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.Greece & Turkey: Island of Chios.

I'm starting to feel better already after being bedridden for 5 days. The fever is down, but I'm still coughing a lot. Starting to get sick of being sick. I've been knitting and have already watched the whole third season of Scandal. (Luckily there's a new season of The Killing on Netflix so I have something else to watch...) The Dune cowl is ready and I'm almost done with the first sleeve of the Wanderling sweater, but you'll have to wait for photos until I'm feeling a bit better. In the meanwhile I thought I would share some of our holiday photos with you.

We spent the first part of our holiday on a Greek island called Chios. It's situated just a couple of kilometres from the Turkish mainland, so after flying to Izmir in Turkey, we took a ferry over to Greece. We stayed at a lovely hotel called Sea View Resorts and Spa, which I would like to recommend warmly if you ever find yourself at that part of the world. I especially want to mention the excellent service they had: they even baked me wheat less gluten free bread rolls and chocolate cake for breakfast after hearing I can't eat anything with wheat in it.

The town of Chios is an old one. There's a fort that protected the inhabitants from the pirates a long time ago. Nowadays everything seems a bit run down, and in desperate need of some TLC and renovating, but luckily they have received quite a lot of EU money to start the process. A lot of beautiful old houses, some of them already restored but many still in quite ramshackle shape. The town had it's charm though despite the somewhat decayed exterior; a lot of small cafes, boutiques and restaurants, although the seafront was quite busy with traffic. And a lot of cute cats, which is a bonus in my opinion.

From Chios we went back to Turkey, and stayed in Alicati near Cesme. The reason we went to these two locations on our holiday (they are not the most typical tourist resorts) is that my sister got married in Cesme. Her boyfriend's, or actually now husband's family has a lovely sea front house there, and it served as the location for the party. Sadly I'm not able to share any pictures from the wedding, because she doesn't want them published online, but it was a very beautiful wedding nonetheless.

I'll share some more photos later, especially from the last few days of our holiday which we spent in Istanbul. 


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