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... months, the tourist "season" on this island, compared to Patmos and Samos, is extended, from around April to November-ish.
Times of crisis
The other thing that Kalymnians did when the going got tough in the 1950/60's, was they left the island to find work..... and the majority of Kalymnians moved to Australia. And not Sydney or Melbourne. They went to Darwin! I never knew of the huge connection between this beautiful island and my country, let ...
... that comes with being alone. I can sit as long as I want, walk as long as I want, eat when I want, take whatever path I want - even if it wrong. Because the only person my decisions impact are me. And I no longer have that weight of knowing my choices affect another. I am free. Weightless. Finally comfortable in my own skin, on my own.
So, because I am feeling at ease with myself, I decide to do trails #4 and #6 the next day. Trail #4 is from Grikos ...
... grilled, marinated chicken and Mediterranean vegetables for me, fish and Greek salad for Liz.
It is a perfect end to our first day of cruising, sightseeing and dining. Joseph had said that Patmos was the best of the islands we would see and it has certainly cast a spell over us.
(Although wifi is free in most harbourside cafes, upload rates are slow, so there are just ten photos today from the hundreds I took! I'll upload some more when speeds are better.)
... that sold the traditional greek dessert called Loukoumades. They are mini doughnut balls which a sauce made of walnuts and honey (traditionally), but there were other flavours available such as chocolate and cinnamon.
At 9pm we headed back to boat to attend the boats night club! A great (delayed) begging to out Contiki Cruise!
Awoke this morning to see the coast of Turkey appearing through the cabin Window. We docked at Kusadasi, Turkey at 7:00am and disembarked and were bused to the top of Ephesus, an ancient Roman city where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once visited. History don't you love it.
Only about 10% of this city has been uncovered but it truly is a wonder of the world ...