British lake beach

Secluded beach, fresh air, but British ‘summer’ temperatures.

Lake District (Cumbria) – 2014

England Lake District beach

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The red building

I wish I had a little Italian pad in there.

Monopoli – 2016

Italy Puglia Monopoli red building

Rowing boats

Pick your favourite shade of blue to go fish your lunch!

Tricase Porto – 2016

Italy Puglia Tricase Porto rowing boats

Hike to Oia – Santorini, Greece

There are many ways to get around Santorini – taxis, buses, vespas, boats – but to access some of the most scenic views, walking is the only way.

After days overindulging in Greek food, we thought it would be a good idea to walk from Grace Hotel to Oia. A good idea it certainly was, just a lot sweatier than we thought.

Santorini Oia hike

So pack your hiking boots, or a good pair of trainers, and follow us!

We started walking from Grace Hotel and headed uphill and north to Imerovigli main square. From there we just followed the flow of tourists and walked along a scenic pebbled alley toward Oia.

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You really can’t get lost as 1) there are plenty of other people doing the same walk, 2) you can see Oia so clearly, you just have to head toward it.

Santorini Oia hike

After a little while we reached Ekklisia Profitis Ilias. You will recognised the little church from the Santorini postcards and guides you see in shops.

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Half way through the hike, we met some new friends, who like us were suffering a bit from the hot temperatures.

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We also made sure to turn around a few time to enjoy the Caldera views and take it all in.

Santorini Oia hike Caldera

After a rather intense hike, we reached Church of Panagia. From there we could finally see our final destination, Oia, almost a stone through away.

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Overall it took us about three hours to go from Imerovigli to Oia. Right on time for lunch!

Santorini Oia hike

Sailing on the lake

Little sail boats waiting for a weekend of fun.

Lake District (Cumbria) – 2014

Lake District sailing boat

Haunted house

Not sure I would want to spend the night here…

Chiang Mai – 2014

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Italian laundry

Laundry days in Italy always seem more joyful than anywhere else.

Locorontodo – 2016

Italy Puglia Locorontodo laundry

Greek sunset

Today’s Thursday-Sunset is brought to you by Santorini.

Little boats sailing, little birds flying, all toward the sun.

Santorini – 2016

Santorini Sunset

Grand Mosque arches

Gold palm trees and enamel flowers, only in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi – 2014

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