Olives and Ouzo by swo8 Blues Jazz album Efharisto in iTunes

It was the 16th of October late in the evening and we boarded the ship, Knossos Palace, in the port in Heraklion, Crete. Our destination was the port of Piraeus because we were heading to Athens. It was a beautiful moon lit night and so difficult to sleep. We spent many hours just gazing out the window at the Aegean Sea. When we arrived in Piraeus, the next day, there was a gentle rain. Upon disembarkation we were met by taxis anxiously waiting to take everyone into Athens for a small fortune. Armed with our Lonely Planet we knew that the subway was a five minute walk away. We travel on the cheap, so the subway was our choice. Three stops and we were at our location. The first hotel we planned to stay at was full which was disheartening. Here we were trudging along in the rain with our carryon baggage and no where to stay. Our second choice of accommodation was Hotel Tempi in the Monstiraki area. The locations was perfect. We were within walking distance to all the important historical sites. It was 37 Euros a night for doubles and it included breakfast. It was clean and simple which suited our needs. There was a two inch gap between the door and the floor of our room which gave us quite a surprise one night. A kitten named Cleopatra had squeezed under the door and jump on our bed as we slept. We spent a couple of weeks in this location and took many side trips through out main land Greece. The Greek diet is considered the healthiest of all diets. Of course there were lots of Olives and Ouzo. 3:21 min. 2 MB

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6 thoughts on “Olives and Ouzo by swo8 Blues Jazz album Efharisto in iTunes

  1. You’ve done some serious traveling! Thank you for sharing. i actually don’t like either ouzo OR olives, but I love the idea of ouzo and olives. I lived in Israel for 9 years and no one ever believed I really didn’t like olives. They were always popping them into my mouth, sure that if I would just TRY them, I would love them. I didn’t. I don’t. GARRY loves olives and so does my son and both of them will sit and eat an entire can or jar or them at a single sitting. I love your little memoirs with music šŸ™‚

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    • I’m not a big fan of the Ouzo either but the olives, red and green peppers, red onions and Feta cheese – now that’s another matter. I’m glad you enjoyed the trip with us. Memories are made of this.

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