This weeks tips and tidbits:
London: The Courtyard at 51 is celebrating summer with a series of musical performances. That would be the courtyard at the 5-star 51-Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences, -- the posh digs formerly known as St. James Court -- tucked away on a side street between Buckingham Palace and Westminster.
Tickets for the musical events are priced from 75L and include a three-course dinner and signature ‘51’ cocktail.
Hawaii: If you are planning a visit to Hawaii think about going for Oahu’s 2011 Food and Wine Festival being held in a number of locations including Waikiki Edition, Halekulani and Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sept. 29 – Oct.1, 2011.
We can only imagine the culinary wonders that will be created by chefs from the U.S., Canada, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia will take part. For ticket information, click the link above.
Symi, Greece: This comes from Symi Dream, one of our favorite blogs written about one of our favorite Greek islands:
The Symi Dreamers Exhibition runs through October 2011 at the gallery of the same name as the blog. Artists who are visiting the island are invited to bring a piece of art to display that has been inspired by the island. (Contest rules can be found by clicking the link above). And if you make it to the island (which, drat, we won’t this year) stop by the Gallery and meet James and Neil. They also offer photo walks of the islands – which will be high on my list when we return.
Symi Dream is a great source of information about activities and life on this island, just a short ferry ride from Rhodes.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
We are pretty much settled in on Symi, the rocky, dry island in the Dodecanese chain of Greek islands that ring the south western coast of Turkey. We are only six miles from the Turkish peninsula, Datco. And we have set up a sort of housekeeping in a studio apartment in the middle of the group of three buildings shown in the photo above.
private yachts, charter boats the size to make you gasp and of course the ferries. This charter from Turkey pulled in earlier today.
We watch the parade from our deck. Our room is a mere 50E a night. We lucked out whenwe met Fotini, the lady from whom we are renting. More about her next time.