Posted by Rainer Brockerhoff (away):
From a small Internet Café in Limassol, Cyprus…

…there’s little time, so I’ll have to be brief. Starting from Savona near Genova (Italy), we passed through Naples – where we visited the digs at Herculanum – then Messina on Sicily and a brief trip to the Etna; then, yesterday, a whole-day trip to the Pyramids in Giza (Egypt).

The weather’s been excellent, and all’s well. There is an Internet connection on the ship, but at the usual abusive pricing (30 Euros per hour), so I won’t use it for now. Hopefully next week I’ll have the opportunity to post more.