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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini » Fira April 1st 2020

From Scott Laird of Travel Pulse: "Sometimes I feel like my urge to keep traveling has a documentary quality. There’s something romantic about the correspondents who rushed into the fires to chronicle them, like Ernest Hemingway commandeering a military Jeep to be the first American civilian into Paris in 1944 to “liberate” the bar at The Ritz Hotel. In Mexico, among tourists from the north, it’s as though everyone is taking pains not to discuss the elephant in the room, and that’s the snapshot I’m after."I am home, both by choice, and not! I cancelled a trip to Buenos Aires in late February, even before the Covid epidemic. Some how, I knew before the clown in the White House. How does that happen? Gee whiz, Lois, if I knew to cancel, should not ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean December 2nd 2019

2019 11 Rhodes Island, Greece 11-11-2019 Rhodes Island, Greece Rhodes la dao lon nhat cua Greece rong 1,400km2 co 115 ngan dan song tai day. Rhodes noi tieng nho co Colossus Of Rhodes one of 7 wonders of Ancient World. The Medieval Old town la Unesco site. The US state of Rhodes island duoc dat ten theo dao nay. 79km long va 38km wide. Du thuyen den port Mandraki dao Rhodes luc 8AM. Vi du thuyen daub en canh Colossus nen toi di den colossus de dang. Colossus duoc xay vao the ky 14. Voi Grand mastrers palacechua dung French va Venetian Furnirure voi floor mosaics. Noi day dung nhu la Portess duoi thoi ky chien tranh va noi cu ngu cua cac anh hung trong thoi binh, Avenue of Knights la noi cu ngu cua ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Kos October 7th 2019

As we had been anchoring out quite a few nights in a row and our next stop was going to be the last one in Greece before heading to Turkey we thought we’d book into the marina in Kos. We made contact with them to make a reservation and found out that we could stay at the marina on Thursday night, and would have to move out the next day as they fill up with the bareboat charter boats that return after being on their week’s vacation. With what we were seeing in weather predictions we figured we might have to stay a few days. We wondered if it was worth going to the marina, but decided that it would be nice to get a “Hollywood” shower and get a chance to wash the boat down. ... read more
On Our Way to the Island of Kos
Standing in Greece, Looking Over at Turkey
A One Night Stay in the Kos Marina

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Syros October 2nd 2019

We left Itea at 6:55 AM on September 25th with 2’ waves and clear skies as we were headed to the Corinth Canal today. You must call the canal authorities when you are near the entrance in order to find out when you will be given permission to go through the canal. This is due to the fact that there is only one way traffic allowed. With not knowing how long we would have to wait for permission we wanted to leave early enough to give ourselves a buffer of time to make the passage as well as find an anchorage for the night once we were through the canal. We had an uneventful trip to the canal entrance, although it was a little bit “rocky” as the waves continued to build and they seemed to ... read more
Taking the "Red" Route to the Corinth Canal
The Canal Entrance From the West
Notice the Height of the Walls of the Corinth Canal

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos September 14th 2019

My apologies to all my friends who think I have “un-friended” them due to non-receipt of my travel blog. Unfortunately for you (but fortunately for me) I have been too busy on holiday to actually sit down and write a witty blurb. That and the severe lack of affordable Wi-Fi on the cruise are to blame. Finally I can update you on our travels… So the normal check in fiasco happened in the security screening area of Sydney Airport. I checked the limit of fluids for check in baggage and thought common sense would prevail. But alas, no, the very stern man in a uniform wagged his finger at me and showed me my brand new $12 Sensodine toothpaste and said “over the limit!” Wait, what? By 10 mls. Can you believe it? 10 lousy mls. ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos July 22nd 2019

Back to the rocky ferry trip that I was supposed to write my Santorini blog on. I had to endure two hours on this ferry feeling as crook as a dog! Is that Australian enough for you? I shut my eyes the other way and talked my way through the nausea and prayed to God to get me to Milos without losing my lunch and setting the other passengers off like a row of dominos purging into the paper vomit bags. As He normally does, He gave me the strength to arrive on land in Milos without throwing up. It took about an hour to feel normal again just in time for hotel check in. I arrived in the port of Adamas- Milos and took a taxi to the town Pollonia. I noticed immediately, well felt ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini July 19th 2019

Sorry for the delayed travel blog. I planned on writing about Santorini when I departed the island and was on the ferry to Milos, however, a great lesson learnt from travelling is, you can’t plan everything, you have to go with the flow. With the flow I did go! The winds were very strong the day I left and the ferry company I went with was called Seajets. That was exactly was it was a simple jet on the sea, nothing like the cruise liner I caught to Mykonos or to Santorini from Naxos with Blue Star. Side note for a moment, now the cat is out of the bag my two friends I met up with in Mykonos got engaged the day before I met them. When they told me, I cried with happiness! How ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Naxos July 11th 2019

I need to rewind back a few days, I wrote a blog two nights ago and it didn’t save! I left you last with the question as to go back to Spiros for dinner or try the hyped-up restaurant ‘Giannoulis’ that always had a line of hungry tourists awaiting its dishes. I walk into Prokopios and ‘Giannoulis’ didn’t have a line around it yet. I was a little early for dinner, it was only 7pm. Dinner buzz starts closer to 8pm in Greece as sunset isn’t until 9:30. I took this as a sign that I should try ‘. ‘Giannoulis’. I should have gone with my gut-literally. Spiros was a better restaurant! Don’t get me wrong ‘Giannoulis’ was nice but definitely not worth the long wait that I could observe half way through my meal. I ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Naxos July 6th 2019

I was born to travel and as a result I work to travel. I never thought about writing a travel blog until I was encouraged by a dear friend who is also a fellow wonder-luster and travel blogger. So here I go!!!! My trip will entail 11 nights exploring some of the Greece’s most beautiful Cycladic Islands. I flew from Sydney to Singapore where I had a seven hour stopover before flying to Athens then one last flight to the Island of Naxos. I would recommend doing a city tour of Singapore as your allowed to leave the airport but I arrived at 7 pm and the last tour leaves at 6:30p, damn! I have spent the day in Singapore before so I wasn’t that upset, but it would have been a great way to kill ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean May 31st 2019

Greece: a few Islands We had started out booking accommodation on two islands in the Dodecanese (group), but finished visiting seven; Rhodes, Symi, Tilos, Nisyros, Kos, Kalymnos and Astypalia. After the hectic pace that was our journey through the Middle East and Turkey, this was our ‘wind down’ period. As always, if you want to see the picture in a larger size, just click on it. Day 1 - Sunday May 26; arrival Rhodes We’d scheduled two accommodation destinations in Rhodes, the ‘capital’ Rhodes Town and Lindos. Having an (international) airport that allowed us to arrive from Turkey, we weren’t quite prepared for what we discovered. After where we’d been, the airport was very low key and laid back. The (public) bus to Rhodes Town took abou... read more
Moat - Rhodes Old Town Bastion
Rhodes Old Town Parapet
Rhodes Old Town - Pretty Lane




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