Saturday, August 23, 2008

The battle of the Mediterranean Sea

Istanbul (Turkey)

Black Knight and his wife at Efeso (Turkey) - The yellow cap is an Ihate-Iliketoast's gift

Mykonos (Greece)


Onboard

Athens (Greece) with an unknown lady

After a long period of peace the Black Knight decided that had arrived the right moment to expand his dominion towards east. For this reason he sailed by the cruise ship Celebrity Galaxy across the Mediterranean Sea. He conquered day after day Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Athens and Naples. The war campaign lasted 11 days, by August 11th, with Civitavecchia (Black Knight's kingdom) as port of departure and arrival.
During the cruise was very difficult to run because on the ship there were only 5 treadmills and the jogging deck was too short (12 laps = 1 nautic mile) and crowded. Moreover the excursions were long and under a very hot weather so, at the end, we (my wife and I) were too tired to train in an appropriate way. However we ran 3 times for 1 hour on the deck. Bad times are coming, work calls: on monday I will be back to my office and the holidays are only a wonderful memory.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a nice trip...great pictures!!

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  2. While you were enjoying your vacation, the book arrived in my mailbox. Thank you! I will read it soon and then keep the contest and book mobile going.

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  3. what a wonderful trip! my daughter will be going to some of the same places soon.

    Boo work.

    Yay holidays!

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  4. it's hard to come back to work after a gorgeous vacation like that. but it's better than not having gone. glad to know you spread the fear.

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  5. Nice quick campaign. Those are worthwhile places to visit I mean conquer. Here in the new lands we are very excited at the prospect of getting a new C-I-C to restore our lustre. Even now he is preparing his forces in Denver for his push eastward to Washington.

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  6. That sounds like a wonderful journey, Stephano. I'm glad you had a good time. Give my regards to your gracious Queen. :-)

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  7. Wow, fantastic holiday - we too loved the Greek Islands - beautiful sunsets! Indeed we will visit your kingdom next month - only briefly in Rome but will let you know dates - may be there in Oct before we return to Oz! Still finalising itinerary.

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  8. sounds like a wonderful holiday! So nice that you and your wife get to spend so many fun holidays together!

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  9. Hope you had a wonderful time otherwise! Always sad to go back to work after a nice vacation.

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  10. Looking good, but yes, it is also the season of end-of-vacations here in the US. So sad!

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  11. Enjoy what's left of the break before work resumes.

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  12. Beautiful photos! Sorry to hear that the holidays are over. I know the feeling.

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