Finally some news from Greece! Unfortunately, we both got hit by Covid as soon as we hit Greek soil, so we weren’t really in the mood to do or write anything. We must have caught it in Italy! That dolce vita wasn’t so dolce in the end!
I had it first and then of course Ash got it. Our van probably turned into a concentrated Corona bus, so he had no chance! The virus must have been in every corner in the end.
The good news was that we were mostly somewhere on a secluded beach, so the recovery wasn‘t too bad. Ash‘s cough is still going and people still give him the evil look and step away as soon as he starts coughing. Such is life after Corona today, but at least it‘s getting better!
Anyway, we are slowly making our way through the different “fingers“ of the Peloponnese, visiting tiny little fishing villages and camping at some amazing secluded locations. The sea is turquoise, the beaches are still empty and the water is f**cking freezing! I managed to jump in once and nearly had a heart attack. So cold!
The nature here is stunning and everything is in full bloom. I don‘t think I have ever seen so many different wildflowers and colours in one single place. It’s really beautiful and I can‘t get enough of it.
Our van GPS on the other hand is shit! Sometimes, after some initial swearing and asking the GPS what the hell it was thinking, we end up in some really cool areas and get to see tortoises on the road! Thanks GPS, it made my day! Maybe it‘s Bill Gates’ nanobots in my body who told the GPS that I like turtles/tortoises and the GPS wanted to make it up to me. These days anything‘s possible.
Our van is handling the tiny little roads through the villages and the off-roading really well (or should I say: Ash is a pretty good driver) and we are very happy in our tiny little house. It‘s cozy and warm and it is really starting to feel like home.
Yesterday we visited Monemvasia which is touristy but still worth it if you are ever in the area. The location is absolutely stunning.
We just wandered through the village, had some drinks and watched the world go by – or more specifically, the people who were parading down the alleyways, all dressed up, Instagramming it up. I will never understand it. After all, writing this blog is already pretty time-consuming, so I don‘t know how much time they’re spending on taking, editing and posting those pictures and videos to Instagram. Crazy!
Ash also got his drone out to capture Monemvasia from a distance, but had to bring it back because he got some messages saying „very strong winds, very strong winds, please bring me back!“. Smart drone, it could have been lying at the bottom of the Mediterranean sea!
That‘s it for the moment! More later …