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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Rhodes September 21st 2006

A perturbed Athenian quenched his divulgence. He chose me and filled my carefree mind, causing the strange restlessness of a pilgrim whom sets his first steps upon a long, unending journey. Like Ulysses’ banishment from home by angered Poseidon, I was on another island, the island of Rhodes, and the restlessness came surging in a torrent of tides. Another languid day of exploration had passed when it struck full force, and I was then on the town beach taking my evening bath. The sun was setting, west below the island of Symi and the exotic land of Turkey. And like Ulysses, this restlessness grew, springing forthwith from the churning waters of the directional soul. Passing Rhodes The day had been uneventful; a ferry the evening prior from Karpathos, the sleep and enjoyment in a first of ... read more
Burgeoning Corral
Enter The Fallen Collosus
Practicing Pidgeon

Europe » Greece » South Aegean September 20th 2006

Jeff, at this point I can't upload photos but I may be able to sweet talk the people at the computer place into letting me use the computer for downloading etc, without chargeing me the earth. Nat: I have brought the ticket for the 7am flight CHCH-DN for Tue 10th OCT, I couldn't email you as my E3 account is playing up right now. I get into CHCH on Monday 9th at 2pm. The flight is: Emirates EK 412 from Dubai. Dad, I get into Dunedin at 8am on Tuesday the 10 October!! Julieanne: Hi Babe! Have a look at my blogs on Hvar Island. You will see pictures of my crazy Italians.........and also of a great sunset. Today it is windy and there are big clouds brewing. Pavlos told me they are having rain and ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 20th 2006

More photos from glorious Santorini. These ones are of the 'famous' church at Firostefani. I came here many times hoping to strike some great light. The church is beside Apartments Gabby, a place I was thinking of staying at as it boasts fantastic views over the Caldera. ... read more
Firostefani Church
Firostefani Church
Firostefani Church

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 19th 2006

Although 'blue' is not my official color (they are cardinal and gold), but the quaint Santorini is only best described as 'beautiful' and 'blue', and I have to admit that I even like it. I haven't seen anything bluer than the Mediterranian Sea water, which contrasting the white-washed churches and houses here. Donkey is the main transportation up the hill from our cruise ship to Fira, somewhat the center of Santorini. But we mainly spent our day in Oia, which is quiter and better, in my opinion. Off we go, back to our cruise ship. -Cy... read more
Oia church - second take

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 19th 2006

Ok, so this is now the third time I've typed this, as it keeps deleting what I type. The flight to Milan from Madrid was a disaster. From the zig zagging on the tarmac before we even took off, to the bad pressure in the cabin, to the turbulence, to the fact that they didn't even apologise for being over an hour late, we were mightly sick of easyJet when we got off. Once in Milan, now an hour late, we lost any chance of getting a bench to sleep on, as we had a 7 hour layover until our flight to Athens in the morning. The one bench that was left was uncomfortable. I wasn't going to sleep, but kept nodding off, and Alex and Chez, who were intending to sleep, didn't get much more ... read more

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Europe » Greece » South Aegean September 18th 2006

Here I am at last......WOW, what can I say. If you all thought I was obssesed about Santorini before I left NZ you will be worried to hear that now that I am here I am even more obssesed. So much to say, so little time. Most of it will have to wait I think until I get back home. My expectations were huge for this place and they have been met and then some. I love it immensly. I don't want to come home..........but don't worry Dad I will!! Have met wonderful people at hotel, girls from UK and USA. Have been out hooning around in an open top jeep thing to the famous Red Beach and winery. Dancing the night away on Saturday night. Even got to wear my good Ceroc skirt and shoes ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 17th 2006

Hey all Told you we would write again soon. We have had another busy day. Last night we went out for dinner with the Aussie couple and their daughter. We went to a restaurant where they were holding a greek wedding while waiting for our table we were invited to join the celebrations that were going on. The red wine started flowing and the father of the groom welcomed us all into the party (family). We met the groom and bride and watched on as the dancing took place all around us it was certainly a very special time. When we sat down to order our meal the father of the groom came over and told us that he was paying for everything (our meal, our drinks the lot). This was hospitality that we had never ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 17th 2006

Photos of Fira, the main town in Santorini. I loved Fira and was staying in a villa just outside the town. Some people have written that Fira is overly commercial, sure it is commercial but no more so realistically, than Queenstown in NZ. Santorini is a tourist island, as Queenstown is a tourist town. Get over it! And enjoy everything else it has to offer. There is nothing like sitting back in a comfy chair sipping an ice cold drink with cruisy sounds playing in the background as you take in the wonderful view of the amazing caldera. Fira also has some wonderful churches to photograph, great narrow pathways to walk along exploring and lots of food stands where you can get good gyros (which I lived on, along with the grapes)! It also has some ... read more
Sunset taken from Fira
Amazing Caldera
Cute

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 16th 2006

Photos from the great day/night I had when I went out with 'the girls' I met at my villa. What a blast.... read more
Wine tasting
Dee and Adolfo
Girls in the car

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini September 16th 2006

Sorry for not posting as often as promised. But as we have made it to a truly beautiful place we are kicking back enjoying this terrific place. If you would like to have a look at our second lot of digs go to www.dreamislandhotel.gr yes it does look as good as the brochure. Since our last post we survived our night at Hotel le gatwick and were well and truly on time for our 630am flight to athens. We had another good flight they seat the aircraft depending on how early you checked in and as we checked in the night before we were first on and got a choice of seats. Upon our arrival in Athens we found out the quickest way to the port was by bus. Chris was in charge of purchasing the ... read more




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