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June 2014

Istanbul, Turkey: Modern culture in a historic city

Adventures Abroad with Lee Abbamonte

Istanbul is one of the most historic and majestic cities in the world. From Romans to Ottomans to Turks, Istanbul and formerly Constantinople has been a true jewel of a city. Istanbul is stunning. Istanbul is in your face. Istanbul can be maddening at times but Istanbul is a treat for the senses and will take your breath away. It is one of my favorite cities in the world.

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Back By Popular Demand: Samaria Gorge Hike

The Azamara Quest was recently in Chania, Crete – home to the beautiful Samaria Gorge National Park. A few guests had an interest in doing a hike there, having heard about a previous hike from Hotel Director Ryszard. A few announcements later, enough guests and crew had signed up for another “AzAmazing” adventure! A big thanks to Ryszard (Hotel Director), Marion (Nurse), Wade (Land Discoveries) and Antonio (Photo Manager) for making it happen.

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From the Black Sea to Bucharest; Romania Has It All

Abroad Lee Abbamonte

 

The Black Sea region in Eastern Europe is fascinating culturally, geographically, politically and architecturally. There are few places in the world with as interesting a modern history. The region may be best known for its beach resorts and political turmoil but there is so much more to this intriguing part of the world. 

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