Too short a time in Lesvos! Guest Blog by Kathy Vichta

Too short a time in Lesvos! Guest Blog by Kathy Vichta

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…

Blast from the Past. For the Love of God – Where Can I Buy Some Pegs!  Leros 2001

Blast from the Past. For the Love of God – Where Can I Buy Some Pegs! Leros 2001

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…

Blast from the Past – Poros and the Octopus Man.  My First Greek Island Solo Trip! April 1993

Blast from the Past – Poros and the Octopus Man. My First Greek Island Solo Trip! April 1993

1993 was a strange year.  It was a time of heartbreak and impending change.  I found myself at the proverbial crossroads in love and in life which let’s face it, isn’t always a bad thing. So here I was, considering what to do with my life but I couldn’t get things straight in my head….

A Bit About Greek Door Knockers!

A Bit About Greek Door Knockers!

For many years I’ve had an obsession with photographing doors and windows.  There is something really evocative about an old, ornate door that through it’s peeling layers of paint, shows the patina of time.  It’s not just about the external appearance, it’s the curiosity of what lies beyond, the lives that have been lived in…

Travelling Around Greece on a Budget – How to Live Frugally!

Travelling Around Greece on a Budget – How to Live Frugally!

I never plan my trips too far in advance.  Often they are spur of the moment decisions (driven by depressingly grey UK weather) or the opportunity to take advantage of a cheap flight.  My last trip to Crete and onward around the Dodecanese was neither of these.  The summer of 2018 was probably one of…

Blast from the Past – Chance Encounters on Tilos – July 2001

Blast from the Past – Chance Encounters on Tilos – July 2001

17 years ago, my partner and I kept a travel journal during our trip around the Dodecanese.  This was back in the day when a travel journal meant a notebook and pen rather than a piece of tech.  Each day we took turns to write a summary of our travel experiences. This particular trip took…

Preparations for a Trip to the Peloponnese
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Preparations for a Trip to the Peloponnese

I have a very good feeling about this trip and it has come at exactly the right time.  The pressures of work are beginning to tell and I am desperate for sunshine, good food and all things ‘Joi de vivre’ that beautiful Greece will offer. I am particularly excited about the opportunity to observe the…