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Greece 2008

And I'm Back

August 2, 2008 · 0 comments

Rish was asking me yesterday why I hadn’t blogged yet. I got back yesterday morning to Sydney, and then slept for about 4 hours in the middle of the day, just long enough so I didn’t feel sick, but not so long to throw myself out… I still slept 10 hours last night, to get up at a respectable 9am. I think I’m pretty much back into it already.

Met some Germans on the plane, who didn’t know each other.. at times they spoke in German and I tried to follow. One of them will be coming to work here but her job feel through – oops. Hopefully she found her way alright yesterday, I lost her in customs. Along with a “Tulip in a can” that quarantine took :p No surprises there.

Movies on the plane – Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda, 88 Minutes, Live!, and Untraceable. The first two were Dubai-Bangkok, last three Bangkok-Sydney, so I must have been in a strange mood for that flight. Live! was a mockumentary-style thing about a game show based on Russian Roulette, Untraceable had people being murdered and watched online, and 88 minutes was a “you have 88 minutes to live” thing… heh. held my attention though :p

Yeah, there’s plenty of holiday stuff to write about… but I’ll get to that later. I have been uploading more photos, and have gotten up to when Rish left, so about the halfway mark (time-wise – waaay more photos after that!)

There’s a set on Flickr… not all are tagged, titled, or even rotated the right way… but you get the idea.

Okay, I’m off to give Phil and Jenny a slideshow hehe. Yes, I’m dorky.


It's over

July 30, 2008 · 0 comments

I’m back in Athens, hot, tired and exhausted, and I fly out tomorrow for Australia. I still have some exciting things left, like a stopover in Dubai and the flights – unlike the small Aegean airlines plane I was on today which got knocked around by the wind a bit… I don’t really like short flights. Smaller planes means more bumps.. argh.

I’ve had a great 3 weeks, but I think I’m ready to head home. You get that feeling when you’re sitting there, glazed over. heh :)

Photos will probably be up on the weekend :p

News : I have vague tanlines.


I can't get no sleep

July 25, 2008 · 0 comments

But that’s okay. It’s just too hot for me to sleep here… but I’ll doze under a tree on the beach later, and all will be fine :)

Apparently, it’s Friday. So people have told me. So I have less than a week until I’m back home in Newcastle. Plan to spend the next two days here on Paros relaxing on the beach or in the bars… I’m going to try to find someplace to dance tonight, we’ll see if I come across anything.

Sanotori tomorrow afternoon, 3 nights there, then back to Athens then home. Scarily short time left. Time to get off this computer and back into the scorching midday sun :p




Samos to Syros

July 24, 2008 · 0 comments

I like boat rides.

At least in calm weather anyway. Should qualify that :p

I spent most of the nine hour ferry ride out on the back deck. Watching the islands go by, coming in and out of ports, watching it become night time. Looking at the stars, clearing my head, feeling happy.

Also saw the moon rise, an orange glow, over the sea.



Big Day

July 23, 2008 · 0 comments

I survived Turkey, but somehow couldn’t survive getting overtired, and lost it over some of my favourite underwear getting a bit mangled b the washing machine – The sailor set previously mentioned went all grey in the lace, with the straps worse for wear, and my green Mossimo set not very happy in the white parts. Also my hot pink ones that I wore under my pirate outfit *pouts*

Being overtired and female, I cried … of course, obvious reaction.

So, not the best ending to the day.

But got over it by talking to Rish for about 20 minutes at a public payphone, and just getting into the fresh air. Finding being n that little house kinda stifling – it’ hot, smells like mothballs and there’s three women with varying reactions to being tired :p

Turkey was like Greece – Ephesus was good, more ruins, but it made me sick to watch that everyone was putting their hands all over everything and climbing all over things… Markets were… there.. got done cute dipping sauce bowls, and a couple of pashminas…

Still need to source some dinner – but here at 11:30pm, that’s not a problem- the night is still young!

Off to Syros tomorrow…. 9 hours on a ferry *dies*


Got my Swim in

July 22, 2008

Spent the day in Vathy (Samos town)… Not too eventful, though we have sorted out the rest of the trip – well the ferries to Syros, Paros and Santorini, flights back to Athens (instead of a 15 hour ferry ride) and so fourth. And a night’s accommodation in Syros, as we get in at 1am.. […]

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July 20, 2008

We have kittens in the huge pot out the front of our terrace. The were born Friday night, and are sooooo tiny :) Too cute. I would upload a pic of them, and of all the little cats, dogs and ducks that I’ve made friends with since I’m been here, but is it really that […]

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Sun and Samos

July 19, 2008

Currently on the island of Samos – Rish’s family island, home of delicious wines, honeys, olives, and wonderful pebbled beaches, shetered bays to swim in. I’m staying in the town of Kokkari – between the two main ports. Spent the last two days not understanding what people were saying to me, and beig fed by […]

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Difference a Day makes

July 13, 2008

And a good night’s sleep :) And some loving text messages. Oh and people watching over a glass of red wine on a hot summer’s evening outside a cafe in Athens. Shame so many of the hot guys and girls smoke here. Smoking here is just the norm… inside and out. The shopkeepers smoke in […]

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July 12, 2008

Sitting alone in an internet cafe in Athens, I slept terribly last night… I overheat very quickly, and as it’s always over 20 degrees at night here, it’s bound to happen. Especially when you are sharing a room with others who get cold before you’ve even gotten down to a comfortable temperature. Reading emails that […]

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July 10, 2008

Sat on the balcony late yesterday evening, while the others slept, writing in my journal and looking out over the hills and across to the sea. It was cooling down, and it was beautiful. The same views at breakfast time. By myself, time to myself which is nice in itself, eating the fresh Greek yoghurt […]

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