Posts Tagged ‘pictures

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.

10
Mar
08

punta mita

Last night we arrived in beautiful Punta Mita – Mexico. Punta Mita is a small, sleepy village nestled 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta and 20 minutes south of Sayulita. When we arrived at the airport, we picked up our rental car and headed to “Mega Foods” to stock up on supplies for the week. We were incredibly anxious to arrive at our final destination and when we finally pulled in… we were so impressed. It was more spectacular than we could have ever imagined.

We are staying at Derek’s dad’s brand new condo and it is stunning. It’s hard to even describe how amazing it is – my words aren’t quite doing it justice. Not only is the condo luxurious, but the small town is charming and offers a glimpse into daily life in the region.

After arriving and checking out the condo, we realized we were famished. We wandered down the beach about two blocks and found a small outside restaurant called Margaritas. There was live music, a floor of sand and good drinks –perfect. We had a delicious dinner which consisted of: warm salty chips, salsa verde, pico de gallo, seafood soup, fish tacos and jumbo shrimp – yummers! After dinner we grabbed a couple beers and dipped our feet in the pool admiring the stars which seem to shine just a little bit brighter here. We fell asleep last night to the sound of waves crashing against the beach and dreaming about the amazing week ahead of us.

Today we stayed busy, but in a good way. We woke up and immediately headed outdoors for some much needed sun. I sunned by the pool and read, while Derek took photos with his new digital SLR (after 6 six years of talking about this camera, he finally caved and bought one). We swam, we relaxed, and we took a long walk on the beach. By about 4pm, we were both ready to get out of the sun, so we drove into PV and picked up a few more supplies (most importantly an ice tray). We arrived back at the condo and walked into town to enjoy 50cent tacos at a local house (8 tacos for $4)! They were delicious, although I think we are both a little nervous we might catch a bad case of the screamers (I’ll keep you posted on that one). After dinner we went back to Margaritas for 2 beers and a quart of pico de gallo. It is SO yummy and such a great deal – only 50cents for a quart of the best pico de gallo I’ve ever had.

All in all, I’d say it’s been a pretty fantastic day. I’m sun-kissed and ready for bed; tomorrow we are headed up to Sayulita for the day. See a couple of our photos below – courtesy of Derek.

Condo view

 

The pool

Seafood soup

D&K

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Derek taco

 




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