Corfu, meet Albania
Today we ventured into Corfu without a plan. Sometimes you just need to do that, make a chance and let things fall where they may. Our fall didn’t last long. Moments really. We walked out en masse from the cruise terminal and within a few minutes were speeding through Corfu on a private cab tour.
Corfu doesn’t seem like much when you start out, but if you have a good guide and a tank of gas you never know what you’ll discover.
Our stops were the monastery on the top of the mountain and a palace that wwas built by an Austrian queen, and finally a stop in the old town. We bought some baked goods and had a snack, the rest of the team headed back in a taxi, and Mellissa and I explored more of Old Town and walked back to the ship.
Our exploration was the highlight for me of Corfu, finding streets and alleyways that meander through the city, finding artisans at work who sold us some of their work, and lots of interesting stops along the way.
Our ship was also scheduled to pop into Albania for a service stop so we jumped at the chance to visit a second country in one day. The tender was a short trip so we wandered the town and landed in a bar restaurant, purchased 5 beer for 10 Euro (wow!) then headed back to the ship.
We were just in time to see the show on the world stage, a singer for the UK.
That’s a long day folks. Tomorrow we head to Katakolon, the gateway to Olympia. We have a tour booked so it should be another great day of exploring.
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MEDITTERANEAN BLOG Hi all. There is a quote on my homepage that says, "I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list." My words to live by. I want to see it all. On this trip we will see Turkey, Greece, Croatia, and Albania. All places I have not been. So time to take a few off my list!