Monday, July 9, 2012

Reflections from my Mediterranean Cruise - June 2012

I am so excited to share with you about my recent trip to Spain, Greece, Turkey and Italy. Our group of 8 people took this "once-in-a-lifetime" cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it! We were a group of all people in our 60"s and we have all cruised before. In fact, this was my 15th cruise but my first to this area of the world.

We started our 2 week adventure in Barcelona, Spain where we stayed for one night. This was not enough time so if you plan to do it yourself I would recommend 3 nights here and stay on or near Las Ramblas which is a major street which offers much entertainment such as street mimes etc.

We got our tickets for the hop-on hop-off bus which goes to all the major sights. The entire city has the most interesting architecture thanks to a man named Gaudi. The above picture is of La Sagrada Familia which is a church started by Gaudi in 1883 and construction is still ongoing. Many of the other buildings in Barcelona have Gaudi's influence also.

This is a busy, exciting metropolitan city but very clean and many people live downtown in apartments above the stores. There are many yellow and black taxi's which look like bumblebees on the streets. They only hold 4 people so if more people are in your party you will have to divide up to get to your hotel or wherever you are going.

We then boarded our ship for the 12 night cruise. We had no idea what exciting sights we would see!

Stay tuned for our first stop in the land of the rich and famous, Monte Carlo! 

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