Category Archives: Greece 2011

Greece 2011: the hidden Symi and how I became a fasolakia junkie

Another brilliant start to the day with breakfast on the hotel terrace looking down to the harbour as another large cruise ship pulled into to give people their ‘Symi-fix’.  One more thing to tick of the published list of ‘1000 … Continue reading

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Greece 2011: changing my mind on Symi

I woke up with a few aches and pains on Thursday so I thought that a shorter walk than yesterday would be on the cards.  So after what used to be called quaintly ‘the usual offices’ I set out for … Continue reading

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Greece 2011: Symi walk, the old, the dry, the colourful

Tuesday dawned warm and sunny.  So what’s new?!  Only two things really.  I wasn’t around when it dawned,  I was far away in the Land of Nod after a heavy night’s partying.  Well, really just attending the opening evening of … Continue reading

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Greece 2011: I’ve got a ticket to Rhodes … and an attack of the grumps

After giving up on my well-formed but thwarted plan for Sunday I put it into operation on Monday.  Brilliant success!!! To misquote and misinterpret the Beattles’ song, “I’ve got a ticket to Rhodes”.   I got my ferry ticket!!!! I’m a … Continue reading

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Greece 2011: Memories, changes and strange things happening on Symi

I had a good plan for Sunday but it didn’t work out at all.  Not one whit of it.  Did you know that an Amazon Kindle comes with the Oxford English Dictionary so you can check that hazy recollections of … Continue reading

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Greece 2011: Symi, old friends, old haunts.

I spent the morning of my first day on Symi just chilling out, catching up with things I need to do on the internet, and meeting people.  Having spent three months on Symi last year I got to know a … Continue reading

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Greece 2011: and so to Symi …… by the skin of my teeth

I’m now on Symi but I only just made it.  Whenever I think that I have experienced everything that the transport system can throw at me in Greece, there is always something new, something the imagination hasn’t identified as a … Continue reading

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