Sunday, April 12, 2009

I dream


Santorini


I have wanted to visit Greece for years. Especially Santorini. The villas, the food, the bazooki music - it's so romantic. I have wanted to visit there for so many years, Bill has promised me that if I happen to die before we can go, he will take some of my ashes on a trip, and scatter them in the water.

Hopefully, we'll get to spend a few weeks there some day, and I won't have to wait until I'm dead. If I save for a proper retirement, we'll be staying for a month!

19 comments:

  1. I have never been to Greece either. It always looks so spctacularly beautiful in photos - blue water, white buildings, hot sun, gorgeous people. One day maybe like you.

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  2. Oh me too! The colors and the music! Hope you make it there before you are ashes :-)

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  3. Interesting choice, Kathy. Santorini would be my personal choice for a romantic getaway. In fact, I recently told JustFly that I thought she should go there to relax and let her sore toes heal for a couple weeks.

    I love everything about the Med. The culture, the food, the music and yes, the women. :)

    So, great choice! I share your vision. GMTA!! :-D

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  4. I've never thought about wanting to go to Greece before. But you make it sound nice. I do love Greek food though.

    Thanks for the tip on the website. I'll bet blending your families would definitely present a whole set of it's own challenges!

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  5. Anywhere along the Mediterranean would be an ideal vacation. I hope you get there, Kate.

    Happy Easter!

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  6. I would love to do an archaeology dig there.

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  7. Dreams are something we can look forward to in the future and I hope you get to go their together before Bill takes you on his own!

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  8. Kate I spent 5 days on Santorini a few years ago. I remember opening up the shutters in my room and seeing this massive expanse of azure blue ocean and just crying with the beauty of it all (plus long flight and hadn't seen the sea for 3 years).
    The sunset's were unlike anything I have ever seen before. I was with three girlfriends last time I went, but Tim's right, its the perfect romantic getaway.
    For the best places to stay I can recomend the Smith's website: http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/hotel-search-results
    Enjoy!

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  9. Any place with warm safe water, nice beaches and plenty of sunshine is fine with me.

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  10. well, it sounds like a fantastic place for romancin`. this post reminded me i'd better get on the ball in that department. beautiful pic....

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  11. My greek friends spend a month in Greece Every summer. Of course they love it.

    Rowdy bunch I will confess.

    Bobby

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  12. I LOVED Greece, and Santorini was always an island I wanted to visit! I went to Crete instead as well as Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki... The traditional horepse sirtaki music, people and the food are UNBEATABLE. Like Mr. B said tho, those dudes can party anybody under the table!!

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  13. Rob - that sounds awesome! I'm so jealous...

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  14. Kate, I haven't been yet either, and it's on my list of places to go. Desere, Hein adn the boys are going this year for summer vacation, and while I'd love to go myself, I am leaning towards the Azores for this year.

    If we happen to go, I'll make sure to pick you up something and send it your way.

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  15. It is so beautiful! I would like to go there too.

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  16. I shared this dream once with someone; this place, the stairs, the hotel with rooms carved into the rock...it was a long time ago. Or, at least, it seems so...

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  17. I have dreams of visiting Greece, too. Actually I would love to buy property there (as well as Ireland of course). There's something about the culture and the food and the people that is so appealing! (p.s. it's bazouki)

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  18. you can't go wrong with greece. the people. the food. the culture. the history. many years ago, i had the opportunity to visit santorini, rhodes, and crete. after my trip to turkey last year, i decided to spend a few days in athens. it was swell.

    there's so much to see. i think the best way to visit greece is to take a combination land tour and cruise first as an intro to what the country has to offer and then to go on a second trip on your own a few years later to the places that have impressed you the most.

    if you search the internet, the combination land tour and cruise would cost you around 3,000 in us dollars per person and that includes the air (and the pocket money if you're not a shopaholic).

    time to make plans. who knows? a trip to greece may inspire you to write that first harlequin novel destined to be a bestseller. you have the gift. all you need is a little confidence.

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