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... we don’t need to say to “cool off”.
This is one of those idyllic get away from it all and relax places. There are way too many restaurants for the number of tourists. However we do notice that people dine later than us so perhaps we don’t see it at its peak. We learnt later that most restaurants close on 10 October.
As we were driving around the island we noticed a number of life jackets abandoned on the ...
... and we were on a mission to look for a place to sleep. We drive into town about 3kms away. We drive too far and kindly some locals following us suggest that we go no further as it gets narrow and impassable. We do a 4 point turn, something that Stephen is well versed in - turning the vehicle in tight spaces. We drive back about 1km and find a park on the water front where we can park for the night and are in bed 10 minutes ...
Our day started earlier than normal.... Because of the heat, Jacques was saying we should head up for the 2-21/2 hour tour the monastery by 9:00a.m. We were about 40 minutes later than his suggested time. Jacques and Marina had supply shopping to do, so it was up to us three to explore without our guides. Marina called a taxi for us. The driver "Mike", spoke difficult to understand English, but became our tour 3-hr. guide, for 35EURO. Mike dropped us ...
... Ephesus. Unbelievable. To think that the majority of what we saw has been painstakingly put together like a jigsaw puzzle. Our guide, Mustafa, was an ex history teacher and he spoke to uses if he was still teaching. He was very well informed and his passion was to be commended. Wonderful couple of hours walking through the ruins. From there we went to a tacky new shopping area were they put on a five minute show for us (Roman, Cleopatra, Gladiators - get the picture??). ...
... Apparently friends of the family often borrowed it and cleaning was obviously not on their agenda. So being a bit of a Hugh Hefner I cleaned the house from top to bottom and discovered by chance that the way to ingratiate yourself with the women of a traditional Greek village is to scrub the doorstep until it shines. Thanks to my cleaning frenzy I became the favorite foreigner out of all the visitors and ex-girlfriends that had stayed there over the years ...
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