Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Ipad in hand we arrived straight from our flight from Cape Town via Dubai at Ikea near Athens airport. It was 4pm. By 9.30 pm and 5 loaded trolleys later, we reached the tills. Upstairs they already switched off the lights. The shop officially closed at 9pm! It then took us another hour to pay, take the big items to the transport department who would take it in the next 2 days to the depot of Delaportes, who would then take it to Ithaka..
We left the shop which was now in total darkness with 2 loaded trolleys( all the small breakable items, and proceeded to stuff it all in our car on a pitch black empty parking lot. By 11o’clock we were finally ready to roll!!
But it was to late now to go all the way to Patra, which was our original plan, so we decided to stay over the night in Athens in our favorite Athens hotel, The Fresh Hotel – www.freshhotel.gr
One more hurdle to overcome , besides negotiating our way trough Athens, was a demonstration on Syntagma square, which was completely blocked off, and it took us another hour to do the last 2km….
Then, finally an ice cold Mythos on the roof top terrace of the hotel, overlooking the Acropolis.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Although to me the renovation seems to be going at a snails pace, the local residents of Ithaka cannot believe at the speed our house is being renovated???????
Saturday, February 26, 2011
October is a beautiful time to visit the Island. The weather is great, there are still some visitors around, but the big rush is overand the locals start unwinding after the busy season ( altough they always seem to be unwound) ...
We were pleasantly surprised on our next visit to see the progress made since our last visit in April.It is beginning october and 6 months of work has been happening??????? More then likely they did most of it in the last month... But look at it, the roof is on, partly, and for the first time we could walk into the house on the 2nd floor to our little balcony. That was worth celebrating!!