Sunrise at Nick's
Us and Nick having a coffee across from Poros
A look from Greg and Jeannine's balcony (Greek American's)
Hey Everyone, so after Athens we took a bus to Porto Heli, Greece. This is south Greece on the Peloponnese. We had our first help exchange with Nick! He is 59 years old and has a house on the coast with lemon trees, lots of vines and flowers surrounding is house. Our plan was to help clean up the yard, organize equipment, fix the roof on the shed....etc. Well The first day we just made him breakfast, cleaned his kitchen, hung out with his Greek American friends, and enjoyed the beach. Actually we enjoyed the beach the next day as well on an island called Spetses. Tuesday we were ready to work when it decided to rain, so we didn't work that day much, other than organize some tool boxes and Dana sewed some velcro onto some mats. Pretty much we chilled, and were cooks most of the time. The last day we worked hard and redirected the growth of all of his vines by his house, along with his rose bushes, and Steve stabbed himself a few times cutting leaves off palm trees! Everytime we were about to work it would rain, so we would end up going for a drive or visit to other areas We had a great time with Nick, He was super nice, relaxed, he cooked us a couple of great meals including octopus. Our families will be happy to know that the both of us seem to like tomatoes now, well at least in Greek salad!!! Our last day Nick drove us to a town called Nafplio, where we climbed 999 stairs to get to the top of a castle. There were actually more stairs, but we stopped counting after 999. From there he drove us to Corinth where we caught a bus to Patra. From Patra we took a ferry for 7 hours overnight to the island of Corfu. Much more from Corfu to come!