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Delights of Giri, 1983 - Prefecture of Zante (Zakynthos)

Delights of Giri, 1983


One day whilst touring the island, we ended up in the tiny settlement of Giri, in the foothills. We were desperate for a drink but there were no establishments here. The next moment, a man appeared and beckoned to us to follow him. He took us into the courtyard of his own extremely modest house and gestured what we would like to drink. Here we sat with an old lady and the man, soon to be joined by a couple of local "boys", drinking their coffee and trying to converse in sign language and the little Greek we knew. A very Greek experience. We took photos, much to our hosts' delight and were able to take copies for them the following year on a return visit. They were absolutely delighted to see us again and were sooooo pleased with their photos. Simple pleasures for uncomplicated people.
When we left them the first year, we asked if we could drive over the mountains to get back to the main road near Alikes, thus making a short cut. No, we mustn't go that route. It was too bumpy. They were probably right as we were on a Honda 50 and the track did look a bit too much of a challenge for our modest form of transport. So it was back the long way.....

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  • Updated Jan 7, 2006
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Greek custom...? - Prefecture of Zante (Zakynthos)

Greek custom...?

One For The Pot......?

We spotted these rabbits while seeking out pitch springs we had read about. Never did find the springs but we came across these furry little creatures. Sad to say, we could only believe they were destined for the pot or possibly kept for their fur.

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  • Written Jan 6, 2006
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