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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  • Holy Week 3 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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...
  • Another Glorious Spring Day 1 week ago A spontaneous garden of yellow corona daisies.  By the time the owner returns to open up the house they will have been eaten by donkeys and the stumps browned to dust in the heat but right now they are glorious.The annual whitewashing of the steps has begun.The same steps but looking up.  Spot...
  • Spring Greens 2 weeks ago Spring brings some interesting skies.Nature turns old stone walls and ruins into wonderful rock gardens. This wall is covered with delicate ferns.A hardware store and chandlery has suddenly appeared in the basement of this house in the back lanes of Chorio.A pristine poppy.Another natural garden in...

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Nick
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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