Tag Archives: The Mani

Wales and Greece: life on the wild side

I first became fascinated by birds of prey when I was a research student and lived with friends in a tiny former lead-mining village in the mountains inland of Aberystwyth.  The closest house was about half a mile away.   The … Continue reading

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Greece by bus

After years of hopping around the Greek islands I decided in 2012 that it was time to take a look at the mainland.   By bus. Interest sparked by reading ‘The Mani’ by WW2 hero Patrick Leigh Fermor, made the wild, … Continue reading

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Symi: high points

Having been identified as the Third Man and knowing he was pursued by Joseph Cotton, Orson Wells took to the labyrinthine sewers with a multiplicity of escape options and made the most memorable Sewer Speech ever.  Unfortunately most Hollywood villains … Continue reading

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Symi, Tilos, The Mani:  rock with an edge!

I was introduced to rock climbing more years ago than I’m prepared to admit, though I will own up to being 13 at the time.  I remember it vividly, not because it was exhilarating but because it was traumatic. It … Continue reading

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Travels in Greece by bus: planning a gorgeous time.

As I rambled on about in the last post on the blog, the first part of the plan for the coming summer in Greece is to spend Easter on Kalymnos, one of the larger islands in the Dodecanese.  Apart from … Continue reading

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