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The view from our balcony

On day 3 we went on a tour in Kos. We were there to relax, but we couldn’t leave the island without seeing anything else but the beach and the pool! We are just not those kinds of travellers, even though we went on a package tour! 🙂

Disappointment
Okay, I admit we started the day at the pool. We still wanted to enjoy the sun (we had cravings after weeks of grey weather in Denmark!) and relax and for the first time in a long time I actually felt like reading a fictional book. I had already read so much non-fictional at uni that I just didn’t wanted to read more when getting home, but here I was away from it all 🙂 We actually prefer the beach, but they weren’t as excepted! In Crete the beaches is beautiful and sandy, in Kos they were full of small stones and black – not really what we would consider nice (it isn’t nice walking on stones with bare feet…), so we were a bit disappointed…

After some time at the pool we went to town and walked around again before getting a late lunch. On the way back to the hotel we bought two small pastries which we enjoyed at the balcony. On one side we could look at the mountains and on the other side we could look at the water – needless to say we enjoyed the view!

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My mum in Zia

The best place for a sunset and a huge tourist trap
After some time relaxing we made ourselves ready for today’s trip: Sunset in Zia. We had heard a lot about Zia. That it was something special. A beautiful small town in the mountains with a wonderful view! When we were picked up by the bus we realized that we were probably wrong. We had tried to arrange a tour ourselves, but there weren’t any buses from Zia to Kos city at night….We drove around the island picking up people from different resorts and hotels and joined another bus to Zia. When we got to Zia it was a tourist hell! The view was magnificent and worth the trip but the town was basically restaurants and shops selling souvenirs….We still needed a dinner, so we decided to pick a restaurant with a good view even though we feared it would be horrible. I wish I could tell you that it wasn’t, but no the food were actually horrible. I ordered calamari and my mum ordered souvlaki. The prices were similar to those in town, we had actually feared that it was going to be expensive, but it wasn’t it was only a few euros more expensive than in town, but my mother received something that looked like half a portion, the meat were tasteless and my calamari was overcooked so it was like eating rubber….We complained to the owner and received a €2 discount and was told that no one had ever complained about the calamari – Sure, getting €2 off helped me eat my rubber….lets just say that I only had fries that evening….

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The sunset over Kalymnos

The local keyboard player
We decided that we didn’t wanted to spend more time at that place and walked down to the street where I could get a better picture or a hundred 😉 We decided to walk further into the small village pass all the souvenir shops and further into the mountains and found a wonderful view and a silent area. We watched the sunset and enjoyed the forest and birds flying above our heads. We walked to the other end of the town and back. We felt like we had seen it all, but we still had a few hours to kill, so we decided to get a milkshake at the local coffee shop with a perfect view! Unfortunately a local man was playing his keyboard so loud that we couldn’t even think, but the locals there were really friendly, but we drank our milkshakes fast and walked around again and again till the bus arrived. 

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They put up candles all over the wall – it added something speciel to the atmosphere

It was late and it was all black when we were dropped off on a random street we didn’t know. The bus driver told us where to go and we decided that it was probably a good idea to follow his advice. We walked pass closed bike rentals, dark apartments and a restaurant where all the locals were dancing, drinking and eating. We watched a bit, but we were both tired and had no idea how far from the hotel we were. We actually didn’t had to walk that far, but we were happy to get to bed 🙂

Please do also take a look at what we did on the other days

Tine

Siden jeg var barn har jeg drømt om at tage ud og rejse. I år 2011 tog jeg for første gang afsted på en længere rejse. Det endte med at blive seks måneders solorejse og siden har jeg blot forsat med at rejse. Jeg elsker kultur, at se steder som jeg ikke har set før og mødet med de lokale. Jeg rejser sjældent med en guidebog eller kort, da jeg er ret god til at finde vej og elsker at gå på opdagelse. Til gengæld er også jeg utrolig god til at miste mine ting og burde snart indberegne erstatning for mistede ting i mine budgetter....

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