Monday, December 23, 2013

Greece~ Athens

 We take the evening flight from Santorini to Athens, when we reach Athens already in the midnight. So we only can go to the attraction on the next day. i'm glad i still am a student and with the international student card we can get into all the attraction free of charge! The top view from Acropolis.

A group picture before everyone of us get tired. When we get tired, our face sure look bad, great to take a picture before our journey start.

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, looks small in the picture xP

Odeon of Herodes Atticus with me and sookie. When we going into the attraction, the staff warn us, toys cannot take picture in here. By the time i'm taking picture with sookie, we thought they are joking. ><  After the staff see what am i doing, they come and stop me and insist me to delete the picture in-front of them. This is the only picture survive.

Erechtheion, another place where gods stay. * this is what i heard from the others*

Another top view.

Me with the flag of Greece.

Ignore my face, not my angle but i insist to get a picture with this place. something like Odeon of Herodes Atticus, but i can't find its name.

Another group picture after few hours walking. i think people can see what are we wearing, it is " i love Santorini" we bought it on the last day we spend at Santorini, haven't get the chance to wear it. Then we decide to wear in at Athens. Whoaa! what a daring move, we never think of the consequences. The consequences is everybody will stare at us at laugh or smile or saying: you love santorini? very good! It a complimentary or derogatory? We still yet find out. Something make us warm is a tourist asking us for picture because of the shirt we wearing. i think should be something good right?

Next attraction, Temple of Olympian Zeus. The only picture was taken far away. >< i guess the lady who help us took this picture doesn't know we want to be seen in the picture. i did cropped it to make it look nicer.

In the afternoon we have finish most of the attraction, then its the time for tea break! we love 3.3! Went into this coffee shop to taste Greek coffee.

This handsome barista serve our Greek coffee. Its interesting to see the coffee boil inside this small tinny thing.

the process of doing the Greek coffee has impress us. He put the coffee bean dregs into the container and boil with the sand, i think bottom of the sand must be heating.  The coffee will boil up, then Greek coffee is ready! The taste feel rustle and i can feel the coffee bean dregs, it is very rich and bitter. i like it so much! we all love it, we even went to this shop on the next day. I will insomnia if i take coffee or tea, but maybe i was too tired in the trip, i sleep very well even i take Greek coffee two days in a roll.

Outside the coffee shop, there is a cute lady selling sweetcorn with unique flavor such as butter with salt, lemon butter and black pepper. i tried butter with salt and lemon butter, i think i'll stick to the original flavor hahaxD the lady is sweet, put the Greece flag on the sweet corn! i brought the small flag back! hohoho spotted Wong is behind trying to be photo-boom.Love our tea break, Greek coffee and sweet corn, they are prefect together!

According to my perception of Athens, there should be hot and i can wear singlet and short walk in the street. But i don't know why, the time we stayed, its cool! looking at my purple GAP, i know the weather is not normally cold >< i miss my hair during the trip, my hair always look great while i'm oversea =) is my hair implying i should go oversea again? ^^

Dinner time! Fanta at Athens is great and nice! compare to Malaysia, i'll not want to buy it at all. Why malaysia fanta so much different! i miss Greece! =(

This is the last moussaka we had. After having this, everyone felt greasy and no more moussaka~

kebab AKA pita, i think the stall do better than the restaurant.

My dish, stuffed tomato. their pepper has finish so they serve with 2 tomato. >< i just able to finish the rice, but the tomato....i left it for others to help me finish them ^^"

Night view of the random buildings we passed by.

Night view of Acropolis. Since we cant find a way to see Acropolis nearer, this is the best zoom of my camera. How i wish i got a zoom lens which could zoom enough to capture it. There should open to public at night, then we can see how grand and gold is it.

The next day we just stop by to have coffee and sweet corn then we prepare back to London. Here end my trip to Greece and the start of my trip to Barcelona! i'll come back if i have enough financial and time! =)


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Greece~ Santorini~Fira

Again, the first thing we reach Fira after check-in to the hotel is food-hunt. they called is Pita but actually same as kebab. i like Pita very much, it has some meat with vege and fried and with a top of greek salad source. 

After our lunch, we back to the hotel for a short-while of swimming session. ya, i don't swim but i play water. After that, it's nightfall, when i look out from my hotel room's balcony, i can see the sunset. Its is worth for me to stay in this hotel because of the sunset.

Try hard to capture a picture of the sunset and me. >< angle problem, i use almost an hour to get this shot. i'm just glad the sunset could last that long.

The inside view of the hotel, no matter where are we, we can still see the blue roof with white wall.

Dinner time in Fira. We tried something new which is honey cheese. It is very honey and very cheese, nice combination. I don't think i can finish this by myself, too greasy.

This is something like mushroom with cheese, name unknown hahaha^^" i should have take down the name.

The following dish i also can't remember the name but it all are some kind of bbq chicken or pork with small portion of potato and fried rice.

I cant forget the name of this dish, it called stuffed tomato. At first i was wondering what in it, when i come i find out it is tomato and pepper wrap with rice. Yucks i hate tomato, but i like tomato with rice. this is why i remember stuffed tomato very well.

At night we back to the hotel held our own little party with a bottle of wine and coke with some local snack.
We was planning to see the sun rise on the next morning, however, wake up early is not me and my lovely roommate really having sweet dream same as me, thus, none of us in my room get the chance to see the sun rise. Lucky for the others who able to wake up early, can witness the beautiful picture.

We has such a long day before we off to Athens, take a walk at Fira. It felt so different between Oia and Fira. Fira is something more like city but the stair are still up and down

The volcano

the down side of Fira, we could see more sea and how blue and clean is the sea. A picture with sookie.

A group picture, although can't see where we are but definitely is at somewhere nearby the sea = santorini

Its time to get back to upper side, we decide to ride donkey. i have never ride on a donkey, the feel was like: am i going to drop on the floor soon? the donkey is unstable, i think they are starve. Feel pity and sympathy on them. The donkey i ride i much better than the others, at least it can walk and not fall down half way. * maybe because its owner is pulling it, the other donkey just walk by themselves.* how well-behaved are them.

Under then hot sun, a cup of yogurt or ice-cream will be very helpful. Love yogurt! End my Santorini trip prefect =) The yogurt i ate is Greek yogurt, its really soft and milky.

to be continue...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Greece~ Santorini~Oia

The start of our backpack journey is going to Santorini-Oia. The experience of spending a night in the airport has make us become zombie. However, when we step into Oia, we has been motivated by the food and the view of Oia. Since we have stayed at Liverpool for 3 months, Liverpool weather is kinda cold, but Santorini is very hot and feel like a summer. Coke has become a must to us and it is the first time i fall in love with coke xD. 

First thing we do in Oia is food hunting. Is about lunch time we reached Oia, then we started to look for our lunch. We been to a restaurant ( i forgot what the name is ) to have Greece cuisine.
This is the pork souvlaki, it consist small pieces of pork and vegetables grilled on a skewer.

The next dishes is everyone fall for - moussaka. quoted by Nelson, moussaka will never get tired >.< but after few days staying at Greece, it has become the least favorite food in the table.

Cant really recall what this call, but according to the phone behind, i think is a lamb, the taste is also quite unique.

This is beef with rice, the portion of beef is equal to the rice. Not very suit for people who like to eat rice more than meat such as Bro Chew.

A picture on the table is a must. Too bad i don't have a group picture of us ( shy to ask waiter for picture)


After having a wonderful lunch, we going back for a break. A nap will do, and our Vicky, as usual sleep like a trombone. Regret doesn't have enough space to bring my pillow T^T.

Before the dinner, we take a walk over Oia. Its really a beautiful place for us to relax, enjoy and food-hunt. In every single comer we step in , we may find surprise. The view is fantastic and fantasy, we can only see white and blue. And the time we taking picture is almost at nightfall, the light has make the picture prefect. How i wish i could stay in one of the villa/hotel, of course with a private pool ^^ 

The night view of it. Since it is the first time we been here, we don't know that we should walk until the end to see another view of Oia. i'm a slow walker, thus,this is the best view we see tonight. Luckily Chun Jie is a fast walker, he been to the castle at the end of the path, and capture some nice picture which urge us to go on the next morning.

Dinner time! we found this vocation-feel restaurant.  

And yes table for 8.  This restaurant also provide live band. all those songs are very country feel.

Appetizer is greek salad. well, this taste was like........ yea i don't like it. But some of my friend do like it.

Our all time favorite moussaka, at the meantime we still like it.

i think is a lamb >< again i can't really remember what is it.

My dish, kebab. I hate vege, always. so the vege i didn't take it and the salad source, it is too much for me. End up i just ate pita and the meatloaf. the meatloaf has consist lamb and beef. i couldn't finish it, it is too much meat for me ><

The next morning, we wake up early to enjoy the breakfast provide by the villa's owner. i found out butter and strawberry jam is prefect together. p/s: i hate strawberry jam before i go to uk.

Then we walk again in Oia before we off to Fira .

Another view of Oia.

love the blue roof <3 p="">

I insist to buy a straw hat, not because of One Piece, i feel like being a tourist must be wearing a straw hat.  hahaxD and my hair has become messy once i started backpack, with a hat maybe can hide my messy hair. End up i succeed to buy myself a straw hat. Wanted to be a tourist doesn't easy for us, it cost us 10euro for the straw hat. My purse is bleeding TT___TT

With the straw hat, all the picture look stunning hahaha

This a the villa we stay, villa pezoula. It is the opposite side of the sea side.

Outside of the villa, have such a nice view.

the owner of the villa, he is very enthusiasm, for me is over enthusiasm >< but the service is good and the villa very clean and comfort. Now is the time we off to Fira!

to be continue....