Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Upcoming Trip to Chios Greece

While I am waiting for the lab results and a call from my doctor nervously, I have decided to focus on something more pleasant for the time being.

The last weekend of April, I am taking my mom to Izmir to visit my SIS and BIL. We will spend the weekend with them and on May 1st, we will catch the evening ferry from Cesme, Izmir to Chios Greece. I had been there before just for a weekend and loved it. It is a nice little island with very friendly people, great food, nice beaches. Much much cheaper than Cesme for sure.

We shall be staying there until Friday coming back with the evening ferry. It takes about 35 minutes from Cesme to Chios.

Then we shall spend Friday evening and Saturday with my SIS and BIL. Mom will stay with them. I shall come back to Istanbul alone.

I have booked a rental car in Chios. They do not offer any automatic cars at all. Thankfully, I can drive a stick shift since, automatic cars became popular and available mostly after the 2000s in Turkey too.

I am hoping to be able to take quick dips in water despite the fact that it is still too cold for most people.

This is my "vacation with mom" of the year. Last year, it was Milan, Italy.

Depending on mom's mood and our health, I am hoping to take her to visit Scotland next year. It is a place I would like to see very very much. She wants to stay at a haunted place and I told her she is welcome to do so by herself :)


7 comments:

  1. Sounds very nice! Would love to see some pictures of the scenery. Going to Scotland is a dream of mine. My grandfather was born there and came to the US when he was 4 years old with his parents. I did some genealogy searching and was able to find where they lived prior to coming and saw their names on the passenger list for the ship. Just couldn't find anymore before that.

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    1. Wow! I have always been intrigued by Scotland. I really would like to see the beautiful countryside and old castles.

      I will make sure to share some Chios pictures when we get back.

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  2. That sound like a nice trip to Greece. But, I would drop the mom off at the haunted place and just leave. I am quite sure it is not haunted, but why step into trouble when you can walk away?

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    1. Haha! Exactly what I told her. We'll see if we can make that trip next year.

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  3. I'm going to Edinburgh this September for several days to meet Jane of Crabapple Landing. She's going to be there for the whole month, more or less, so you might want to flag that - she's great at updating as she goes and afterwards! xx

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    1. How great is that! Too bad my vacation for this coming September is already fixed. I truly believe we will meet one day either in the UK or in Turkey or somewhere in between :)

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