(Here I am enjoying the view and the wind.)
For a mere three days I visited Corfu Island. I’m pretty sure Corfu really means
paradise in Greek because as we traveled by ferry (first, a four hour
hellish bus ride) to reach the island I felt like I was in paradise.
The wind was blowing, the sun was
shining and the water looked blue. If you haven’t visited New York before let
me tell you a secret–the water isn’t blue, don’t go in the water, just don’t
Seeing clean blue water is a big
deal to me. The only time I go to the beach is when I’m in Puerto Rico and the
strong waves make standing a workout.
(Do you see how blue the water
is? No filter people. This is unedited beauty right here.)
(A view of Corfu Island while on
Everyone was excited to visit the
island (it was practically a vacation within a vacation) but after four hours
on a bus and an hour and a half on a ferry (then a thirty minute bus ride to our
hotel) we were all hungry, grumpy and hot.
view of Corfu Island. The picture doesn’t do it any justice.)
I’m not entirely sure how we
survived the weekend. No one wanted to waste any time so the moment we got to
the hotel we left about two hours later to check out the town.
Let me tell you something about
Corfu that’s really unfortunate. Though beautiful, the downside is that it’s really
expensive. We had gotten used to paying 8 euro at most for a taxi in
Thessaloniki. On the island it cost my roommate and I 35 euro just to get back
from the beach.
But the cost doesn’t matter much
when you’re there because you have to experience and see as much as you can.
According to my roommate’s Greek friend, Tassos, in three days you can only get
a “smell” of the island, a small “taste.” Considering it’s the second largest
of the Ionian Islands he’s right.
Embrace the smell and the small
taste, ask yourself if sleep is really that important for a three day trip and
when will you ever be in Greece again.
Here, I’ll help you with your
Sleep isn’t important. Just get
yourself a frappe.
Maybe never, so why waste another minute?
Learn more about Alyssa's experience in Greece at her personal blog - From New York to Greece.