Yearly Archives: 2017

Santorini again! again!

May 26 – 28, 2017 –  Santorini, also known by locals as Thira, was less than two hours by fast ferry from Crete.  We arrived late morning and starting exploring, with a walk along the caldera to see the cascading … Continue reading

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Minoans and Mycenans – Crete

May 23 – 25, 2017 — Crete was a quick and easy one hour flight from Kos. We stayed at the Capsis Astoria Heraklion, a great location in the city of Heraklion, Crete’s capital. We were able to walk to … Continue reading

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Primum Non Nocern – Kos

May 20 – 22, 2017  –  Family time – Sara’s sister Kathy and her husband, Brad, arrived for an action packed week, including time in Kos, Crete and Santorini. Both are interested the history of Greece as well as seeing … Continue reading

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Nisiros

May 14 – 17, 2017 — We spent April and early May doing boat projects getting ready for this sailing season, and also did some more exploring around Kos. Kos is slowly coming back to life as the days warm … Continue reading

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Marmaris and Back

April 4 – 7, 2017 — It is a challenge to move between the Greek Islands in the off season and adding Turkey to the mix, as another country, only adds to the challenge.  We have discovered that the summer … Continue reading

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Independence Day in Kos

March 25, 2017 — An important part of our experience in each country to which we have travelled has been to participate, as much as possible, in their cultural and local activities.   Recently we went to the Kos Independence Day … Continue reading

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Athens

March 21 – 22, 2017 — Since we needed to change planes in Athens it was a perfect time to stay a day and see the highlights of Athens.  The metro from Athens airport is a quick way to reach … Continue reading

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Top of the Morning to You

March 16 – 20, 2017 – Leaving Belfast we drove south again (less than two hours to Dublin) to our Air B&B cottage on a farm outside of Dublin.  Arriving in the dark we found the cottage surrounded by animals.  … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland

March 13 – 15, 2017 — March 13th we left Barcelona and flew to Dublin, Ireland to spend the next week, including St. Patrick’s Day.  Our first side trip was to explore Belfast, Northern Ireland.   There was only a sign … Continue reading

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Bilbao

February 17 – 20, 2017 — Bilbao was a huge surprise.  Once a gritty mill city of about 350,000, it is now a blossoming economy. It has become the “in” place to go with new architecturally unique buildings, many along … Continue reading

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