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The Calm before the Island

37.14535 N / 3.45277 E en route to Corfu Island, Greece

We're currently sailing in the Mediterranean Sea on our way to Greece. It will take us two sea days to reach the Island of Corfu on Monday.

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The Mediterranean Sea is a vast and historically significant body of water that has played a crucial role in shaping the cultures, economies, and politics of the surrounding regions for thousands of years. The Mediterranean is bordered by three continents: Europe to the north, Africa to the south, and Asia to the east. It connects to the Atlantic Ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar, where we were yesterday, to the Black Sea through the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits. The sea is known for its temperate climate, stunning coastlines, and crystal-clear waters, which we're enjoying today.

The Mediterranean region is home to a wealth of diverse cultures, languages, and traditions, with a rich history dating back to ancient civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans. Today, the countries bordering the Mediterranean include Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria (which we are currently north of), and Morocco, among others.

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Each of these nations offers unique attractions, from ancient ruins and museums to vibrant cities, picturesque villages, and breathtaking natural landscapes. Some of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean include the French Riviera, the Italian Amalfi Coast, the Greek Islands, and the ancient city of Rome - all of whcih we will be visiting in the upcoming weeks. I hope you'll stay along for "the ride."

Posted by Where2FromHere 10:35

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