The unknown wonder of the world

Our jaws dropped as we drove closer to the huge rock pinnacles of Meteora in Northern Greece. The rock formations alone would of wowed us as they seemed to appear from nowhere within a green valley. They had sheer walls but rounded tops, like fingers reaching up. Caves and cracks penetrated the walls and trees…

Change of Plans – We’re off to Italy

Travelling is easy breezy until decisions have to be made. We’d hoped to drive through Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo but since looking into our insurance it turned out we weren’t covered. I’ve read you can buy it at the border which were we thinking about doing but couldn’t find out how much it would all…

Risking a swim in a giant rock pool

It took 5 days, but when the sun finally shone over Thassos Island, without a cloud in sight, it was hard to believe it was October. We headed straight to Giola, a large natural rock pool which you get to from walking 2km along a dirt track. We were the first people there, and the…

Sleeping under Olive Trees on a Greek Island

As soon as we crossed the border into Greece, everyone looked Greek. Tanned and hairy would be the best description. They look like they’ve spent everyday of their lives basking in the sun and eating fresh food. Oh, and there are olive trees and cats everywhere. Greece was never really on our planned route, I…