16 July 2015
Hydra (Idra) Nisi, Greece
3 days of no cars, no stress, no pollution on a tiny island called Hydra!
The only method of travel is donkeys and your feet! We never actually used the donkeys, so after walking thousands of stairs that are ultra polished from centuries of use, my legs now feel like are made of steel. The structured chaotic mazes of street are perfect to get lost in, but getting lost you find so much more. Some of the most picturesque weaving winding paths I have ever seen.
The only thing you really loose is time but you discover some amazing scenery.
The area of town is built around a beautiful harbour with some of the most pristine water in the middle. So tempting to rip off all your clothes and jump into the water naked in the centre of town.
Pretty much all houses look so stereotypical Greek pristine white topped off with a orange terracotta roof. The houses are so close to the pathway, you can see straight though into everyone's living space. Not only that the aromas drifting the through the street from the home cooked meals is so tantalising, only to be ruined by the smell of donkey shit.
Then masking the smell of the horse trails you get a whiff of some beautiful flowers that line the streets.
The warm air constantly blows even through the night. There is only a tiny window of daylight, where it is not to hot to go outside and that's right on sunrise and sunset!
Poor Andrea got my flu and spent the whole time sniffling and coughing. Pretty much the worst part about traveling is getting sick, almost every trip it is inevitable getting sick to some degree.
Anyway life goes on! And what a better way to spend having a flu by the ocean basking in the sun!
No matter how much you cover up and lather your self up with sunscreen you will get burned. Those freckles and wrinkles are o so worth it. The ocean water is so unbelievably clear and transparent, I'm certainly thinking hard about the term that Australia has some of the best beaches in the world, there is definitely some competition!