaq 'Castle of the Moat' in 824 AD. This was hellenized as Χάνδαξ (Handax) or Χάνδακας and Latinized as Candia, which was taken into other European languages: French Candie, English Candy, all of which could refer to all of Crete as well as to the city itself; the Ottoman form was Kandiye. Locally, it is often called Κάστρο (Kástro, "castle") ... read more
April 24th 2011
Dear Friends, Today, early in the morning, we arrived at the entrance of the Suez Canal. The weather is great, the temperature very nice and the sights are beautiful again. For us it is the second time that we are passing the Suez Canal, but the experience is still super. To learn more about the Suez Canal you can read the article below. Thanks to Wikipedia The Suez Canal (Arabic: قناة السويس Qanāt al-Sūwais), also known by the nickname "The Highway to India", is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened in November 1869 after 10 years of construction work, it allows water transportation between Europe and Asia without navigation around Africa. The northern terminus is Port Said and the southern terminus is Port Tawfik at the city ... read more
April 22nd 2011
Dear friends, Today we will visit the World Heritage Site Petra in Jordanie. After our breakfast we left the harbour of Aqaba by bus for a two and a half hour drive to Petra. The trip to Petra was great. Beautiful nature and mountains. What a fantastic country is Jordanie!!!!!!! To learn more about Petra: read the story below - Thanks to Wikipedea. Petra (Greek "πέτρα" (petra), meaning rock; Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ) is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among ... read more
April 17th 2011
Dear friends, After four fantastic days on sea, we arrive this morning early in the harbour of Salalah - Oman. For us it's the second time here. Salalah is a very nice place where old and new meets each other. Perfume and incense (the real one from the incense tree, which grows only here in Salalah) are the main products for visitors. Very high quality at good prices. More information about Salalah: (thanks to Wikipedia) History Salalah History shows that it gained prominence due to the Frankincense that was extracted from the Frankincense trees that are found in this region. Frankincense is an extract from these trees that is used for perfume and incense sticks. These perfumes are used for ritualistic purpose and are hence widely popular among the practitioners of Judaism. Belonging to the Boswellia ... read more
April 16th 2011
Dears Friends, Today a impression of a group folklore dancers of the Seychellen. Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for more travelblogs about our cruise with the Costa Romantica. From the Indian Ocean with love. Adriaan and Jacqueline... read more
April 15th 2011
Costa Romantica, April 15 2011. Dears friends, Today a special Costa Cruise Blog with pictures of al our friends of the bar. They make it possible that we have our coffee, wine and the bubbles on every moment of the day. All these guys do a great job on board of the Costa Romantica and we have had lots of fun with them. Thanks a lot!!!! From the Indian Ocean with love Jacqueline and Adriaan aka Monkey and Bear. Stay tuned for our next travelblog about the Costa Romantica Cruise from Mauritius to Savona. ... read more
April 14th 2011
Romantica, April 14 - 2011 Dear Friends, On board of the Costa Romantica the cruisedirector, Francesco Raccomandato, and chief Gianfranco Arrabito and his super annimation team are creating party time every night and day. It's great and the motivation of everybody of the entertainment team is super!!!!! More to come on ou Costa Sailorsblog. Be happy and smile everyday. From the Red Sea with love Jacqueline and Adriaan aka Monkey and Bear ... read more
April 13th 2011
Costa Romantica - Indian Ocean - April 13 - 2011 Dear friends, Today a special phototour behind the scene of the Costa Romantica: THE KITCHEN. Our guide, Kristin Schreiber international hostess of Costa Cruises, shows us everything in the kitchen and she gave us a very good explanation. Hope you like the photos again. See you next time on our Costa Sailorstraveblog. From the Indian Ocean with love. Jacqueline and Adriaan aka Monkey and Bear. Next blog GALANIGHT 2 - COSTAROMANTICA DANCERS... read more
April 12th 2011
Dear Friends, Costa Romantica, April 12 2011 Another day on sea. Today we are crossing th Equator, so there will be a great party on board with the super animation team of the Romantica, also King Neptune will visit the Costa Romantica and don't forget the Costa Romantica Dancers. Some more information about Neptune and the Equator you find below. Thanks to Wikipedia. Enjoy the pictures!!!!. It was great fun!!!!!! See you next time on our Costa Sailorsblog. From the Indian Ocean with love Jacqueline and Adriaan aka Monkey and Bear The Story of Neptunus = Thanks to Wikipedia. Etymology The etymology of Neptunus is unclear and disputed. The ancient grammarian Varro derived the name from nuptus i.e. covering (opertio), with a more or less explicit allusion to the nuptiae, marriage of Heaven and Earth. Among ... read more