Posts Tagged ‘honeymoon

31
Jan
11

honeymoon – santorini.

There are a lot of popular destinations that are over-rated and can’t possibly live up to expectations, but Santorini is not one of them. It delivers. It was more charming and more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I’ve seen hundreds of photos and yet it still felt new and unexpected. Trying to get anywhere with Derek was a challenge because EVERY corner presents the perfect photo opp.

I’m positive that one of the reasons we had such a wonderful experience was because of our accommodations. We stayed in the most charming cave house EVER. The inside was nothing too exciting afterall, it was a house carved into the side of a rock) but the location was unbelievable. We were right in the heart of Oia. And best of all, we had our own private balcony with stunning views. If you ever go to Santorini, I highly recommend staying in Oia rather than Fira. In my opinion, Oia outshines Fira tenfold. This is an island I will never forget. PLEASE GO and see for yourself!

Here are those iconic blue domes of Oia.

If you look at the very bottom/center of this photo, you’ll see me standing on our balcony.

Enjoying our private balcony! Isn’t it beautiful?!?

My husband and I enjoying one of the many restaurants in Oia. If you look to the right of the pole, you’ll see a red/brown cave house. That’s ours! Great location!
Oia by starlight.

This is the little fishing village of Amoudi.  TONS of fresh delicious seafood. I highly recommend taking the stairs down to Amoudi.

Derek riding a donkey. When in Rome …

Not sure why I look so irritated here. Well, actually I do know why. The stairs from Amoudi are annoying and take forever. And to make matters worse, Derek was drunk and stopped every other step to crack a joke or take a picture. Rough…I know. 🙂

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30
Jan
11

honeymoon – naxos.

I know, I know. It’s almost been 6 months and I still haven’t posted all of our honeymoon photos. So far, I’ve shared photos from Athens and Central Greece. Today, I give you Naxos. Naxos was the first island we visited and also the largest.  It was a wonderful introduction to the Greek Islands. I still have Santorini and Sifnos (my two favorites) to share. Stay tuned!

 

12
Dec
10

honeymoon – central greece.

Here is the next batch of photos from our honeymoon. After Athens, we rented a car and drove into central Greece for a few days. We visited Meteora (Kastraki) and Delphi. I didn’t really know what to expect in central Greece, but I’m so happy we made the drive out there. It was well worth it. Meteora is a series of monasteries built on sheer sandstone pillars. It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen; I felt like I was in a fairy tale. Monks and Nuns still occupy and worship in these monasteries that are secluded from modern civilization. If you ever get a chance to see Meteora, I absolutely recommend it. The pictures just don’t do it justice.

After that we drove to Delphi – the holiest place on earth for Ancient Greeks. It’s such a stunning mountainous setting overlooking the Gulf of Corinth, there is no wonder why the Ancient Greeks were so enthralled with it. It’s the site of the Sanctuary of Athena, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the place where the oracle sat and where Zeus released his two eagles. For some reason, we don’t have very many photos, but the last photo in this post is the theater.

20
Jun
10

Πηγαίνουμε στην Ελλάδα

Translation: WE ARE GOING TO GREECE!

After much debate and a lot of discussion, we have decided to go to Greece on our honeymoon. And we booked our flights this morning. If I would have known how excited I’d be after booking, I would have done it months ago. YAY!!

Send any Greece travel trips my way!

14
Jun
10

geez…

…it’s been a long time since I posted last. It’s been pretty busy around here with the wedding getting so close. Only 59 days until I become a wife – weird! The invitations went out this morning, and that’s a big relief. They went out a week or two later than I would have liked, oh well, such is life. I’m feeling a little manic about the whole wedding thing. One minute I feel like everything is totally under control, and the next minute I’m clenching my teeth because I have so much to do and not enough time.

In other news, I traveled to Alaska last week. It was good trip! I’m headed up again next week and then probably won’t go up again until September.

We are still trying to figure out what to do about our honeymoon. I’m hoping we get something booked this week, I’m kind of tired of thinking about it.

Tomorrow I have a dentist appointment. Ew. And we all know how much I love the dentist. Last time I was there, they gave me a referral to an oral surgeon because I need to start thinking about doing something with all these baby teeth. I promptly threw the referral in the trash. I just do not have the money to even think about this right now. Although I’m scared because I’ve had a tooth ache for 2 weeks. I really hope it’s nothing serious.

This weekend we went to Emerald Downs to celebrate Ale’s bday – we sure had a great time! I highly recommend it on a sunny day!




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