Arrival on Lemnos – the Golden Island!

Arrival on Lemnos – the Golden Island!

The flight to Lemnos was a pleasant 45 minutes. For such a short flight I’m amazed that they still give out a little snack, a bottle of water and a lemon scented hand wipe. I’ve been on longer bus journeys – imagine getting a bag of peanuts and a drink on the Number 42 to…

An Impromptu Visit to Edipsos Thermal Spa

An Impromptu Visit to Edipsos Thermal Spa

The morning after the launch event at breakfast, a small group of people staying at the same hotel gathered for breakfast. The simple breakfast of bread, cheese and ham and a little slice of cake was very welcome after a night of merriment – or should I say drinking! We all agreed that there was…

Celebrating the Launch of a Parthenon in Pefki!

Celebrating the Launch of a Parthenon in Pefki!

Day 3 on Pefki was quiet and with all the craziness that had happened before flying out, I was still trying to acclimatise to a slower pace of life. I’d decided that today was going to be a nice restful beach day. Breakfast at the Myrtia Hotel is basic. After taking a seat under the…

Initial Explorations of Pefki

Initial Explorations of Pefki

I am staying at the Myrtia Hotel which is well located for all of Pefki’s amenities. It is a cheap and cheerful option that includes a simple breakfast of ham, cheese, bread, cake, orange juice and tea or coffee. It is located on the front row of properties backing the beach. Like other accommodations along…

Northern Aegean Trip Ahead – But With A Little Scheduled Detour!

Northern Aegean Trip Ahead – But With A Little Scheduled Detour!

Well of course when beloved author and friend Peter Barber and the beautiful Alex put out an invitation to their book launch in Pefki – I was definitely going to go. I would fit it into my itinerary by hook or by crook! Yesterday I caught the bus from Liosion Bus Station just outside central…

Manchester to Athens – Take 2!

Manchester to Athens – Take 2!

I left Manchester on a typically grey and dark, dank day.  Apart from its two football teams, it’s what the city is known for.  That’s why cotton weaving mills were once so prevalent in the area – perfect humid and damp conditions.  Shortly after boarding the Aegean Airline Airbus A320, we taxied out onto the…

2023 Solo Trip – Take Two!

2023 Solo Trip – Take Two!

So, this year’s solo trip didn’t start as I’d hoped. After setting my alarm for 0315 and making sure that my lift to the airport was also awake, I arrived at Manchester Airport shortly after 0400 – an ungodly hour to be functioning on all cylinders. The day before there had already been broadcasts on…