Sunday 27 May 2018

Mosaic Monday # 85 - Efharisto, ikos Dassia, Corfu - you were amazing!

We're back home again after our wonderful trip to the Greek island of Corfu.
On the day of departure our flight was delayed because the plane that was supposed to be waiting for us on the tarmac had been sent on a rescue mission to Turkey to bring back holidaymakers stranded there when their plane was unable to take off.
An hour and a half later we were on our way!
The flight was uneventful and after collecting our luggage we headed out to meet our driver.
During the short journey we couldn't help noticing the many closed businesses and abandoned, partially constructed, building projects and we were saddened to see how badly the downturn in Greece's economy has affected this beautiful island which held such happy memories for us from many years ago.
When we reached the town of Dassia it was obvious that the new ikos Dassia 5* hotel was beginning to bring back pride and prosperity to the area and we received a wonderful welcome from all the staff there.
Weather wise it did rain a little and there were some grey skies but the sun shone through almost all of the time and we soon found ourselves relaxing into a slower pace of life, (slower than la vie quotidienne in Normandy, if you can believe it).
Our plans to hire a car and revisit other areas of the island seemed less important as we lazed in the garden, or by the pool, reading books and sipping cocktails.
Cocktail of choice -  a cheeky retro Pina Colada!
We did stir ourselves in the middle of our stay to spend a day and an evening in old Corfu town - sightseeing, dining out and people watching, three of my favorite things to do.
I have many photographs to sift through and a couple of stories to share but for now a few snapshots of the resort and those wonderful views.

Sunday 6 May 2018

Mosaic Monday # 84 - we're on vacation (almost)

Just one week from now and I'll be on a plane, with the Senior Partner, heading for the Greek island of Corfu. This will be our second visit to Corfu, the first was 39 years ago in 1979!
We love the Greek islands and try to get away to one of them at least once a year,
This time we'll be staying at a brand new hotel, the Ikos Dassia. 
We have stayed at the Ikos Oceania on two previous trips and have high hopes for this new sister hotel.
We'll also be revisiting some of the places we discovered on that first holiday together, all those years ago.
So...............this means that Mosaic Monday will be on vacation for two weeks, returning fresh as a daisy on Monday May 28th.
That's 05/28/18 which in the US is Memorial Day this year.
My head is full of ideas and plans of what we'll see, do and experience, but truth be told we may just sit in the sun by the pool drinking Mojitos and eating wonderful food.

Je reve!