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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  • Open for Business 2 days ago One of the two tavernas down in Pedi, now open for business.Taverna cats are a feature of the Greek taverna dining experience, particularly if you are eating fish.Wild greens in abundance for feeding chickens and rabbits.The grass is already running to seed.  In a few weeks all this lush...
  • Kalo Pasca! Happy Easter! 6 days ago Forget chocolate eggs. Greek children receive beautifully decorated candles for the Easter processions.The olive trees are now in full bloom and humming with bees.The iconic oak at Lieni, bursting with spring finery.  Large trees are very rare in this climate and it can take centuries for an oak...
  • Holy Week 1 week ago Free grazing in the Pedi Valley.Profiti Ilias monastery, framed by pink bindweed. According to local tradition, this was originally the site of a temple to Apollo. All that remains of that is a portion of very ancient stone wall below the monastery.A tide of nasturtiums.Calm but overcast....
  • Seasonal Occupations 1 week ago Painting chairs - a seasonal occupation.Symi's iconic clock tower and police station.Down in the Pedi Valley - a pretty patchwork of tiny terraced fields defined by old dry stone walls.There are at least 3 Easter chicks in this photograph, progeny of the free range family that hangs around the skip...
  • Perfect Poppies 2 weeks ago Perfect poppiesLast year's Christmas tree finds a summer home on the Kali Strata.Bee hives in the shade of an oak in the Pedi Valley.  That is Profiti Ilias in the background.Waiting for a new roof in the harbour.The view from my office balcony this morning after the rain.They don't make padlocks... 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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