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    Mediterranean and South Pacific
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  1. BULA! Join us as we walk around and soak in the sights, sounds and smells of the incredible SUVA MARKET, the largest municipal market in the South Pacific located in Suva, Fiji. Considered by many chefs and foodies to be the best market in the world! Not to be missed when you visit SUVA. It is a fantastic place to take in the local atmosphere. We begin upstairs in the colorful and fragrant SPICE MARKET and KAVA MARKET before heading downstairs to the Fruits and Vegetable market. The roots and weighing scales upstairs comprise the widest selection of kava in all of Fiji. Wander around and see the smiling and friendly locals in action as they go about their daily business with an atmosphere buzzing with activity and chatter. Row after row of stalls are laden with produce,, both inside and out. As with most municipal markets in the country, it's beside the bus station and the majority of goods come, along with their owners, fresh from the countryside daily. Throughout the market, the Fijian and Indo-Fijian sellers are generally patient and happy to chat. It is a short stroll from the port. BULA! Filmed 2018 from our South Pacific cruise. Produced by konazotravels
  2. Walk along with us on Rua Santa Maria as we discover the colorful painted doors of Santa Maria Street in Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal. Rua de Santa Maria is one of the oldest and most colourful streets in Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira. It is located in the old town (zona velha), this old cobbled street leads up to the church of Santa Maria Maior, and is wide enough only for pedestrians and is lined with restaurants, cafes and the odd art gallery or two. The narrow street, which dates back to 1430 as a thoroughfare up to the church, has recently become one of Funchal’s most popular tourist attractions after the local council came up with an ingenious initiative in an attempt to revamp the slightly run down and dilapidated area. In 2014, when the “Art of Open Doors” project was started, the street was turned into a public art space, as local artists were invited to ‘move in’ and get to work on over two hundred of the street’s doors. The idea was to create a piece of work that invites people walking along the street into experience something deeper. Filmed November 2019 from our Mediterranean/Transatlantic onboard HAL Koningsdam. Produced by konazotravels with CyberLink PowerDirector 18
  3. https://youtu.be/G0nvuhDw2p8 Join us as we visit the Mercardo dos Lavradores in Funchal , Island of Madeira, Portugal. Located in the heart of old town Funchal, the “Mercado dos Lavradores” (Farmer´s Market) is a covered marketplace that overflows with colour, aroma, sound and tradition. Inaugurated in 1940, the “Mercado dos Lavradores” was built to provide the island´s inhabitants with a central location to buy and sell local products. The main entrance is decorated with hand-painted azulejos (tiles) all displaying regional themes. Also at the main entrance you will find women dressed in the Madeira traditional costume selling flowers. Walking into the market you will find yourself on the first floor where fresh exotic fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs, leather and wicker are sold. You can sample the exotic fruits of the area. Fishhall downstairs ... Further into the market and walking down steps to the ground floor you will stumble into the area where fresh meat and fish such as “peixe espada preta”, tuna, octopus and lapas (mussels) are found along with the very ugly, but very tasty Scabbard fish. From our Mediterranean/Transatlantic cruise on HAL Koningsdam Filmed November 2019 Produced by konazotravels with CyberLink PowerDirector 18
  4. Hi Michelle, The snorkel excursion we took in Raiatea was by Bruno of L'Excursion Bleu. For other South Pacific ports on this cruise, see playlist at 12 ports of call...
  5. You're welcome. You may also enjoy the carriage ride around Malaga that we took before the wine and tapas tour.
  6. Join us and explore MALAGA by a horse drawn carriage from PLAZA DE MARINA. Some of the sights we go past are the ALCAZABA, a Medieval Moorish palace, MALAGA BULL RING, lighthouse, LA MALAGUETA beach, the Botanical Gardens and Paseo del Parque. A fun way to explore Malaga! From our Mediterranean cruise on HAL Koningsdam.
  7. Join us on this small group tour where we experience living like a local. Indulge in some of Spain’s tapas treats at Malaga’s favorite food haunts on a walking tour of the old town. Stroll along the historic streets with a foodie guide, while tasting Spanish wines and learning about Malaga's best culinary treasures. We get off the beaten path and eat like a local while having fun and learning about Malaga’s tapas traditions. Our 3-hour tapas tour takes you to popular spots and introduces you to some hidden treats in Malaga as we journey from a traditional tavern to a modern gourmet restaurant. A fun way to explore Malaga! Filmed November 2019 from our cruise on HAL Koningsdam.
  8. Join us as we explore the picturesque hilltop village of Civita di Bagnoregio, Province of Viterbo in central Italy approx 75 miles from Rome. Civita di Bagnoregio is accessed via a pedestrian bridge from the nearby ticket office in Bagnoregio village. The Porta Santa Maria gateway was built by the Etruscans. Founded in the 7th century, the Romanesque San Donato Church sits in the main square. Civita di Bagnoregio was founded by Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago. The Civita (or City) was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen off the edge of the cliff. By the 16th century, Civita di Bagnoregio was beginning to decline, becoming eclipsed by its former suburb Bagnoregio. At the end of the 17th century, the bishop and the municipal government were forced to move to Bagnoregio because of a major earthquake that accelerated the old town's decline.
  9. From our cruise onboard HAL Koningsdam October 2019. Join us on a picturesque drive along the Amalfi coast with stops along the way to see the vistas and visits to Amalfi, Amari and Ravello villages.
  10. Join us on this tour of the backroads of Sicily where our local guide shows us where to experience the Sicilian life. Our first stop is at THE AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN ZAFFERANA ETNEA. Catania province, Sicily! We then visit 2 wineries before visiting the center of Catania for a short walking tour. The Ottobata di Zafferana, feast of taste and autumn, is divided into 4 thematic Sundays and is dedicated to the typical products of Etna (ex: grapes, wine, mustard, honey, apples, seasonal fruit (prickly pears, pomegranates, walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, pistachios etc.) Etna porcini mushrooms, oil, olives and preserves in oil..numerous stands where it will be possible to taste the typical local sweets (skiers, zeppole, almond pastries, tea leaves, etc.), liqueurs, wines, honey, nougats and caramelized dried fruit, pistachio ice cream and many other goodies from Sicily. The entire route through the historic center is dedicated to the exhibitions of ancient crafts now on the verge of extinction and the visitor is able to stop and admire the work of wood and lava stone sculptors, painters of Sicilian cart banks, embroiderers, wrought iron workers, puppeteers. We missed seeing the various Slow Food events in the square of the Sicilian Region, during which it is possible, through guided tastings , to taste various typical Sicilian dishes. Filmed October 2019 from Mediterranean cruise on HAL Koningsdam
  11. One of the best tours we have ever taken! Join us on a walking tour of PIRAN with its 15th c Venetian Gothic architecture, 14th c Minorite Monastery of St Francis and 12-14th c St George's Cathedral and bell tower. We then drive thru the Istrian countryside surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and farms to a small family winery for tastings. We then stop at our guide Marina's farm, Kmetija Medljan, for a tour and a delicious lunch she prepared for us. Our small group experienced a wonderful day exploring Piran, Slovenia and the countryside and enjoyed the local food especially prepared for us by Marina. Filmed October 2019
  12. One of the best tours we have ever taken! Join us on a walking tour of PIRAN with its 15th c Venetian Gothic architecture, 14th c Minorite Monastery of St Francis and 12-14th c St George's Cathedral and bell tower. We then drive thru the Istrian countryside surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and farms to a small family winery for tastings. We then stop at our guide Marina's farm, Kmetija Medljan, for a tour and a delicious lunch she prepared for us. Our small group experienced a wonderful day exploring Piran, Slovenia and the countryside and enjoyed the local food especially prepared for us by Marina. Filmed October 2019
  13. That was a great cruise ... We are enjoying our Olympus camera and it's great to take pic with underwater. We love cruises in the South Pacific...so relaxing and cruising the Mediterranean with so much to see and do and all the history. Enjoy the videos and enjoy all your travels.
  14. Hi Kiwi Cruiser, I think we were on the same cruise or there is another cc Kiwi Cruiser. We were talking with KiwiCruiser in the showroom about our new red Olympus camera like you had. We were on the Maasdam Oct 2018 for 28 day Polynesian & South Seas Sampler Papeete to Auckland ..I have posted most of the ports on YouTube on my channel, konazotravels and on CC. Hope they bring back fun memories for you. For our travel youtubes, please visit my Youtube CHANNEL at- https://www.youtube.com/c/konazotravels
  15. Thank you... glad you enjoyed the video. We love to cruise the islands of the South Pacific. Sooo relaxing, We went on a great full day excursion with Kevin Ellis that was set up on CruiseCritic by another cruiser. His tours cover alot more than the cruiselines and it cost less, if I remember correctly. His contact email is -- ysnukuhiva@hotmail.com Enjoy your cruise and be sure to bring some bug spray for the Marquesas and spray BEFORE you leave the ship. We took spray with us and didn't use it til we stopped at a lookout and it was too late. And all the bites were really itchy. Safe travels...
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