Catching up on summer Part 2

Stories & Pictures | October 24, 2013 | By

Salma and Vivi, a dear friend.

Salma and Vivi, a dear friend.

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We were in the UK briefly accompanying my dad on a medical treatment. I did not take much photographs of our London trip. Having a three-year old in a city like london was a hectic ordeal.

The Acropolis

The Acropolis

Then we travelled, we saw and we came back with such striking images of the Peloponesse in Greece to last us enough time till we meet again, does it sound like a love affair to you? Well I have never been timid about this little histoire d’amour. Driving from Athens to CostaNavarino you are stuck with a landscape shimmering with sliver olive trees swaying under the greek sun. The mountains are embedded with monasteries, some built in the byzantine time and the area has a rich and long history of battles and victories won by the Greeks.

A Greek Sunset in Costa Navarino- Poloponnese

A Greek Sunset in Costa Navarino- Poloponnese

Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino

A small church in Athens

A small church in Athens

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

Pylos -Peloponesse

Pylos -Peloponesse

Siropiasta

Siropiasta

A local patisserie in Kalamata

A local patisserie in Kalamata

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Most times, street foods and things we buy in local shops and bakeries beat the best foods eaten at five-star hotels. The above Spanakopita, I got from a local bakery just off King George Hotel in the Syntagma district in Athens was excellent, they also had the best Simitia. Those Siropiasta, which were ice cream stuffed filo fingers we had at a local patisserie in Kalamata were amazing. Me and my dad could not have enough of them. Of course we could not travel with any like we did with some Kourabidies. More challenges for me to try to create in my kitchen.

On they way from Costa Navarino to Pylos

On they way from Costa Navarino to Pylos

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    Magda
    October 24, 2013

    Great snapshots from Greece! I’m glad you enjoyed your vacation in my country 🙂

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    Glenda
    October 27, 2013

    Hi Lara, Looks like you had a fab time. I love your food shots in Greece. Gee, I love Greece but it has been a very long time since I was there.

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    mohd
    October 28, 2013

    lara u reminded me of the wonderful trip we had in greece.as u know i always feel GRATEFUL to greek culture that awakened my mind and my soul.but now we are in the modern Greece.yes we did enjoy their sweets and their nature not to forget the friendly spirit of the wonderful greek people.i hope we can visit that beautiful joyful country once again next summer maybe and spend nice time again.

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    Kitchen Butterfly
    October 31, 2013

    I LOVE the photos – especially the one of the Acropolis!

    I hope you had a relaxing, comforting time!

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    darmowe forum
    June 26, 2014

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