home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

Kioni Village on Ithaca

A birthday treat from one island to another involved a ferry and a coach. Narrow roads curving around tight bends with no barriers. The mountain on one side, the sea on the other. Eyes closed. Stopping for coffee and a stroll beneath shady trees to keep cool. A fishy lunch down by the harbour with skinny feral cats weaving between your legs. Hot, tired and happy at the end of the day.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

46 thoughts on “home thoughts from abroad”

  1. I remember those days! The ultimate Greek moment for me was on Naxos. And AntiParos. And Crete. I could go on… 🙂 🙂
    Finally, sunshine here this morning! Probably nippy but who cares, right now? Get yourself out for that anniversary, woman!

        1. You should do more writing on your blog Sue, you must have some amazing tales to tell. You have travelled to a lot of countries and many off the beaten track.

        2. I’m just lazy, Jude, and I don’t often keep diaries…..but actually, I could tell a tale or two, just a bit skimpy on the details. Thanks for your confidence in me!

        1. I guess. I just think that there is no rush, the gardens and the beaches aren’t going anywhere. But then again I am not getting any younger either!

    1. Thankfully we can travel vicariously on the blogs without even suffering jet-lag or airport security. I know, it’s not quite the same as being there.

    1. If only I could remember faces as well. The OH and I play the game of “I know that face, what was he/she in” when watching TV.

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