A week on the Peloponnese peninsula (circa 2005)

In 2005 I travelled to Europe for the first time, spending 6 weeks in Greece, 2 weeks in Italy, 6 weeks in England and 6 weeks in Spain. Following are some pics from my time on the Peloponnese peninsula where I spent a week with my (then) flatmate Amaya and her two brothers, Lorien and Elia.

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A typical mediterranean garden

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One of the many Peloponnese villages

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Surveying my domain

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Striking a pose

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Stunning sunsets at every turn

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The entrance tunnel for the races at Olympia – site of the original Olympics

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Imagine how imposing these columns must once have been…

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Site of the original Olympics

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Game of dominoes anyone?

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Museum at Corinth

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A distinctive 70s postcard vibe

Barefoot in Greece

Making friends with the locals

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Stray dogs of every description – all in amazingly good condition…

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… And ridiculously friendly toward barefoot visitors

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Also warm and loyal companions when a bed is hard to come by (PS unintentional product placement in background – I have not actually consumed a McDonald’s meal since 2001)

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Amaya and I embracing our inner children

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There’s nothing quite like a swing for pure joy

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Peloponnese crew from left to right: Elia Vecellio, Amaya Vecellio, yours truly, Lorien Vecellio

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Journalling is a way of life

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