exploring tinos

we spent three days exploring tinos. after visiting panageia megalochori, we went off in search of cute villages – one day by driving, one day by hiking. tinos does not disappoint. falatados steni kardiani smardakita  smardakita again we also climbed the hill of exombourgo, which was a venetian fortress in the 15th century and now has a war memorial at the top. venetian ruins at the base the mountain intrepid climbing (ahead of me) the view from the top a good end to the day – the village of panormos. next: more hiking


two village women. between jodhpur and udaipur, we stayed in the village of nimaj, in a tented camp overlooking a lake and a bird sanctuary. it was very relaxing after the bustle of the cities. the food was rustic, the rooms were comfortable, they had dogs – what else does one need? the one full day we spent there began with a tour of the village itself, and then in the evening we took a walk through the bird sanctuary. the village was pretty quiet; the highlight of the visit was the school and then the pottery demonstration. apparently, there…