Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Month: November 2015

Island of Aegina, Greece

Aegina lies just 27km (17 mi) from Athens out in the Saronic Gulf. The island has been inhabited continuously since 3000 BC. To get here is a 40 minute hydrofoil ferry or a 1 hour regular ferry from Piraeus (€4-15). Once on the island, there is public bus service with 3 lines, that leave from and […]

Cruising the Saronic Gulf

“You must be Canadian.” the woman accused me. “Yes. How did you know?” I countered. “Your clothes.” she smiled at me, with a flourish of her hand at what I was wearing. I looked down at my clothes: capris, a fuchsia t-shirt, fuchsia running shoes. Then looked at them: long pants, white down coat, a scarf. […]

Argolis, Greece – Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplion, and Mycenae

The Argolis peninsula separates the Saronic and Argolic Gulfs. It was the seat of power of the Mycenaean empire that ruled Greece from 1600 to 1100 BC. A tour of the region takes us to some of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, including tholos tombs, citadels and ancient theatres. If you’ve read much of my blog, you’ll […]

Santorini, Greece – Storming the Volcano

After a pretty restless sleep due to a hard bed, flat pillows, and rough sheets, we awoke to a beautiful day. We headed over to the main office and made a reservation to sail over to the volcano and hot springs. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful, but his sexist jokes from a bygone […]

Santorini, Greece – Touring the Island

Santorini is the one place we picture more than any other when we think of Greece. The towns built up and along the caldera cliffs, with their blue and white buildings, overlooking the gorgeous blue waters. The island of Santorini lies in the southern end of the Aegean Sea, about 200km (120 mi) southeast of […]

Athens, Greece – the Acropolis and discount grocery stores

This was my first day on my own. Later I would walk up to the Acropolis. But first I needed to go shopping for a small amount of groceries I could fit in our teeny-weeny mini-bar fridge. Grocery Shopping On Google Maps, I could see there were a few grocery stores a few blocks away from […]

Athens – Syntagma, Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum

After spending a month in Athens, I find it a little overwhelming to write about all that we did. But I’ll put one finger in front of the other and start off here, on our first day, wandering through the city, with the Acropolis looming over us from every vantage point. For Harold, this was […]

Leaving Canada

When I was checking my luggage at YVR, the baggage handler started speaking to me, in heavily accented, broken English, “Refugees come live off us – live luxury – not work.” I did a double take, looking over my shoulder for someone else he was speaking to. Me? He’s speaking to me? Why me? Do […]

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