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The Greek Odyssey

Can you imagine living in your dream place?
Our adventure begins, when we decided to give up on our rented apartment and our jobs, so we can move for 3 months, in Greece. We managed to clean the 1-bedroom apartment, where we lived and to be on our way to Corfu, with a packed car, including a TV, frying pan, pots and not to forget, Yoji, our bonsai tree.
After an exhausting 18h drive, we managed to arrive, late in the night, at 11 pm, to our destination, Acharavi. The guest house where we stayed, had a very beautiful rose garden and it was located on the beach, from where you could enjoy the sunsets. Acharavi had everything you wanted, from a bakery, fish store, market, restaurants, bars, etc.

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We started most of the days, with a small walk, down to the village centre, passing by the stores for fresh fish or sea food, for warm bread and for everything that was needed to cook our lunch. After getting back, we used to serve breakfast on the terrace and we drank our coffee on a bench, facing the sea, enjoying the fresh breeze and the beautiful sea waves. During the evenings, we used to relax on the sunbeds, enjoying the sunsets and every once in a while, we used to frequent different taverns, with Greek live music, staying up, until close to midnight. Every weekend, we used to visit different places of the island, while doing snorkelling and other fun activities.

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Along with these wonderful places, the delicious food and great music, we were impressed by the warmth of the people, which were genuinely friendly and hospitable, making you feel as one of their own.
Having lived for 3 months in Corfu, we can conclude, that it has become our 2nd home and we dream to return in the shortcoming future.
By Diana & Alex D. (Summer 2016)

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Cum ar fi sa traiesti intr-un loc unde chiar iti place cu adevarat?

Aventura noastra incepe cand am ales sa renuntam la chirie, la joburile noastre pentru a ne muta pentru 3 luni, unde altundeva decat in … Grecia? Am reusit sa eliberam garsoniera in care locuiam si sa plecam spre insula Corfu cu o masina plina ochi, care continea de la televizor, pana la tigai, oale si nelipsit peste tot, bonsaiul nostru Yoji.

Dupa un drum destul de lung de 18 ore, am reusit sa ajungem seara tarziu, la ora 11 la destinatie, statiunea Acharavi. Pensiunea la care eram cazati avea o frumoasa gradina cu trandafiri si era situata exact pe plaja, de unde puteam admira in fiecare seara apusul. Acharavi dispunea de tot ce aveai nevoie, de la brutarie la pescarie, marketuri, restaurante, baruri.

Majoritatea zilelor le incepeam cu o plimbare pe jos pana in centrul statiunii, unde treceam pe la pescarie pentru peste, fructe de mare proaspete, pe la brutarie pentru paine calda si pe la market pentru a cumpara ce ne mai trebuia pentru a gati masa de pranz. Dupa ce ajungeam acasa, serveam pe terasa micul dejun si ne beam cafeaua pe o bancuta, exact pe marginea plajei, bucurandu-ne ca 2 copii de briza si de valurile marii.

Serile ni le petreceam relaxandu-ne pe sezlong, la asfintit, iar de cateva ori pe saptamana, obisnuiam sa mergem in diferite taverne unde se canta muzica greceasca live si sa ne relaxam pana aproape de miezul noptii. In timpul weekendurilor, obisnuiam sa vizitam diferite locuri de pe insula, practicand snorkelling si alte activitati deconectante.

Pe langa aceste locuri minunate, mancarea delicioasa si muzica frumoasa, am ramas impresionati de caldura oamenilor, care erau foarte ospitalieri si prietenosi.

Dupa aceste minunate 3 luni, putem spune ca insula Corfu, a devenit a doua noastra casa si speram sa ne reintoarcem cat mai curand.

By Diana & Alex D. (Summer 2016)

 

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