Monday, May 11, 2009

May 4

Today we were in Corfu, Greece. It is a sunny town with a gorgeous bay filled with sailboats, yachts, ferries, and cruise ships. After breakfast we set out to explore the town. It is filled with all kinds of stores, some high end, lots of sunglass shops . Every town we’ve been to is congested with traffic so that it’s a little scary to cross the road. I’m finding things very expensive, maybe double or triple what I’d expect to pay, so I just haven’t shopped but enjoyed walking around and seeing things. We always go to a supermarket whenever we come on one to see the different items in that kind of store.
This is an eating cruise. There is a large buffet restaurant on the 9th floor of the ship where you can eat almost any time. The buffet has a salad bar, Asian corner with sushi, rice, noodles, a couple of entrees, an Italian corner, a sandwich line, a dessert line, and offering various main dishes like fish, chicken, vegetarian, all kinds of food. Also there is a special dining room where we can make reservations and be served as in a high end restaurant. Usually when we make those reservations we are seated with various other people so we’ve made new friends and had lots of interesting conversations. Last night it was two couples from Holland and a Korean American professor and his wife. This evening we had dinner with a lovely and interesting British couple. Also there are a few other places to eat on the ship. In fact you could almost eat for 24 hours and the food is quite good. (I feel kind of fat! I did walk loops around the deck this afternoon for 40 minutes but…….)

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