Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A day in the life.

So today we are in Thira, Santorini, Greece and loving it.
The sun is out, the weather is beautifully warm and we packed for a mini winter of course. I will have to de-layer a bit and suffer the consequences of all those stares. I forget I am now 61 and people don't look so much at me now anyhow!
We arrived yesterday and ventured in to town to check it all out.
I might add that I haven't felt much like blogging over the past few days as I have been feeling a little under the weather as a consequence of my head cold acquired on this journey to the other side of the world. Going to a pharmacy yesterday in Thira enlightened me to more natural therapies as the pharmacist did not want me to have any chemical remedies given the medication I am already taking, so it was a saline washout that did the trick last night and this morning.
After feeling like I was underwater all last evening, it was great to wake up to normal hearing again today so it must have worked.
I tell you, I was a bundle of misery on the plane as we came in for landing but hopefully that's all behind me now and I can get on with enjoying the holiday again.
So, back to Thira and its cars, bikes and quad bikes. One has to be mindful when walking up the road as everyone has right of way here and in some places there is not so much footpath, just people dodging between cars to make it safely to their destination.
Thira is a bit like Thailand, only the people are more gracious and welcoming. They speak of their global crisis quite matter-of-fact and we can tell many are doing it tough. There are many shops that are closed unfortunately as a consequence of the country's finances being in disarray but there are still plenty who have remained open to encourage us to spend a little here and there.
The town of Thira itself is quite hilly. It is mainly cobblestones underfoot and many many tourist walking around.
The surrounding scenery is magnificent with islands in the distance and clear blue water in between that Kez is itching to swim in. Hopefully tomorrow we will go on a cruise that incorporates the local volcano, hot thermal springs and a sunset to die for.  
Loving the life!!!

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