Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Acropolis in Athens from the Hotel Plaka rooftop; Ann in full fashion at the Plaka fashion flea markets; and the amazing Acropolis museum in full swing.

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28 – 29 June Adding up and adding down in Athens

On Sunday 28 June we farewelled our fledgling visit to Turkey and flew Aegean Airlines to Athens, the ancient heartland of Greece, city of 4 million (one third of Greece’s population..a population made up of 97% of Greek Orthodox) as … Continue reading

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hrs Hagia Sophia with frescoes of Mary, Jesus and John Baptist; lhs the Blue Mosque

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Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June Tangled up in Turkey

On Friday 26th we arrived at 8.00am and had immediate access to our hotel (The Olympiat ) having paid for the extra night before; It was located in the tourist area very close to the Topkapi Palace/Hagia Sophia and the … Continue reading

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The Journey begins

The Journey Begins Posted on June 28, 2015by raprideaux Thursday 25th June 2015 After much sorting of dog minders and interminable packing we left 20 Avebury Drive in the hands of Southern Cross limos who helpfully provided a Turkish driver.  He was … Continue reading

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Richard and Ann’s excellent adventure to Europe in 2015

This trip has been five years in the saving and planning with many books read and much consultation of trip advisor.  Initially I read hugely on the history of Sicily espccially the Normans in Sicily by John Julius Norwich but … Continue reading

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