Our last full day in Prague

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Taking the slow road to Cyprus

cs:Pohled na Petřín ze Staroměstské mostecké v... cs:Pohled na Petřín ze Staroměstské mostecké věže en: View of Petřín mountain form Old Town Tower of the Charles Bridge pl:Widok Petřína ze Staromiejskiej wieży Mostu Karola (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After breakfast, we jumped on the No. 22 tram which deposited us at the foot of Petrin Hill just in front of the Funicular Railway. It was a sunny Saturday morning, so there was a huge queue for the Funicular Railway. We left the tourists to the queue and followed the locals up the snaking ascent of Petrin hill. We stopped a number of time to admire the views and take a few photos. We managed to keep away from the crowds and enjoyed a lovely walk to the Strahov monastery where we had a light lunch.

After lunch we headed down the hill, taking the same road as we took from the descent from Prague Castle two days earlier, so we were awarded some good views of the Castle from beneath it. The steep descent…

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Our first day at sea – Marilyn and Alf

Looking back over some of our most popular travel blogs, I think this is worth a read

Taking the slow road to Cyprus

Satellite photo of the Strait of Messina with ... Satellite photo of the Strait of Messina with names. NASA image. Satellite photo of the Strait of Messina. עברית: מצר מסינה. Hrvatski: Satelitska snimka Mesinskog tjesnaca. Magyar: A Messinai-szoros űrfelvételen. 한국어: 메시나 해협 위성 사진. ‪Norsk (nynorsk)‬: Satellittbilete av Messinasundet med namn. Polski: Cieśnina Mesyńska. Română: Strâmtoarea Messina fotografiată din satelit. Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски: Satelitska snimka Mesinskog tjesnaca. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s 9.15 AM and what an amazing twenty-four hours!

We are just saying goodbye to Sicily to our right (starboard) and Calabria, the Italian mainland to left (port), after our first night at sea. An hour ago, on the captain’s bridge, we passed through the Straits of Messina, an amazing three kilometres at the narrowest. With the international navigation language being English, we frequently heard the call “big ship, big ship…”. We looked out for the “big ship” but then realized that they were talking to us…

The previous day we had boarded our “cargo cruise” at 3.00 PM. Our…

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