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Olive 20/3/16

We're on Skopelos Island in Greece!
The view from our balcony is AMAZING !!!! You can see the ocean, and lots of cute village houses! The ocean you can see is called the Aegean Sea.

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It's really nice. My uncle Danny lives somewhere on the hills to the right. All the cafes are by the sea shore to the left, lining the bottom of the buildings. We walked along the pier last night, it was fun. Wil and I were walking along the rocks behind the wall on the far side. On the way back we called my other uncle Warren, who sadly couldn't come home to see us because he's working in Myanmar.

We saw Warren and Danny's new house. They haven't moved in yet but it looks amazing! It's still under construction, but it's taking shape. It has a courtyard with a lemon tree, an outside shower and stairs going up to a rooftop deck.

The house used to be owned by a sea captain and it was the first house before the water but then other houses were built in front of it. Now it's behind a pretty cobbled lane and a nice old house owned by a lady who grows orange trees in her front garden. When the trees grow a bit bigger Warren and Danny will be able to pick the oranges from their balcony - I could almost touch the leaves!

Another thing I like about Greece is all the cats. There are heaps! It's like Skopelos is a city of cats! Uncle Danny has four: Fatsu, (which means face in Greek by the way) Stinky, Smelly and Skanky. He doesn't actually own them but they turn up at his house all the time, especially Fatsu.

The people leave food out for the cats and every morning the fishmongers come in their vans and throw fresh fish to the group of awaiting cats. Lots of the shop owners also leave cardboard boxes outside for the cats to sleep in.

I like how all the roads are like really skinny ally ways. Tiny little streets, with balconies hanging over them. Everyone seemed to know everyone else. It was great. We have the top balcony so we can see everyone's roof tiles, all the way down to the harbour.

Posted by wott.on.earth 07:51 Archived in Greece

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