OK, I now realise I will have to make this into several episodes, there's just too much to show you. Either that or it's just me getting over-excited about some things, but either way, you will take it and you will like it! :P
In today's episode, an outline of the journey. It took about as long as coming home from NZ, but infinitely more enjoyable.
Crossing the Danube into Bulgaria:
Driving through Bulgaria is rather boring: a looong flat bit of green land, and every once in a while this dusty gas station with grumpy people. However, nature can give you a nice treat even in a dull land like this; that was a truly glorious morning:
And the beautiful morning continued in the mountains of Greece. The thick fog proved to be a blessing, we couldnt actually see just how narrow the roads were and, were we to collapse in the abyss, how steep the way down was:
This is what people look like after a 26 hour long trip. We had caught a glimpse of the sea, which put big grins on our crumpled faces.
First view of the resort and beginning of day 1 of my Greek experience.
We left the bags in our villa, headed straight down to the beach and didnt move till the sun set.
Day 2: cruise with a glass bottom boat. Now if any of you still thought the whole "hairy Greek guys" thing is a myth, look below; it's not!
The lovely hairy skipper took us to an empty beach with incredibly clear and incredibly cold water, where we spent the rest of the day doing this:
When we were all turning blue and shivering violently, it was time for a group picture:
Day 3: lazing around on the beach till sunset. At which time we drank this:
Day 4: visiting Corfu town. This will have to be a whole chapter in itself, but just look how pretty it is!
Day 5: Romania vs Italy on a big TV in a bar. It was just the 6 of us and a Swede supporting Romania. Thanks, wrinkly Swedish dude!
Day 6: discovering another beach with nobody around (except a couple of Italian nudists, but they were harmless). Spent a busy couple of days fishing, building sand castles (despite the grandiose vision in my head, my castle ended up looking more like a birthday cake and got washed away soon after),
and generally being silly:
Day 7: hike through the forest and over cliffs to get to that lonely rock you can see in the picture below.
Found a beautiful lagoon and again had a very busy day fishing, reading, sunbathing and floating aimlessly on that wonderful clear water.
Last sunset on the island and compulsory foot picture, 2 in 1!
Day 8: Journey back on the same scary road. We could see down the slopes this time, I wished for the fog to return and give me some peace of mind.
This is what people look like after a holiday in the sun:
Will return with information on traffic in Corfu, culinary revolutions and byzantine vegetables.