Friday, 27 September 2013

Portuguese Custard Tarts

This morning we arrived in Lisbon, Portugal bright and early, so early the sun isn’t even up yet! We head to our hostel and put our bags down for a small siesta in the common room and then are up about 9am or breakie.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Ola Amigo's

So to start off our Spain trip we missed our flights, ended up costing about $3000 Australian dollars for the one flight from Athens to Spain, i mean there had to be some hiccups i was expecting that but did it really have to be a $3000 (insert EFF Word) mistake via Moscow?

Monday, 16 September 2013

Cruise Boatin through Turkey and the Greek Islands

Today Kyle, Lyndal, Ben, Michael, Tim, Pheobe, Daniel, Jess, Adam, Nikki, David, Nicole and I (okay so there is a few of us left) start our three day Turkey & Greek Island Cruise with Louis Cruiselines. We meet our new Contiki tour guide Paola and the rest of our new Contiki group in the morning. We all love Paola from the get go, she is so nice and just one of those people you immediately like.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Greece: Corfu & Athens (aka Crackville)

Today we arrived in Corfu Greece, first thing you notice is the absolutely crystal clear water, pebble stone beaches and tropical atmosphere, everyone on Contiki is relieved to be here! As soon as we arrive at our hotel everyone heads straight to the pool for a beer and Gyros (Yiro’s). Tonight we have a Contiki dinner at a restaurant and the lamb on the spit they serve us is delicious, they also put on a greek dancing and plate smashing show.

Friday, 6 September 2013

In Italia: Venice, Florence, Rome and Pompeii

Our first stop in Italy is Venice, you know the place with the gondola's, water filled canals and pretty narrow cobblestone streets you see on postcards. Well imagine that but packed FULL to the brim of people, like you’re in a crowd at a festival or something and every second shop is a mask store (like masquerade masks). It’s funny I’m starting to realise that all the places I was most looking forward too that looked like the best places in all the pictures are actually not my favourites. Don’t let me make you think I don’t like Venice it’s not bad, it’s just different (stole that saying from Lucian).