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The following day we got a bus to Pamukkale and spent a night in a hotel there before visiting Pammukale in the morning. We met some lovely Turkish people at the hotel and found Turkish people to be very friendly and helpful! We had a Turkish mud bath at the hotel which is supposed to be very good for your skin and hair and we all felt lovely and refreshed afterwards. The ...
... contacts so he can emigrate; at the airport bar, helped a Mexican gentleman get the Ouzo recipe palatable; he's been to Auckland, Wellington, driven right round the NI and reckons Matakana reds are the best in the world, assures me we're going to love Santorini. From the Old Adage department: Beware of Greeks Bearing Strange Gifts, and "careful what you wish for" and "silver linings". Flight was only delayed thirty minutes; Car rental went without a hitch; then ...
The next day we arrived on the island of Santorini. Since
Santorini has no large port we had to anchor out in a bay and disembark via
tenderboats. (small boats that hold about 50 people) It was quite an operation,
getting 3800 people off a boat and onto an island. We could see the capital
city (but more like village) of Fira at the top of the steep mountain perched
on the edge of the cliffs. The only ways up were a cable car and a small switch-back-y
... white washed city was perched high up on the cliffs. We took
another tour bus to get up the mountain, up a windy, narrow road with a scary
view down. On the way back, we took a cable car. I never took a donkey. Donkeys
were there just for tourists. There was only one place where you could take
them and there was always a really long line. A few of my friends did it and
they said it was really uncomfortable—especially for this one ...
... So Athens residential areas are basically a heap of apartment blocks, not sprawling areas of houses the way it is at home.
Here's another difference - a 600ml bottle of water costs between 25 and 50 CENTS here! In comparison to the 2 to 3 dollars we pay at home. Only in the traditionally rip off locations like airports etc will you pay over a euro for water. Apparently the locals would probably riot if they were told to pay 2 euro ...