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    Columbus, Ohio
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  1. TLCOhio

    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    In San Antonio, Texas, yesterday, it was down to 23F. Cold in mid November for that part of the USA!! St. Louis was getting 4-8" of snow. Below is what our weather would be in Central Ohio. Glad we are avoiding the snow there at this normally more mild time of the year. Not hot in Greece now, but it will be, hopefully, better weather here for sailing some Greek Isles, going to Cyprus and Israel, etc. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 39,012 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474 From AccuWeather, here is today's forecast for back home in Central Ohio. Too early for snow!!.:
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    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    Here is a little more sampling from being in Athens last night. As always, lots of history, character and style for in and around the Plaka area. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 39,012 views. Here is where we dined last night. Athens or Athina Bistrot!! Great food and hospitality. Below are two of the super nice and friendly staff there.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!) Here is a night view for our AVA Hotel where we are returning to as our "home" while in Athens. Love their great location and super helpful staff. Second is a picture of the Acropolis lighted at night as seen from the roof of our hotel.: Here are a couple of typical views from other dining and shopping options in and around the Plaka. Lots of charm and character in the Plaka!! But, cool last night as things were not that busy or crowded.:
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    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    Appreciate the nice, above follow-up from bennybear. Will try to do my best. Did make it through London Heathrow yesterday and arrived last night in Athens, Greece. Things were smooth and good for Terminals 3 & 5, British Airways, flights, luggage, etc. Enjoyed some excellent Greek beer and food last night, plus saw a few historic sights. Below is some photographic "evidence". More later. On the way today to see the ancient site of "Delphi". This location and trip has been strongly suggested. We look forward to experience the unique history and settings at Delphi. Will talk to the Gods there about fixing all of the world's challenges and issues. And, ask that "it" be done soon!! THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling for "down under”wonders. Exciting visuals with key highlights. On page 15, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 215,147 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139 Below is flying over Heathrow's Terminal 5 as we de departed London for Greece with British Airways. Second is the sun setting as we approached Athens.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!) YES is for good Greek beer and a nice seafood dish in the Plaka area of historic Athens.: Plus, a small sampling of historic sights and sites last night in Athens near our hotel in the Plaka area.:
  4. TLCOhio

    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    Did make it through London Heathrow yesterday and arrived last night in Athens, Greece. Things were smooth and good for Terminals 3 & 5, British Airways, flights, luggage, etc. Enjoyed some excellent Greek beer and food last night, plus saw a few historic sights. Below is some photographic "evidence". More later. On the way today to see the ancient site of "Delphi". Will talk to the Gods there about fixing all of the world's challenges and issues. And, ask that "it" be done soon!! THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling for "down under” wonders. Exciting visuals with key highlights. On page 15, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 215,147 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139 Below is flying over Heathrow's Terminal 5 as we de departed London for Greece with British Airways. Second is the sun setting as we approached Athens.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!) YES is for good Greek beer and a nice seafood dish in the Plaka area of historic Athens.: Plus, a small sampling of historic sights and sites last night in Athens near our hotel in the Plaka area.:
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    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    Super appreciate these great comments, kind wishes and follow-ups from J. P.. and Daveywavey70. Now half-way across the Atlantic. We are in "coach", but fortunately in the extended leg room area. PLUS, most important, the seat between my wife and me in the 3-3-3 arrangement is empty. That really helps in having more room and comfort. Couldn't afford to do business on this trip, nor having enough Frequent Flyer miles. Will have more from being back at Heathrow for the first time since 2010 and then going to Athens for the first time since 2006. . THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 232,078 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923
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    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    Now getting ready to fly to London Heathrow and then on to Athens, Greece. Will be starting Nov. 16 with our twenty-day Oceania Nautica cruise from Athens to Dubai. Looking forward to our first stops in Cyprus, Jerusalem, Egypt, Luxor/Valley of the Kings, Petra, Oman and then the UAE. Will do a live/blog with lots of visuals. It will be on the Oceania CC Board to start later this week. Will post a link later. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling for "down under” wonders. Exciting visuals with key highlights. On page 15, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 215,065 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139 From the Admirals Club at O'Hare, below is our view for one of the Boeing 787 jets that we will be flying soon. In the distance at the right, you can see the famed Chicago downtown with its many high-rises. Super sunny here in Chicago.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
  7. TLCOhio

    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    Sorry that I have been busy and not able to post recently at the Cooler. Much packing and prep work to do when being gone for this long of a period of time. Now getting ready to fly to London Heathrow and then on to Athens, Greece. Will be starting Nov. 16 our twenty-day Oceania Nautica cruise from Athens to Dubai. Looking forward to our first stops in Cyprus, Jerusalem, Egypt, Luxor/Valley of the Kings, Petra, Oman and then the UAE. Will do a live/blog with lots of visuals. It will be on the Oceania CC Board to start later this week. Will post a link later. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Athens & Greece: Many visuals, details for a city with great history, culture and architecture. Now at 27,562 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1101008 From the Admirals Club at O'Hare, below is our view for one of the Boeing 787 jets that we will be flying soon. In the distance at the right, you can see the famed Chicago downtown with its many high-rises. Super sunny here in Chicago.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
  8. TLCOhio

    Live, Terry/SE Asia, Mekong River; Pix’s!

    From an Australian newspaper yesterday and linked below, they had this headline: “An insider’s guide to Vietnam’s best spots” with these highlights: “Hoi An has been my home since I moved to Vietnam. For me, Hoi An is an open-air studio. A lot of buildings from the French colonial period have been well-preserved, and you also see architecture influenced by the Chinese, Japanese and more. Yellow walls across the city offer cool backdrops for lifestyle photography. Early morning, from 5am to 7am, there are no tourists around, and I love walking, waiting for the sun to come onto every narrow alley, catching a young student on her bike or an old lady coming back from the market. And I have my Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum here, where I exhibit photos from my project to photograph Vietnam’s tribes.” Getting ready and packing in order to start our next "adventure". Like what we did earlier this year for Southeast Asia, we will have many great ports/stops in an area of the world that will be new to us. Starting in a week or so, I will have a live/blog on the Oceania board of Cruise Critic. I welcome all to sail along with us!! Feel free to ask any questions, share experience if you have visited these Holy Lands/Middle East areas, etc. Full Vietnam story at: https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/travel/2018/11/09/insiders-guide-vietnams-best-spots/ THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.). Now at 61,351 views: www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696 Here is a graphic that I prepared showing exactly where we will be stopping and traveling to start next week with Oceania for sailing from Athens to Dubai.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
  9. TLCOhio

    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Appreciate your great follow-up and the need for the specifics as to our "adventure" starting next week. Below you will see my graphic that gives many more details, routing, etc. We will have private guides/tours for my wife, me and another couple when doing overnights in both Jerusalem and Luxor. Plus, also private touring for the four of us in doing Petra and Dubai-Abu Dhabi. For most of the other stops, we will have a ship tour that was included as a part of our Oceania package "deal". Except for Athens and Patmos, these will all be new locations for us to visit and explore. Most of our interests are for the history, culture, food, people-observing, architecture, etc., related to these unique and special locations. As always, we welcome any and all tips, insights, words of wisdom, etc., etc. Don't be shy as to your loves, hates, secrets, etc. Am planning to be doing a live/blog with lots of pictures and travel details. Will do those posting on the Oceania Cruise Critic board. Look forward to learning more!! THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 38,781 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474 Here is a graphic that I prepared on my laptop that shows exactly where we will be stopping and traveling starting next week.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
  10. TLCOhio

    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    YES!! Agree with above. Appreciate your continued pictures, posts and follow-ups. Getting close for us to Tuesday, Nov. 13, afternoon, when we depart on our flights to New York City JFK airport, London Heathrow and then arriving in Athens, Greece. Start Nov. 16 for our Nov. 16, 20-day sailing on the Oceania Nautica in going from Athens to Dubai with the many of the same ports experienced by Silver Spectre. Keep up the great sharing. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Barcelona/Med: June 2011, with stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Great visuals with key highlights, tips, etc. Live/blog now at 242,231 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1426474
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    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    Appreciate these various. very good comments/follow-ups from cruiser123!, singinalot and cinesage. Very nice and helpful. Getting close to next Tuesday when we depart for Athens and starting our "adventure" from Athens to Dubai. Lots to do to be ready, making our packing work/fit, etc. Look forward to having new visuals and details from being in Athens, Greece, etc. YES, will capture much from our first visit to Rhodes. Will share more for how and where for linking to my live/blog, etc. As we travel, don't be shy in posting any questions, info needs, sharing your tips and suggestions, etc. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 38,781 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474
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    Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

    Knowing about Jeff's upcoming trip back to Singapore, I thought I would share this link and story highlights from the New York Times Travel Section in late October headlined as: “36 Hours in Singapore”. Here was their sub headline: "Yes, there are futuristic mega malls and skyscrapers. But you’ll also find a rich cultural heritage reflected in traditional temples and shrines, street food and homegrown art." Am sure Jeff already is an expert on Singapore, but maybe there is something new in their reporting. Here are some more of their story highlights: “Singapore’s main island is sometimes described as diamond-shaped — fitting, perhaps, since the sparkling city, which had a starring role in the movie 'Crazy Rich Asians,' is known for its materialistic pursuits. But look past Singapore’s shiny veneer and you’ll find a compression of Chinese, Indian, Malay and other heritages reaching back far beyond the city state’s half-century history as an independent nation. And thanks to the superb street food and efficient public transit, you don’t have to be crazy rich to enjoy this cinematic city, which is now more accessible than ever with Singapore Airlines’ new nonstop service from Newark.”. Earlier this year we were able to do Hong Kong and much in SE Asia for the first time. We have been to Australia and New Zealand earlier. We want to make it to Singapore, but we have not yet been able to finalize that timing. From this profile and what others have shared, it is definitely on our top priority, future to-do list. Feel free to offer your reactions, ideas, tips, suggestions, etc. In this article, there are a number of ideas for places to dine, drink, involving in culture activities, etc. Also interesting pictures, maps, etc., are included. Full story at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/travel/what-to-do-in-singapore.html THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 38,200 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474 Here is one of the interesting visuals featured in this NY Times profile on Singapore, its options, activities, etc.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
  13. From the New York Times Travel Section in late October, they had this headline: “36 Hours in Singapore” with this sub headline: "Yes, there are futuristic mega malls and skyscrapers. But you’ll also find a rich cultural heritage reflected in traditional temples and shrines, street food and homegrown art." Here are some more of their story highlights: “Singapore’s main island is sometimes described as diamond-shaped — fitting, perhaps, since the sparkling city, which had a starring role in the movie 'Crazy Rich Asians,' is known for its materialistic pursuits. But look past Singapore’s shiny veneer and you’ll find a compression of Chinese, Indian, Malay and other heritages reaching back far beyond the city state’s half-century history as an independent nation. And thanks to the superb street food and efficient public transit, you don’t have to be crazy rich to enjoy this cinematic city, which is now more accessible than ever with Singapore Airlines’ new nonstop service from Newark.”. As detailed below, we were able to do Hong Kong and much in SE Asia earlier this year. We have been to Australia and New Zealand earlier. We want to make it to Singapore, but we have not yet been able to finalize that timing. From this profile and what others have shared, it is definitely on our top priority, future to-do list. Feel free to offer your reactions, ideas, tips, suggestions, etc. In this article, there are a number of ideas for places to dine, drink, involving in culture activities, etc. Also interesting pictures, maps, etc., are included. Full story at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/travel/what-to-do-in-singapore.html THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 38,200 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474 Here is one of the visuals featured in this NY Times profile on Singapore, its options, activities, etc.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!)
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    Athens Tips, Suggestions, Examples to Enjoy!

    Appreciate your nice info, comments and follow-up. Great insights for Rhodes!!! We are looking forward to seeing this island with its unique history for the first time later this month. Yes, the Turkish "situation" has become more challenging. Fortunately in 2006, we were able to explore Istanbul, Ephesus, Bodrum, etc. Will be interesting for visiting Athens for the first since June 2006. Lots has happened there, good and bad, during the past decade. We are hoping for the best with the Greek nation and its future. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio AFRICA?!!?: Fun, interesting visuals, plus travel details from this early 2016 live/blog. At 43,029 views. Featuring Cape Town, South Africa’s coast, Mozambique, Victoria Falls/Zambia and Botswana's famed Okavango Delta. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2310337
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    Oman: Tips, Secrets, Ideas, etc.??!!

    Enjoyed your wonderful follow-up and kind wishes. YES, enjoy your Amazon River adventure!! What specific ports will you be visiting and which parts of this amazing river will you be exploring? If I can answer any questions from our Amazon River trip three years ago, let me know. Good luck and safe travels. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.). Now at 61,093 views: www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696
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