Adriana's Symi - a Greek island diary

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Adriana's Symi - a Greek island diary
Adriana Shum, a South African expat, sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and has been there ever since. The blog has been helping independent travellers enjoy life's simple pleasures on the Greek island of Symi since 1997.
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  • The First Rains! 2 days ago Reflections.  Our first puddles in months!When the torrent comes down the mountain road it brings with it a summer's accumulation of fallen leaves, pine cones and other debris.Time to fit the plastic drop cloths that enable cafes and tavernas to function in all weathers.Bright early morning...
  • The Promise of Rain 5 days ago Yialos on Tuesday morning, as seen from our balcony. There are still lots of yachts around but they are much smaller and the armada of gulets has diminished considerably as the season draws to a close.This does not mean that fouled anchors are a thing of the past. This tangle involved a sailing...
  • Rosy Fingered Dawn 1 week ago A bustling morning in Yialos.  There is a cruise ship lying off Nimborio at the moment and the guests are being brought ashore in the lighters such as the one on the right.Taxi boats heading for the beaches.The downstairs of this building is a carpenter's workshop but upstairs, which was a...
  • The Weather is A-Changing 1 week ago Kokkimides is the second highest peak on Symi after the Vigla and the views from the monastery at the top are spectacular.Ancient stone walls and a shepherd's cottage, high up in the mountains above Symi.The churchyard at Kokkimides.  The church is tiny and accessed through the small door to the...
  • Symi's Style 2 weeks ago The Kastro, Symi's Akropolis, as seen from Pedi bay.  Take away the electricity wires and the beach umbrellas and not much has changes in this scene in centuries.  Symi has a pleasing sense of continuity that is lacking in so many other places.A wider view showing the sprawl of Chorio up the... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Greece Bronze Award!

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04:53 AM November 19, 2012

A brilliant and informative blog about the gorgeous island of Symi, with gorgeous photos and a little info about what has been going on in the week.

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