Symi Dream

Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

Sunny days

Sunny days

Just realised I didn’t put up anything on the blog yesterday. I think that was because I was adjusting to a new routine which involved going out for a short walk between work and real work. As you can see from the sky in the photos, it was a wonderful morning for it. The rest of the week looks a bit dodgy with a severe storm warning for the Cyclades and Dodecanese from Wednesday evening onwards, so today might be the ‘second and last walk for a while’ chance I get to go for a ramble for a few days.

January 13th_13

I saw that Neil put up a post on the Symi Dream Facebook page recently asking who had booked their holiday to Symi so far, and it is receiving a lot of replies, which is good news. Meanwhile, I read in the Greek news that the government are looking at ways to restrict/limit, etc., tourism on Santorini, which might be an interesting thread to follow. It’s always bugged me that when you see photos of Greece on posters (travel companies, websites etc.), it’s usually of Santorini. Looks like the island has become a victim of its own success with overcrowding in certain places and at certain times. Busloads of people off to see the sunset and only getting to see the back of the person in front, that kind of thing.

January 13th_03

We’re off on holiday in a few weeks (beginning of March), so there won’t be any of this blogging business for that month. This trip’s been planned for over a year now, and we’re looking forward to it. Before then, though, there’s the same old routine to get through each day, plus some fun stuff like a quick morning walk when the weather allows.

January 13th_02