Lazy day and night

Another lazy day in Paradisi. We had a long breakfast, were the last to leave as usual and then went back to the room for Andrea to have a little yoga session.
We were only interrupted by the cleaning ladies, but they were nice enough to come back later.

The English tourists at our hotel were lounging around the pool, getting a sunburn when we left for the beach. What is the point of going on vacation to an island with lots of beaches when you stay by the pool all day long? Not that I miss them at the beach, just asking.
The stoney beach we enjoy seems to be the private beach of Paradisi. All day people come and go, jump into the sea for quick dip and then dash back to whatever they were doing. We met the waitress from our beer place and some youngsters from the main square here.
There is also a cool wind blowing all day which makes coming out of the sea feel cold. All in all the name Paradisi is well chosen, it is a lovely place.

I finished ‘Life After Life‘ by Kate Atkinson yesterday. It is a bit like ‘Groundhog day’ from the concept but it is also so much more. I loved it, loved the ending, was talking endlessly with Andrea about it (I am sure she didn’t care, but she also didn’t mind). It is a book that stays with you. And the ending was great.
I have embarked on ‘Furious Love‘ by Sam Kashner now, the story of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The thing is that I have this book in hard cover so I cannot carry it around with me everywhere.
Therefore I started a second book on my e-reader, ‘Requiem (Delirium Trilogy, Band 3)‘ by Lauren Oliver. It’s the third installment in the Delirium trilogy, I loved the first two books. The concept of a world without feelings is disturbing and although we have all been through heart-ache (I know I have been through my share), it’s not something I can imagine.

So while the waves were high and the wind was blowing, there was lots of time to contemplate life.

It’s Andrea in the foreground, fighting the waves.

After an ice coffee at the Whispering Sea and more time on the beach, we went back to our hotel to enjoy a beer before dinner while waiting for the after sun lotion to do its job.
We decided then to watch the sunset, something we hadn’t had the time so far on this vacation. On the way to Paradisi village we stopped thus at this place.

Sunset was great, just not as spectacular as we thought. The sun did not set in the sea but actually behind an island called Simi.


We also tried a new restaurant last night, another ‘Paradise’.


Dinner was super delicious and this time we even took pictures.



We tend to eat lots of meze and no main dish. And always Greek salad and Tzatziki which doesn’t leave room for lots of other choices. Still, we manage to fill the table.

Yours, Pollybert

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