In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season”
This week’s photo challenge was really difficult for me to find an idea of what to do – simply because things in London there’s really not much different from our winters and summers. So I’ve decided to take a different take on this week’s challenge.
I have come to realise that when travelling abroad, I usually tend to go off-season; (1) because it is much cheaper to travel around these times, and (2) because you get to experience the beauty of the destination whilst avoiding other annoying tourists that over-crowd places causing people i.e. myself unnecessary stress. This week, I dedicate my off-season travel to… Kavos, Corfu!
Daddy P and I went to Corfu in 2009. Funnily enough, when I had booked this holiday for us, I didn’t know about Kavos and its crazy party scene. Daddy P and I are definitely not party-goers and we were really thankful when we arrived to know that we came before the party season starts which was fabulous. The resort was super quiet and we were able to just relax and enjoy our holiday. We went on a few excursions; the most memorable one was the one to the islands, Paxos & Antipaxos however the reason why is a little embarrassing. Here’s what happened…
What on earth had possessed me to go on a boat excursion, despite knowing how much I get sea-sick, will still forever be a mystery but we wanted to see two beautiful islands and the only way to get there was by boat. I felt sick, my face was stinging from all the sea-water splashbacks as we had to stand by the edges of the boat as it was full with people was a living nightmare. I promised myself the views would be worth it and I was not wrong. The sea was amazingly clear and crystal blue – it was so beautiful. The cliffs on Paxos was amazing to look and we even headed inside the little cave you can see in the photo above. The boat also stopped at a lagoon where people were able to jump off the boat for a quick splash before we headed towards Antipaxos.
Arriving at the port of Antipaxos, it looked like something out of a postcard. The waters were clear and so beautiful and the little town looked cute and quaint. As part of the excursion we were allowed 40mins of individual exploring before we had to head back to the boat to go home… then this is when our nightmare started.
We enjoyed a lovely splash in the shallow waters, it was freezing cold but as the sun was so hot it was like a really nice, cool dip. My phone then ran out of battery so Daddy P bought a little watch at a nearby stall and we set it to the right time. Little did we know, the watch had stopped working for about 30 mins so when we arrived back at our meeting point, to which we thought we were on time… we were late and the boat had already left! An hour or two later and we realised we’d had enough – we were low on money and just wanted to get back to our apartment. We eventually got back using a water taxi that set us back €100.
So that’s my little story about my off-season travel to Corfu. I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂