Glorious Santorini

July 11th, 2011

OK, so I made a mistake and booked us into a hotel in Santorini that looked like a Beirut bomb shelter. I refused to get out of the taxi. I was soooooo positive that the gorgeous 2 star hotel in the brochure could not be this vanilla concrete bunker. There was no shower curtain, or shower door, and so we had a daily bedroom tsunami. But that didn’t matter, because the shop around the corner from the hotel sold fabulous fake Louis V handbags, purses and makeup bags.  Elise stocked up on designer goodies to the extent that I feared for the Copyright police at Gatwick Airport. Still the sun shone for seven glorious days, and we ate and drank loads.  Katie and Elise enjoyed the food and drink so much that they were sick over the balcony! And we went on an amazing 8 hour boat trip to hoof it up a volcano in the blistering heat. In fact, it was so blistering we didn’t even hoof it off the boat. But that was fine, because if you’ve seen one volcano you’ve seen them all. And I went to Vesuvius last year, so there really was no point volcano stalking when we could sunbathe instead. A German chap at the hotel  pool took it upon himself to time me with a stop watch as I was swimming lengths, not that I’m a brilliant swimmer or anything. He timed everyone doing everything,  as a consequence of the fact that he drank cans of Strongbow cider all day long.  To be honest he was rather irritating. Lauren had determined to swim 20 lengths a day as part of a rigorous keep fit regime, which I thought rather optimistic, and I was right, because she swam about 6 lengths in the entire week. But in her defence its not easy to swim when your backside is super glued to a sun bed.  All in all we had a great time, and are giving serious consideration on where to go next.

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Posted in: From the Author by Molly Hopkins on July 11th, 2011

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  1. On July 11th, 2011 at 5:09 pm, Elise said:

    RIO NEXT TIME!! lets not have rooms that look like prison cells next time though ey! and you forgot to mention the gorgeous scottish/greek guy we met in the scottish bar mmmm lets go back to santorini!! xxxxxxxxx

  2. On July 11th, 2011 at 6:39 pm, Lauren said:

    What about the fittie New Zealand bloke who i cant even remember the name of!!!!

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