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Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Mediterranean Bound

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As you read this, Vince and I are flying 30,000 feet in the air on our way to Rome, Italy.

YAY!

We’ll be spending two nights in the city before heading to the port in Civitavecchia to board the Crown Princess for a 12 night “Greek Isles”cruise.

So far, the only thing we have firmly planned in Rome is the Vatican’s Scavi tour to the tomb of St. Peter. While we are at the Vatican, we will also check out the museums and, of course, the Sistine Chapel. We toured St. Peter’s Basilica on our last visit, but didn’t have time to see the Michelangelo’s masterpiece. There’s no way we’re missing it this time around!

We may book tickets on the 110 open bus. This hop-on, hop-off bus seems like a really convenient way to see most of the major sites in a short amount of time. Two days is definitely no where enough time to do Rome justice, but it’s all we have!

Our first stop on the cruise is Naples. We’ve been there already, so we booked a tour to Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri. It’ll be one busy day!

Our Greek stops include beautiful white-washed Santorini (a new destination for us), lively Mykonos (we loved this island last time we visited), bustling Athens (we’ve been, so we may hang out on the ship this day), and historic Corfu (another new stop).

Throw in Kusadasi (we’ll be touring nearby Ephesus as we’ve already been to this iconic Turkish port), Dubrovnik (probably the stop I am most excited for as I’ve never been to Croatia), and Venice (our last visit here was a disaster, time to make it up!) and we’ve got one full 2 weeks ahead of us.

It’s been a really long time since I was able to take a long and relaxing vacation.

This one will definitely fit the bill.

I’ll likely gain 5 lbs. from all the food but I think it will be cancelled out by all the walking were bound to do.

I’ll be posting updates as wi-fi is available, so stay tuned!

Catch you all in 2 weeks!

W.

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5 thoughts on “Mediterranean Bound

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  2. So jealous!! Have an amazing time!

  3. How awesome! I’m from Asia and I’d love to be in Europe, especially Greece right now. 2 days in Rome is so short! 😦 I adored the Sistine Chapel and fell in love with the Roman ruins. I heard that Rome was touristy all my life but when I got there, someone I could not leave and kept extending my trip. I really recommend roaming around the Roman ruins!! 🙂

    I read your blog all the time, look forward to the pictures from Europe – especially Dubrovnik. Have fun!

  4. Sounds incredible! Are you doing excursions with the cruise or just going on your own? Enjoy!

  5. A Greek Cruise is on my list of things to do, hopefully next year, and yours includes a stop in Dubrovnik! Two birds, one stone…or boat, I guess. I can’t wait to hear how the cruise is, and *please* let me know who it’s through. I’ve done a little research, but not enough to have any inkling as to who to book through, where to go, etc.

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