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

Views not news

Views not news

General views from out and about with not much news from me. Sun shining, 11 degrees first thing in the morning, rising to 16 or so later, in the shade that is, and calm weather all round. The boats have been coming and going as usual, and our internet connection is bouncing around between 20 and 45 Mb. We had it upgraded to the fibre thing, and it’s meant to be at 50 Mb, I think, but as we’re still on copper wires from the box by the taverna to the house, we don’t get the full amount. However, compared to previously when our 22 Mb came out at 12, and before that when we had ADSL at 3 Mb (or something), it’s perfect. Seventeen years ago when we moved here, we had to use Yianni-Roloi’s café, dial-up, 56 kbps internet for our emails, and could only use it if/when he had paid his bill. How things have changed. Things except these views by Neil, who, like them, remains unspoiled as the years go past.

Neil gosling Symi_21 Neil gosling Symi_19 Neil gosling Symi_16 Neil gosling Symi_09