Blogs from Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece, Europe - page 20


Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos January 2nd 2006

I'm on the ferry! I know, you thought from my last entry that I would have been up to something else since I said that I couldn't find accommocation. How wrong you were! Why should I let a pesky thing like having somewhere safe to sleep keep me from seeing an idyllic Greek island? Ok. I agree with that, but I'm doing it anyway. I was up at 6:15am this morning in order to take the Metro back to Pireas. The ferry left on time at 7:35am and is due to arrive in Mykonos at 1:45pm. It's a long journey especially when I've already read all the English language books I brought with me (two) and the other one that I bought in the British bookshop in Vienna. I'm down to impossibly easy crosswords and writing ... read more
The Blue Star Ferry
My first glimpse of Mykonos Town

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos September 9th 2005

I couldn't get up with the fast pace of backpacking and updating this journal. I am now back in the Uk at work, and am getting around to updating it. Where to begin- I love the fact that I woke up everymorning in a new place. The feeling you get after you've conquered a city. The way the city evolves from day to night. Travelling for me is about learning. . It also gives you so much freedom for yourself. YOu do only as much as you want to do- If you miss something it's your own fault. This type of independce is so new to me. I loved every bit of it. Although I am incredibly stubborn you live and learn. Isn't that what life's about? Oh wait you love as well. I could continue ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos September 9th 2005

So After a terrible bus ride from Corfu to Athens which consisted of 2 ferries and one extremely crazy bus driver, (ie passing cars on really curvy moutain roads) I finally got to Athens. I had been told to get out of Athens as soon as possible but I thought that it was pretty cool. Hung out with some pretty cool Aussies and checked out the acropolis. I thought that it was pretty neat except I thought that I was going to be able to walk around inside the actual parthenon but since they are doing work on it ( and have been since 2000) you can't. All and all I was really impressed with the size and in general how good it looked. After that checked out some more of the sights around Athens, namely ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos August 26th 2005

We had to get up really early, like 4.30am for our early departure to head to Mykonos… One of the boys had to sit through the entire breakfast dressed as a girl to for fill his coach dare!! He looked so funny and wasn’t happy about it! We lost one of the guys from NZ, who was on our tour… he went missing last night and we had to leave without him… We all think that he was on some sort of medication that he’d stopped taking as he’d been getting worse for days… That’s the second guy from NZ that I’ve seen this happen to on my trips since I’ve been away… The 5.5 hours we spent on the ferry across to Mykonos was the most boring 5.5hrs of my life!!!! There was absolutely nothing ... read more
Paradise Beach Party
The girls at Paradise Beach
Contiki Resort

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos August 24th 2005

ios was so much fun. went out one night that was crazy and very entertaining, but the rest of the time we stayed at our camping ground, where there was lots of stuff happening anyway. we arrived in mykonos yesterday afternoon after our ferry was delayed - of course, greek style. so far i think i've liked ios the best. great atmosphere and enough people to make it fun and not too crowded. mykonos is much busier and more touristy. we went in to town today, shopping - didn't buy anything though. there are sun lounges here that you have to rent but they are so close together, they use up every spare inch of sand, all the way to the water's edge. if you lay on one, you have someone's feet so close to your ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos August 10th 2005

Matt and I decided to go out alone today to see what else we could explore on Mykonos. We first headed by bus to Paraga beach where we lapped up a magnificent view of the beach from a cool poolside bar. We then hiked our way round the mountains of rock to an amazing aerial view of Paradise beach where we had been yesterday. After that we caught a small boat to super paradise beach were we lay on two banana chairs under an umbrella which came at a price. Later we headed back to the boat and met the others, not before I had a nutella crepe on the way! We all went for a rooftop meal at a nice restaurant (mussels in creamy sauce mmmmmmmmm). ... read more
Matt on boat

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos August 9th 2005

We arrived in Mykonos about 11:30 and went straight across the road to try and get ourselves some wheels (mopeds), but it was not to be. So we headed off by foot to Mykonos town to have some lunch. The service at the restaurant was terrible, we all thought we were getting hot chips with our toasted sandwiches but we got those french fry crisp things. Luke's meal came out a good twenty minutes after the rest of us finished. After that we got the bus to Paradise beach where it was all happening! Doof doof music, bikinis and sweaty bodies to boot! This was where it's at! The beach was just packed with party goers, there was a huge screen on the beach too. We pulled up some banana lounges and had a few drinks ... read more
Big screen

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos July 27th 2005

Hello all, Graeme here, in what will likely be our last (and likely lengthy) travelblog. A few words are needed on Rome before I delve into the insanityy of the Greek Islands. As Jen mentioned, Rome was sweltering, and I found it a bit annoying to walk in such heat given Rome's spartan metro system. The Colosseum was no doubt surreal as was the Vatican. One thing I found weird was how proud Rome seemed of conquering half the world. Surely it wasnt all benign, right? St.Peters Basillica is an impressive peice of architecture, which makes you forget about that little old man who lives above telling people condoms facilitate evil. Seeing the Sistine Chapel, you can only marvel at the fact that one man painted the entire thing(or did he have help?). Anyways, after seeing ... read more

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