With Christmas just around the corner, its time to start thinking about Christmas Breaks again, and when I revisted this post from last year, I remembered that when I started writing this post about Christmas Break Ideas, I had Christmas Markets in mind, but once I started researching I discovered a whole host of, Read More

I am taking a break from the simple, frugal life of my Rhodes Island mountain village, to sail the Aegean Sea around the Cyclades Islands, in a catamaran, with Yacht Getaways. Suzie found the company on the internet. She has come over from Australia and has been travelling around the UK with her husband., Read More

I have a dream, a fantasy To help me through reality And my destination makes it worth the while Pushing through the darkness still another mile I Have A Dream (Abba) Dear Diary, Who Would Have Thought… I am writing this post while I relax on a daybed on my first-floor bedroom balcony. The, Read More

I am extremely excited to introduce the first book in the series of BAREHOTELIER’S AMUSING STORIES OF MIDDLE AGED LIFE ON THE ROAD The concise story of the Barehotelier Belize posts with additional stories and insights. An amusing two hour read, Belize, A Journey Of Discovery, And Some Snorkeling is now available in paperback, Read More

Wendy is visiting! I am incredibly excited! My dream of living on a Greek Island always included visitors arriving at the airport and now it is coming true! She is due to arrive in the evening, and I spend the day in preparation, assisted by my Greek-Australian friend, Johnny.   Johnny is an agile, Read More

The days pass by in simple serenity. Village life is unhurried and is almost, but not quite predictable. One morning I awake early and decide to go exploring while it is still cool. It is only 6.30am but already the village is coming to life. A few old men are having coffee at Toula’s, Read More