Sunday, June 22, 2008

Corfu

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:

and 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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Anca You haven't given me your new number what is it can you email it to me? Nice new bikini. Hows life going wish I was there.Paris Hilton lol

Anonymous said...

Hi

Fabulous Pictures Anca, this is just the way Eric likes to see the world through travel programs and other peoples pictures.Cute bikini.

Maybe there is a career for you in photography and you would would make a good Author also.

Looking forward to the next episode.

Justme

Anonymous said...

Hi Anka! Nice bum... oops, i mean bikini... yeah bikini ;-)

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Anonymous said...

Did the girl on the right in the photo of you all lined up on the beach go to a summer camp in california (USA) in the summer of 2000?
She looks exactly like a gitl that went by the alias Starlet.

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Triwi said...

Have no idea about the girl, I only met her on this trip. I can ask, but somehow I doubt she's your Starlet..."tell starlet I do give a damn...lol"

Anonymous said...

Heelo Anca. Far owt it looks lyk your havn an awsum tym, i know i wouldnt be missing the lovly nz winter weather. You could almost gess who this is just by me saying "friggin pony." Ne way gotta go keep havin a gr8 tym.


-Jethro:)