20.08.2009 - 20.08.2009 30 °C
Greetings from hustling and bustling Corfu. We docked early this morning and opted for the local bus to take us to the Old Town of Corfu. The cost was 1.20 Euros per person one way. That would make the round trip journey about 7.00 Canadian dollars. The cruise ship, wanting to suck the last few dollars out of you will take you to the same place for $38.00 USD per person. We had fun on the bus and saved our money for Greek coffee and more Greek salads.
The coffee here is varied - the menu for coffee likely has 20 items on it. We have found that the iced coffeee, with milk is delicious, especially in this weather. Of course, they always think you should have sugar.....The Greeks like their coffee like they like their men.....strong and dark! It is some of the strongest coffee I have ever tasted but it is truly yummy. Of course, sitting around watchin the people is fun too - walue added.
Corfu is totally different than the two previous stops. It is noisy, smelly, dirty and full of character. It has a bit of a British influence - we even shopped at Marks and Spencer today!
Today is the firrst day that we have had a cloud in the sky - seriously- we haven't seen more than a few clouds in the distance. However, this morning we had some cloud for about two hours. The humidity is high so you still sweat!
Anyway, to finish off with the explanation of Corfu vs. Kerkira. It seems that Corfu was the English name given to the island and city. However, the Greeks went for something a little more dramatic. It seems that the god Posiden captured a young nymph named Kerkira and brought her here. He kept her captive and did what any god might do with a nymph....hence the island retained the name.....or so the legend goes......
We are looking forward to our last two stops, Dubrovnik and Venice. We have resigned outselves to buying another bag to bring all our treasures home. Thankfully because we opted for the unlimited laundry on the ship we will be coming home with some clean clothes!
See you all soon.