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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos January 15th 2009

Wednesday, 14th January, 2009. We went to the reception at about eight o'clock, did some surfing and had some drinks. It was pretty windy, so we didn't venture out. We bought some crisps the other day and ate them in the room. Thursday, 15th January, 2009. A bright start to the day. Still a little windy. I keep forgetting to mention that next door to the Hotel is some form of Military building, and every morning we have heard reveille at eight o'clock. Pat went down to breakfast and I joined her shortly after. We were heading for Kardemena today, and set off at ten o'clock. The drive was straightforward, there is one main road that runs down the spine of the Island and everything goes left or right, until you reach the bottom. The barman ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos January 14th 2009

Tuesday, 13th January, 2009. We went to the reception downstairs and had some drinks and coffee, while updating the blog. We went for a short walk in the town and got some more pastries. We were not overly hungry after having a really good late lunch. We returned to the room and ate the pastries, which were delicious. We don't have pastry shops at home like they have here. Wednesday, 14th January, 2009. The weather is overcast. 16 weeks traveling. Pat went down to breakfast, I stayed in bed. A tour of the Island was on the cards for today. We left the hotel about ten, and headed off. The road took us past Tigaki, Marmari, and the airport. Then heading South we stopped off at Lagada beach and watched the waves rolling in. The car ... read more
Chohylariou Bay

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos January 13th 2009

Monday, 12th January, 2009. We went to the reception area at eight thirty and ordered some drinks and coffee. We connected to the internet and updated the blog. After this we went for a short stroll in the vicinity. We bought some pastries and went back the hotel. The town was quiet. We ate the pastries when we got back and then retired for the evening. Tuesday, 13th January, 2009. A bright start to the day, a little cloudy and windy. Pat went down for breakfast and for a change I joined her after a little while, I had bacon and eggs, Pat just had some rolls. We decided to walk along the front and walked up to the Marina, which is about tqo kilometers to make a guess. We went into the Marina and had ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos January 12th 2009

Sunday, 11th January, 2009, continued. Spoke to our families this morning. All is well at home, apparently pretty cold and a heavy frost last night. We settled in one of the bars and the ship left at three o'clock. As we left Piraeus and went out to sea, we could see a large number of various types of vessels, that were just anchored. I had seen something recently about the global economy having an effect on Greek Shipping and that ships were currently laid up, so I assume these were they. The ship's wireless internet service time was purchased through the tills and it didn't seem to be working. I noticed when I had a look at wireless network, that the provider was the same as on Anek Lines and I had a little time left, ... read more
Kos Town
Kos Town
Kos Town

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos October 30th 2007

Second go-round... Back on Kalymnos. Two weeks of climbing, three rest days, swollen fingers, fire in my muscles, and David Sharpe! Beautiful People My new friend Shay Har-noy lives in America, but we ended up crossing paths in Israel. I was telling him how one of the things I love about climbing is all the hot men with their tops off. He exclaimed, "I know! You would think other women would have caught on by now! Even men who are in their forties with kids will still have six-packs." Dave Sharpe drew my attention to the obvious. Women who climb are in good shape, and he is happy to watch them, as I love to admire the men. Step Up As I have previously mentioned, lessons learned in climbing will translate into real life. Sometimes ther ... read more
Dave Climbing
Flo, Dave, Joni and Eva

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos September 10th 2007

Kalymnos, Greece is Paradise. Plain and simple. The weather is perfect. The climbing is amazing. The water is crystal clear. The food is delicious. You wake up in the morning, and you take the scooter over to the climbing sector. You hike about 15-20 minutes, and voila. Many climbs, at many levels, and some with beautiful stalagtites. Around 2pm, the sun comes out and so by now you are ready to head to the beach. You hike down, change into your swim suit, and head for the water. You cool off in the water, lay by the beach, grab some food, and whatever else you want to do. Rest and repeat. With all this paradise, one might wonder, Why in the Hell did I book a ticket to Israel?? Well, I have a friend I ... read more
belaying in Greece
Turkish Castle

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos August 26th 2007

Good Day, Kalymnos, Greece! I arrived in Athens and took a good look at the fabulous architecture sites there. The next day I came into Kalymnos and just happened to walk into the exact week of the International Dive Festival of Kalymnos. This means that I get to dive for the next two weeks FOR FREE. Sponges Okay, let's back up. Kalymnos is famous for their sponges. The problem is that for the last 25 years, the mayors of the small island didnt promote tourism, they promoted the destruction of the natural wildlife -sponges - because foreigners wanted them (the world demand is 6 times more than the supply), and therefore it brought in a lot of foreign revenue. Infact, 70 percent of the islands revenue came from sponges. Somewhere along the way a disease ... read more
swimming in Kalymnos
Biker Babe.

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos August 23rd 2007

Hi Everyone, First we are sorry about the lack of photos, but no decent connection available to upload. We spent our last night in Athens in a roof top restuarant overlooking the Parthenon, which is lit up at nights, very atmospheric! Next day, 09/08/07 spent the morning packing before Vageli took us to Piraeus Harbour to catch our ferry the Anthea Marina. We had mananged to secure a cabin for the 10hr journey complete with bunk beds and a bathroom. The ferry was a ex channel crossing ferry and still had all the detailed maps of the UK and France up plus signs for duty free everywhere, very strange! We got a good nights sleep and arrived at Leros at 5am and after a quick taxi ride arrived at our new home at pantelli a small ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos August 18th 2007

Here are out exciting food adventures on this Island of Kos, Greece. The port city has a large Castle in the entrance of it. When we arrived in the wee hours of morning, the young people were just going home (6 am) Did we ever enjoy our stay at this island for one whole week. We stayed 10 minutes out of the main town and travelled back and forth by a full bus each time. Many Germans travel here and most often rent bikes to travel back and forth to town. We had a beautiful place along the sea and could see the cities of Turkey across the sea. We travelled everywhere on this island and am sure we saw way more then most. It was so exciting. Enjoy what you see and think of ... read more
My choice
Myrna & Arlene's choice
Ferry to Kos

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos August 15th 2007

Even more pics enjoy all the beauty and fun we had along the way... read more
A big smile

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