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We started in Athens, Greece. It is a bustling hamlet of
several dozen very industrious people.
is the Parthenon. It was broken when we got there, I swear.
ha look at the signs man we are pretty clever huh.
friend Sotiris, a native of Greece (a "Greeci") was a wonderful tour
guide and made a lovely last-minute addition to this picture.
(Some of you may know him as 'Faid')
was a Turkish bath house. There were no Turks in it while we were
At a fast food chain called Goody's, you get a little fork to eat your
fries with. Europe is ahead of America in millions of tiny ways.
was our cruise ship. We had it mostly to ourselves and a few
hundred other people. You can see many of them on the dock on the
far left, to give you a sense of scale.
we are sinking?
was lovely crusing through the Greek Isles. Sunrise and sunset
were both over the water. Also, noon and midnight. For days.
is the island of Santorini. Everything was cobblestone,
whitewash, and souvenir shops. It had a million tiny, winding
streets which would be the perfect setting for a motorcycle chase in
the next Bond movie.
This was a casino
in Romania. It's actually pretty new, but the authentic ruins and
stuff were pretty boring. SORRY BYZANTINES
We also went swimming in the ocean! In this part of the world,
children swim naked until they are about six or seven. We saw
some poo logs floating right on the surface of the water no lie.
This was on a tea plantation in Russia. I guess the bear gives
These are the famous "Potemkin Steps" in Odessa, Ukraine. Man,
those Odessans sure love those steps. Good thing there was a
famous movie made here otherwise I don't know what they'd talk about
This is the inside of a secret Soviet submarine base built into the
side of a mountain. It can withstand nuclear attacks and can
support a fully operational crew of hundreds for six months, completely
sealed off from the outside world. While we were there, we had to
stick with a Russian tour group because they didn't want to turn the
lights on just for us.
More sneakin' around in the sub base. The docent looked like
someone that James Bond would garotte with a bike chain. He was
huge, and blond, and Russian, and he kept appearing behind us in
tunnels, his imposing figure silhouetted menacingly in the dim distance.
This was Istanbul. Underneath the car brige on the right is a
bustling restaurant row.
This was a church in Istanbul filled with Byzantine mosaics.
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul has 4,500 shops under its roof, selling a
total of about five different things: 1. copper vessels and trinkets 2.
carpets 3. jewelry 4. Turkish delight 5. clothes of varying
Then, we came home.