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Posts posted by Crispina

  1.  I enjoyed that VERY much. In addition to the closed captions, click on "full screen" to really put yourself in the bicycle seat!  Just imagine those stones of the road surviving to this day.  I do wonder about what looks like piles of rubble/brick every so often - were they also tombs and monuments?  And I'm assuming urns with ashes were deposited inside the walls?? 

    I feel the Prowalk tours are well done. I repeat myself, but I spent four or five hours in Pompeii via a Prowalk tour and also was it six hours touring the city of Rome?  ha  I remember I had my supper on a tray in front of the computer during that one. 

    Thank you for sharing this.  The Sicily and Positano Evening Walk tours also look enticing. 

  2. We did a Nile cruise, but not on a big ship.  Most amazing was watching the sunset from the boat. One second the sun was above the horizon, the next it literally dropped out of sight.

    OT:  Also a small group of us elected to take a bus trip across the desert to Abu Simbel, four hours each way.  The stars in the night sky.....never saw stars like that before and will probably never again. 

  3. Never been in a hot air balloon, too many accident stories keep me away. However, I agree to the right person it would be a breath taking adventure.

    Perhaps better than being kidnapped by a camel driver and held for ransom as I was when I visited the pyramids.  Well, sort of. The camel ride was part of the tour. The part where my camel driver led me away from the group and then demanded bakeesh or he wouldn't let me off wasn't. I paid the man. Back on the bus I may not have been the only one. The guide asked if anyone had paid their camel driver "extra" for any reason. I kept silent because I was embarrassed!  No one else raised their hand either. 🤐

  4. I've watched numerous docs on her. One suggested that the bust was a fake, modern made, not ancient. 

    I wonder where it was excavated from? I don't remember actually hearing if it was just found in the ground all by itself or in a tomb or ruins of a temple. Perhaps just discarded because of her being considered a heretic? 

    Thanks for sharing the video.