Travel Blogs from Naxos
... Thailand and started this blog thing, and have captured the thousands of beautiful photos that make this blog so remarkable. Because of that, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten dear friend.
RIP- CASIO EXILIM 2009-2014
Now home for a few days to finish up some major dissertation work. Then heading on a hike to the Dolomites! Praise God the benevolent giver! Thanks for reading.
... of brutal tyrants. Those of you who know your Greek history will remember that the word tyrant actually comes from Greek. The tyrants who ruled Athens in the lead-up to their democratic period were demonized post-mortem, therefore giving the word its negative connotation. The tyrant Lygdamis, who ruled over Naxos, was actually good friends with Peisistratos, the first tyrant of Athens after whom the term was coined.
But tyranny, in ancient Greece at ...
... at the bawdy statues and calendars for sale in the souvenir shops in town, it seems things haven't changed much since then.
During the Renaissance many of the Cycladic islands were actually part of the Venetian Empire, giving them a distinct Venetian flare. Following that period they seem to have been ignored by history, and faded into anonymity and poverty until a tourist boom in the 1970's got the economy moving again. Now a world ...
... a significantly different wind and sea state; waves of 2 meters and wind gusts up to 7 B.
As the conditions were rather unpleasant we decided to motor to the closest protected bay. We followed s/v Onset with Bill at the helm. He had sailed this waters before and he guided us around and between a few small rocks to a protected anchorage. We dropped anchor at 12:30 behind Wave Runner, who had left early ...
... her, but, then thinking about it I don`t understand her either!
Lianna comes over and gives us some zucchini cake, very good of her.
I had brought over two of my precious buses from my exclusive first editions and we give one to young Henry who is the son of one of the maids. He quite rightly is overjoyed to receive this collectors item. Jean thinks I am sad. For the second year running she has forgotten to pack my ...