Well here we are 15 months into a pandemic and where most of our lives have changed dramatically. Actually life during lockdown hasn't really been that different for me as I already work from home and am a bit of a recluse - apart from when I'm travelling which I do at least 3 times … Continue reading Travel Blogging Without Travelling – a Dilemma!
The food scene in Mytilene is great! It’s a student town and there are bars, ouzeries and restaurants all through the little streets behind the main drag. Some of the most recommended are already closed for the season but we manage to eat (and drink) really well and quite cheaply both nights (an ouzerie in … Continue reading Too short a time in Lesvos! Guest Blog by Kathy Vichta
Here is another Blast from the Past from July 2001 - a trip that took me to Rhodes, Kalymnos/Telendos, Bodrum, Leros, Nisyros and Tilos. My boyfriend at the time and I took turns in writing a diary entry and this is an excerpt from the Leros part of the trip. Apologies for the low quality … Continue reading For the Love of God Where Can I Buy Some Pegs! Leros – July 2001
I was a late starter when it came to visiting Greece. Having had my first child just days after my nineteenth birthday and then four children by the age of twenty five, travel wasn't on my list of priorities. Some years later I'd become a single parent (through choice) so life was hectic - and … Continue reading Poros, the Octopus Man and Inspirational People – My First Greek Island Solo Trip! April 1993
My last few days on Kalymnos were very relaxed - no bus journey's or trips over to Telendos - just a couple of days spent chilling in and around Myrties. One day I walked to Melitsachas beach and then I had a little amble around Melitsachas Marina on the way back. The rest of the … Continue reading Last Days on Kalymnos and on to Mastichari – then Home.
I knew from previous visits that the bus service is a perfectly adequate way to get around the island. Apostolis had given me a print out of the bus timetable when I arrived at the hotel so I set off early one morning with this clutched in my hot little hand. Here is the link … Continue reading Kalymnos Chora and Emporios by Bus
The man in the rock was calling me so how could I resist? I awake early and head over to the jetty where the water taxi's depart for Telendos. There was just me and another person waiting for the boat and in 10 minutes we were there. My first impression upon arrival after so many … Continue reading Back to the Little Island of Telendos
My arrival on Kalymnos brought me to my fifth week of this particular journey. However, something strange was happening. It crept up on me out of nowhere and it wasn't something that I expected whilst doing the thing that I love in my beloved Greece. Nonetheless, what I initially described as a bit of homesickness, … Continue reading Kalymnos – It’s Good to See You Again!
When I arrived on Leros a few days ago, the taxi had mistakenly taken me to Pandeli. The upside of this was that I got a glimpse of the Leros windmills sitting majestically on top of the hill. Today I'm going to refresh my memory of them from 18 years ago, so this morning I … Continue reading Early Morning Walk to the Leros Windmills
On my second day on Leros I decide to walk to Lakki. Now I do remember Lakki because all those years ago we had to catch our ferry from there to our next destination and I remember it’s very distinctive Italianesque architecture. The bus does go to Lakki but I still haven’t worked out where … Continue reading Over the Hill to Lakki
It is time to leave Arki. My hosts Stami and Niko are still on Patmos so I arrange to pay for my room with Niko’s mama Georgia. She phones Niko to translate. I have 250€ in cash that I put aside as there is no cash machine on the island and no way to make … Continue reading Farewell Arki and on to Leros
After my long walks across the island to Tiganakia Beach and beyond Limnari Beach, I feel it’s only right that I do what I set out to on Arki and that’s relax. I’m not really a beach person – don’t get me wrong I do love a beautiful beach but I struggle to spend all … Continue reading Settling into the Rhythm of Arki