donderdag 21 augustus 2014

My Holiday in Greece

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So on Monday night I returned from my 10-day holiday in the beautiful island of Corfu, Greece. Ten days filled to the brim with delicious food, gorgeous views, walks along the beach, visiting castles and forts, swimming in one of the most gorgeous swimming pools I've ever seen and walking through quaint little streets filled with restaurants and cute souvenir shops. It was amazing and I really can't even believe I'm back already. Time flew by so quickly while I was there and I would give anything just to go back.
We stayed in a little, but very beautiful hotel. There were only 40 rooms and just one pool, and there wasn't any animation whatsoever. I actually really liked that! The first few days were spent wandering around all of the little towns and visiting quite a few monuments, like the old and new fort in Corfu town. The last couple of days were spent chilling by the pool and reading a lot. I actually finished reading the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and am now starting to read the second book. It consumed me to the point where I couldn't even think about anything else- when we were climbing one of the forts, I couldn't help but imagine I was walking around King's Landing, haha. I've been obsessed with both the Game of Thrones tv-series and the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, but that's a whole different topic. I might do a blog post on it as soon as I've finished reading the book and watching all the seasons!
Our third day was probably my favourite. We rented a little boat to explore the Northern coast of the island. It was so nice to just lay in the sun whilst being cradled by soft waves, looking at all the beautiful views. I actually even jumped into the ocean once, but immediately came out because not being able to see the bottom of the ocean is something that scares me a lot haha. After a while, we came across a tiny little bay. There where four restaurants on the beach, and you could just boat there and people would tie up the boat for you (I'm so sorry, I don't know the correct English word for this, haha!). We ate in one of those restaurants, which had that typical Greek atmosphere. Both the view and the food where both incredible, and the people were so so friendly and nice. We ate with our feet in the sand, and after we'd finished eating we could just swim into the ocean and lay on the beach for a while. It was the most incredible day and just thinking about it makes me sad to be back home again.

I really love being back home again. I missed my own bed so much, and just the familiarity and even the scents of your own home almost feels as good as relaxing on the beach on an island in the mediterranean. Almost. With a lot of imagination.
Have you been on a holiday this summer?

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