Temple of Poseidon

Athens Its 4:40am. Someone’s tapping gently on the door to our room in Oia. No one should be awake at this time . . . No one but us, that is. It’s the bellboy at the door, The concierge had sent him down to hurry us along. He was going to get our bags and…

Porch of the Maidens

Since my series is still on Greece, I can’t help but submit another piece for the weekly challenge on refraction. Evening was fast approaching and we were being hurried out of the Acropolis by ushers and guards. As we were heading out, the setting sun put on a beautiful display behind a cloud and the…

Hooked on the blue domes

Where is it?? We were walking up and the pedestrian path in Oia (pronounced ee-uh) looking for it. We’ve seen it on posters, travel books and postcards. Yup, in fact there it is on a postcard right in front of us. And yet we can’t seem to see it anywhere. As you might have guessed,…

Sailing the caldera in Santorini

(continued from our last post) Look straight ahead. Stare at the horizon. Have some salted peanuts. That last one is a bit dubious but when you are desperate you will try anything, even if it’s from the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. I (Peter) on the other hand have no need of these travel sickness…

I think I’ll be fine

We were in spectacular Santorini. Dreamy cool breezes. Clear skies. Glorious sunshine. To top it off, a dreamy sailboat cruise awaited us. What more could we ask for. Nothing really . . .  except that only applied to 3 of the 4 passengers in the shuttle van. The Husband, in his esteemed brilliance had ignored…

Ikijimi my fish?

Greek food is something we enjoy. (In fact there’s not much in the food category that we don’t). And there are of course plenty of Greek fare on offer in Melbourne but we were looking forward to seeing what Greek food is like in Greece. After leaving Dubrovnik, enroute to Santorini, we had a few…