World Travel 2013-2014, The Big Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 5 days in Malaysia wandering around Kuala Lumpur 3 days in Singapore 13 days in Thailand split between Phuket and Bangkok 12 days in Cambodia split between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh 49 days in Japan, mostly in Osaka with a week in Tokyo and day trips to Wakayama, Kobe, Koya-san …

World Travel 2013-2014, Greece Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 7 days split into: 3 days in Athens and 4 days in Santorini with a brief stop in Kos on the way to Turkey from 17 May 2014 to 23 May 2014 Favourite part of Greece: Standing on the Acropolis taking a look at the Parthenon and the view of Athens …

World Travel 2013-2014, Salt Overload, Greek Food

What can I say, I was a bit disappointed with Greek food. I was looking forward to plenty of fresh salads and delicious food, and what we got wasn’t quite that. Personally, I found the food in Greece to be a lot more expensive and lower quality than I expected (with a huge amount of …

World Travel 2013-2014, Arriving in Kos

We arrived in Kos around 8am (after catching the ferry at 1 am from Santorini), and then had the remainder of the day to spend in Kos while we waited for our 4:30pm ferry to Bodrum, Turkey. If we had known that there was a 9am ferry, we probably wouldn’t have stayed in Kos until …

World Travel 2013-2014, Black Sands of Perissa

Our final day on Santorini before beginning the trek to Turkey was spent heading out to Perissa Beach on the southern end of the island. The black sand was rather cool to see, and it was nice to go for a walk along the beach before we spending the next 24 hours or so with …

World Travel 2013-2014, Sunset in Santorini

Just a very brief post today with a couple of pictures of the sunset over Fira in Santorini. The colour was rather beautiful, and it was probably the most enjoyable and relaxing part of our stay in Santorini so far! Have to say that the ongoing issues with the accommodation has not made for the …

World Travel 2013-2014, Coastal Town of Fira

Sick, again! Ah the joys of travel. If only we hadn’t had so many issues with the accommodation I suspect Santorini would be a lot more enjoyable for us. As I was feeling pretty sick and fatigued today, we didn’t end up doing much other than going for a brief walk around the town of …

World Travel 2013-2014, Sailing to Santorini

A long day today as we began our transit from Athens to Santorini. Well, not really that tiring I guess as we just had to sit on a boat for 9 hours, but it didn’t help that we were up until 2am actually booking the boat and our accommodation (leaving things to the last minute!). …

World Travel 2013-2014, Exploring the Acropolis

Today was an exciting day. Normally the museums and Acropolis in Athens are closed on a Sunday (which we didn’t realise until we were flying into the country, whoops). Fortunately for us though, we were super lucky and didn’t have to extend our stay in Athens by a day. Why? Because the Sunday we were …

World Travel 2013-2014, First Night in Greece

Well, we’re in Greece! We landed in the afternoon from Milan and ended up crashing pretty much and doing very little with what was left of our first afternoon / evening in Greece. We basically just went for a brief walk and took a look at the area around Artemis Street where we were staying …