Location: Rovinj, Croatia
Arrived just after midday at this small but most beautiful coastal Croatian fishing village. However, the village gains most of its income from tourism. With Italy about 60 km across the Adriatic, this town has a very heavy Italian feel.
We had a guided tour of the town and then wandered the picturesque narrow streets and had coffee beside the harbour.
Obviously we did the obligatory visit to the main church, St Euphemia where I offered to hear confessions, but found no sinners willing to repent.
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
This is the first port of call. Never been here, never thought of visiting here. Most surprised as it is so western and the history is so fascinating. Here for first night then off to Gallipoli and Troy before coming back for a couple of days in Istanbul and to meet the other travellers on Captains Choice. Then onto the Silverseas boutique and luxurious cruise ship, Silver Cloud. About 40 Australians are doing Gallipoli first and the rest (approx 80) join us in Istanbul.
Loved the Grand Bazaar (2 visits) and want to buy the superb brass surveyors theodolite (circa 1900) but thought it would be too heavy to get home.
Megs got into the haggling at the bazaar. She certainly knows how to get her way, but then I suppose she has had years of practice on me.