June 21, 2009

Nyonyachef round half the world in 80 days (Part V)

Part V...continues....check out Part I, II, III & IV first

Spartans....! Here we come...!

Athens, Greece

Parthenon on Acropolis

Acropolis under reconstruction

Nyonyachef heading to Poros & Hydra

Check out the scenery...beautiful isn't it ?

Nyonyachef met one of the Spartan warrior....with appointment at 10am..!?

Nyonyachef met another Spartan warrior ! Where did they come from ? 

Nice bird view....we were actually trying to feed the birds while they are flying.

Hydra: 12km long / 5km wide. Ancient name called Hydrea

Hydra activities mainly; Culinary attraction; Natural area; Resort or relaxation spot. Nice seafood!

Corinth Canal, constructed between 1882 and 1893. Involving an excavation up to 260ft in depth, the canal is 6.3km long, 75ft wide and 26ft deep, and can take vessels of up to 10,000 tons.

Epidauros Theatre a classical greek ancient theatre able to cater for 14,000 Greeks

Remains of the ancient Temple of Zeus at Olympia.

Nyonyachef took a boat from Greece to Italy

Rome, Italy

Nyonyachef woke up at 5:30am for the sun rise. First time in my life I actually saw how the sun slowly appears....

Pompeii, probably founded 290 B.C. and by the first century A.D. was a prosperous provincial capital with a population estimated at 20,000. In A.D. 63 much of the town was destroyed by a severe earthquake, and rebuilding had not been completed when an eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 covered the whole town, with a layer of ash and pumice-stone 6-7m thick

Since the 18th century something like three-fifths of the total area of the town (the walls of which had a perimeter of 3,100m have been recovered from 1860 onward.

Sorrento, Parco Dei Principi that's the hotel I was staying. It was built in 1961, set on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Gulf of Naples

Capri, one of the most beautiful and most visited of the islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is in fact an extension of the peninsula of Sorrento, and lies at the southern end of the Gulf of Naples.In Roman times, when it was known as Caprae.

The island is 6km long and between 1 and 2.5km wide, has rugged limestone crags rising to a height of 1,944ft above the sea.

You have met the Spartans,....now let's meet the Gladiators !

Rome, Italy

The Arch of Constantine in Rome is the largest of the remaining Roman arches.

The Colosseum..land of the Gladiators. This one of my...a must place to visit !

Vatican City, it is the smallest country in the world by both area & population, at approximately 110 acres, and with a population of around 900. The Vatican City is a city-state that came into existence in 1929.


To be continue....Part VI

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