Around The World · 31 Days · 116 Moments · June 2018

Doug & Janet 2018 Italy, Greece & Bali

6 July 2018

The window shot approaching Wellington above Marlborough. Mt Taranaki in the background.

5 July 2018

Lineup for takeoff.

29 June 2018

The Elephant Temple
The journey of the Cat Poo Coffee ๐Ÿ˜Ž
The Luwak Cat and its poo ๐Ÿ’ฉ
Arabica Coffee Beans
The Rice Paddies

28 June 2018

The signs were correct. Clever little monkeys ๐Ÿ’
These fullaโ€™s were not shy ๐Ÿคฃ

27 June 2018

Villa Dโ€™Uma. A lovely private villa with pool.
More lovely kids
Today we were blessed to visit the Boys and the Girls homes in Denpasar. We were hosted by Captain Komang and she took us to both centres to meet the staff and Children. Was an absolutely wonderful time.
Arrived at night but woke to this balcony view ๐Ÿ˜Ž

25 June 2018

Well, Venice is over. Come on Bali ๐Ÿ˜

24 June 2018

Back tomorrow n Venice for Gellato before a Gondola ride ๐Ÿ˜
Very laid back place is Burano ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Visit to Murano Glass Blowing Factory

23 June 2018

Nice dinner and walk back to the BnB.
Chilling with the crowds ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Arriving into Venice 6am with sunrise behind us ๐Ÿ˜Ž

22 June 2018

Final day is a Sea day.

21 June 2018

Fun dinner times ๐Ÿ˜‚
The Archeological Museum of Olympia located next to site. The long row of sculptures is from the Temple of Zeus in the grounds of Olympia.
Todayโ€™s visit to Olympia. Would have been a marvel in its day.
Was a busy day in port.

20 June 2018

The amazing Athens ๐Ÿ˜Ž

19 June 2018

On board show tonight was โ€˜Graffiti Classicsโ€™ an amazing string quartet comedy routine.
I could chill here for a few days. Fabulous port city.

18 June 2018

Long hot day ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Awesome visit.
We are approaching Santorini and we are very excited to visit such an iconic destination.

17 June 2018

Am struck with the alley ways here...
Lovely walks around the old town centre.
Docked at Corfu. Gonna head into the town shortly. Only a short stop.

16 June 2018

Beatles Tribute Band tonight. Was great to sing along.
The fun thing about cruising is the animals you find in your room at night ๐Ÿคฃ
Cruising the Med! Priceless ๐Ÿ˜Ž
After the morning poking around Split, relaxing on the Ship for the afternoon.
Out and about in Split. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
TukTuk tour of Split.
Day 1. Overcast but a lovely temperature.

15 June 2018

Cruise has started
Onboard the Rhapsody of the Seas. 8 days of cruising luxury ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ›ณ
Working our way to the cruise terminal ๐Ÿ˜
Our short morning walk.

14 June 2018

More Venice wandering ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Again, there just something about chillinโ€™ in Venice ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Woohoo 400km/h max speed. Rome to Venice 3hrs 12mins ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Metro to Termini Stationeze.
High speed train Rome to Venice today.

13 June 2018

Night time visit to Colosseum and Roman Forum before the lightning and thunder arrived.
Last dinner in Rome. ๐Ÿ˜”
Colosseum day. Great tour around the bottom level. Learned a lot about the building of the Colosseum and the way of life around the immediate area.
What a great view to wake up to ๐Ÿ™‚

12 June 2018

What do you do after visiting a Catholic Church? Have Gellato of course ๐Ÿคฃ
One of the 5 Catholic Basilica that are a must for Catholic pilgrims. The largest one in Rome. Basilica of Saint Maria Maggiore.

11 June 2018

Beautiful evening with great friends.
And then... Pompeii. Wow! Guided tour for 2 hrs and learnt so much.
The tickets had cool pictures on them.
Our first sight after 3 hrs driving was amazing. The coach took us 4/5ths of way up then walked the remaining 200m in vertical height, about 2.5km on dusty scoria tracks. The view of Naples and the Mediterranean Sea, whilst foggy was awesome. The crater is 600m wise and is dormant.
Today we did a day tour to Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii. We all started from Piazza del Popolo at 7.15am ๐Ÿ˜ณ We are supposed to be on holiday! ๐Ÿ˜ด

10 June 2018

More wandering. Dave and Cherie Norman joined us this morning and we got to show them around. We are feeling very much like the โ€˜Old Handsโ€™ here in Rome ๐Ÿ˜‚ Wonder if the Salvation Army need reinforcements here...๐Ÿค”
Easy way of getting around the city. 1,50 Euro for 100 minutes of travel.

9 June 2018

Night bus around Rome.
And even more of todayโ€™s wanderings
And another ones gone, another ones gone, another ones off the bucket list ๐Ÿคฃ
More of todayโ€™s wandering
Getting really used to Pizza Brunch ๐Ÿ‘

8 June 2018

What a great day. After a lazy start, we just wandered and absorbed.
My sweet looking adorable as usual ๐Ÿ˜
When in Rome, itโ€™s Pizza and iced coffee for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜›
Waking up to this each morning is amazing. ๐Ÿ˜€

7 June 2018

First evening... few ticks done โœ…
Took a little walk down to the Colosseum and for Pizza ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ˜‹
Taxi to the Airbnb apartment just casually goes past what must be one of the most iconic ruins in the world... itโ€™s only a 5 min walk from our home for the next 7 days.
Weโ€™re here ๐Ÿ˜

7 June 2018

Millions of dollars on a plane but they still canโ€™t increase contrast and visibility of those LCD screens ๐Ÿ˜”
Next jump ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Bit of Dubai departure lounge window shopping. Check out the cost of 2 coffees ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
2nd jump done.
14 hour flight to Dubai. Awesome sun rise out the window. At least Emirates have a reasonable space between seats. Only had Janet and I in our 3 seat row so got to spread out at bit.

6 June 2018

This Emirates flight has on board WiFi ๐Ÿ‘
Wow this plane is HUGE ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Hard to see but there is a big A380-800 waiting for Mr & Mrs ๐Ÿ˜Š
4 hour flight means itโ€™s 9.15pm at home, my bed time ๐Ÿคฃ no wonder Iโ€™m tired. Chilling in departure lounge waiting to board for Dubai flight.
Hey dear, the Taxi is here ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Mmmm coffee...
Wellington is obviously sad to see us leave ๐Ÿ˜”
Waiting... Wellington International is much slower than Auckland ๐Ÿค”
Brrr 9 degrees. Warm Rome here we come ๐Ÿ˜Ž
The day of departure has arrived ๐Ÿ˜Ž