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One Flight Down, One To Go

Here we are in Eton at The Crown and Cushion (just a short stroll over the bridge into Windsor with its wedding reminders in all the shop windows) spending the night before our final flight that will take us back … Continue reading

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Corfu Final Impressions: Addendum

I can’t believe I forgot to include this in my Corfu Final Impressions post: Royal Ionian Ginger Ale!! It is fabulous and, if it isn’t imported into the US, it should be. Gingery and slightly lemony, just scrumptiously refreshing.  Tsitsibira … Continue reading

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Final Corfu (Greece) Impressions

Do I ever begin a final reflections or impressions post with something other than the people?  I don’t think so.  And so it is with Corfu (Greece). All of the Corfiots we have met during our 11 days here have … Continue reading

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A Lazy Day Around Peroulades

Very little walking involved today.  Turns out the village of Peroulades has little to offer in the way of distractions. We did find two sort of fly specked shops of sorts and I was able to purchase a couple bags … Continue reading

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Mud flaps or Lips?

Friday, June 22, Villa de Loulia. Yesterday, I awoke for this first time with lips of an almost normal size.  Hooray, thought I, perhaps my strange lips/mouth/tongue issue is beginning to resolve itself.  But, NO, this morning I awoke to … Continue reading

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Corfu: Walking-Day Five

Liapades to Agios Georgios Route info: 14.8 km/6hrs 10mins; total ascent 480 m, total descent 570m. Although yesterday, Thursday, June 21, was just our fifth walking day, by the time we were halfway done if felt as if we had … Continue reading

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Around Liapades

Note that I am not calling today a walking day even though we did walk almost 3 km in the heat and humidity and uphill both ways (well, maybe not that last thing). Very leisurely morning with a breakfast that … Continue reading

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Corfu: Walking-Day Four

Tuesday, June 19: Pelekas to Liapades. Route info: 19.1 km/7 hrs 50 mins; total ascent 590m, total descent 725m. We weren’t scared off by the numbers and we set off about 9:30 a.m. under mostly sunny skies and mostly downhill … Continue reading

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Corfu: Walking-Day Three

Perhaps I shouldn’t give us credit for Monday, June 18th, as a walking day but we are taking a rather liberal approach to “walking” and, so, in it goes! Monday was our second full day in Pelekas at the Hotel … Continue reading

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Corfu: Walking Day Two

Today, Sunday, June 19th, we walked again.  Showery in the morning but after a leisurely breakfast and rest, we headed down our hill, through the village of Pelekas, to Pelekas Beach.  I thought “uphill” was an ugly word.  Turns out … Continue reading

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