I escaped the chill of Scotland and hopped across Europe to Corfu island. This is not the first time I am visiting this beautiful Greek island; last time I was here I was staying at the gorgeous Marbella Hotel near Benitses (I cannot believe it’s been four years since, it feels like it was yesterday!), but this time I am visiting my sister’s in Agios Georgios, a picturesque, fish village in the southwest side of the island which will be my base while exploring the island. Lif
I took a direct flight from Edinburgh airport and found myself in Corfu airport, where my sister and her boyfriend were waiting for me, in under 3.5 hours. The magic of aviation! As it was already late at night when I made it here, we went straight into bed and woke up early today to catch up on all our news. It’s been exactly 10 months since the last time I saw my sister so there’s much to be told – you know the kind of things WhatsApp conversation are not enough to cover. Life in Co
rfuThis morning, we had just enough time to slurp down a couple of freshly squeezed orange juices and munch on some croissants before heading west of the island for some exploring. There is a hill that provides a 180° view of the sea – the beach stretches miles away from anyone else and it feels perfect in its seclusion.
I got a new Olympus camera last week – so I am on a mission to take quite as many pictures as I can, not only I want to thoroughly document this sister’s trip on the blog, but also was I want to snap and share as much as I can while having this beauty of a camera in my hands.
Avid sunbathers and sun worshippers, much of our time was spent under the sunlight, staring at the deep blue sky (a colour I’ve missed so much), and only skittered across to get some cold water when the temperature was too much to handle.
One of the very first things you notice once down the beach is the glowing, blue waters! It writhes and moves in every shade of blue you could possibly imagine and almost looks unreal. Life in Corfu
Armed with suncream and sandwiches, we wove our way through palm trees until we reached sea puddles where we sat and dipped our feet looking small fish playing around us. We sat there for a while, enjoying our al fresco lunch and played the ‘guess how much this jaw dropping estate across the beach would cost’ game.
Content to spend some time together after all this time, all while listening to the gentle waves and occasional seagull travellers, we got my notebook out and made a list of all the things we want to do the upcoming days. Life in Corfu
From photographing tides, to drinking freshly squeezed orange juices everyday and to meeting more of the ‘locals’ (all Brits who have sold their fortunes and have moved in the island permanently), we got it all written down and now we have a plan that suits us perfectly!
I also promised to blog every day, not one to miss a chance to take a picture and more now that I have my own, personal photographer, captain Ioanna! Life in Corfu
More adventures tomorrow..