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Symi: coast to coast

There is a certain smug satisfaction in casually dropping into conversation in the taverna over an end-of-trek beer  “I walked across the island today”.  OK, so on a small island like Symi it’s not exactly Wainwright’s 192-mile epic but it … Continue reading

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Symi: to the other side of the island

It isn’t often that I contradict myself so quickly.  Not that I’ve changed my mind, just that I’m putting a different slant on things.  In the last blog I disparaged the old Taoist saying that “the journey is the reward”, … Continue reading

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Symi: a gorgeous walk

Normally I’m obsessive about tidying up behind me.  Food shopping gets put in the cupboard or fridge as soon as I walk in through the door.  Clothes get folded or hung as I take them off.  But I hate unpacking … Continue reading

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From Symi to Kalymnos: from peace and quiet to tranquility

On my one full day on Symi I walked across the island to Agios Vasilios, a bay on the far side with a tiny monastery nestled into the cliffs.  It was always a favourite with my late wife and I … Continue reading

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