Monthly Archives: July 2011

Amorgos: a few more surprises

Monday and my last day in Chora.  Tomorrow I move to a hotel at the other end of the island in Eghiani.  I will be sorry to leave.  Chora is a comfortable place and I have come to feel comfortable … Continue reading

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Amorgos: Greek hospitality

I struggled into the world again this morning locked into the short term automatic reactions to cope with life before the day begins.  Caffeine is a great gift.  But how did people find out what to do with the beans … Continue reading

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Amorgos: back to The Old Way

Saturday morning and, despite early morning lethargy and the blues, I was still buzzing after yesterday.  Spent a bit of time writing it up for the blog and then a snap decision mid-morning to walk to Eghiali at the other … Continue reading

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Amorgos: the ups and downs continued – on a high at the top of Chora

Having got back to Chora after a thoroughly enjoyable walk I cleaned up a bit, washed my sweaty clothes and hung them out to dry in the ferocious wind and strong sunshine.  They had nearly dried before I finished pegging … Continue reading

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Amorgos: the ups and downs

This is a Blog in Two Parts I have to admit to having been a bit down in the mouth recently, especially first thing in the mornings.  I suppose it has been compounded by the fact that I have been … Continue reading

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Amorgos: coastal clichés

Thursday and I turned my back on the mountains and went the other way.  I decided to head for the Katapola, the main harbour, by following Footpath No. 2 in ‘Footpaths of cultural and historical interest’.   And a very good … Continue reading

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Amorgos: in search of peace and quiet

Change of breakfasting habits on Wednesday.  I had found another taverna with WiFi and a roof balcony.  It also served breakfasts but only from 09.00.  So I decided to do things in the room first and then go to have … Continue reading

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Amorgos: High places

Inertia led me to have breakfast in the same place again on Tuesday.  Main advantage is that it’s so close and opens at 07.30 whereas other breakfast places I have enquired at don’t open until 09.00. The walk I planned … Continue reading

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Amorgos: The Old Way

It seems that the world wakes up earlier on Mondays than Sundays with the result that there were more places open for breakfast when I staggered out in search of caffeine at 08.00.  For the first time in a very … Continue reading

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Amorgos: a new place, apprehension and anticipation

It’s strange arriving somewhere and knowing virtually nothing about it.  I had only a vague outline of what Amorgos is like or what I would do while I’m here.  I suppose because I’m on my own I find myself musing … Continue reading

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