Travels with Mojo Blog

Travels with Mojo Blog

On to Monemvasia

Good God! So far the Michelin map has been about 50/50 in Greece. Some roads they say are built. Some roads just plain don’t exist. Some lovely big red roads turn out to be unrailed, unmarked, potholed goat paths. And, sometimes, a white windy road that looks like hell has been upgraded. Much to my …

More Monemvasia

So there we were, in a stone vaulted room eating breakfast and discussing late 12th c medicine and, behind us, there was this conversation. “So it was all like, y’know, seriously, uhhhn, and then, like it was like man and I was all like totally.” Ok, so I really try to be respectful of other …

To Nafplion

Long drive but relatively easy. No crashes, a few close calls (hell, this is Greece, you can’t walk out the door without a few close calls) but we made it all the way to the peninsula town of Nafplion. Nothing much to report so let me share a few lists I’ve made. Things that have …

Nafplion

Due to the great roads, we arrive here way ahead of schedule. The town is dominated by three forts, one on a huge mountain overlooking the town, another on a small island protecting the harbour and the last one, a series of walls and towers and mini-forts that protect the town. Apart from some horrific …

A Cave!!!!

Yes, dear friends and readers, we got ourselves a cave to sleep in. This hotel, being next to the walls and high above the town had a lot of rooms to offer, some with great views, some up high, some down several flights to a nice, cool courtyard. But when I saw that one had …

Food & Talk

5pm: We could have marched up the mountain, 1000 steps said our hotelier. We could have gone down the steps and seen the harbour and its nifty little fortress. We could have explored the quaint, flower-filled streets and alleys but, instead, we put our feet up and relaxed in our quiet, orange treed courtyard. I …

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