Just Landed

In response to the Daily Post Challenge

Stranger in a Strange Land

The plane left an had Inclement Northern city airport in the UK to land on a Warm Green Spot, somewhere in the Mediterranean.  The first thing I had noticed was the heat, I had been told it would take a day or two to adjust to the increase.  We went through customs and then sat in the Airport Terminal, waiting for our Bags to join us.

Then, there was the bus ride.  Having just travelled miles by air, we were now going miles by road.  The road signs came into forms local and English…I thanked the stars for picking up a local phrasebook – I would need it later.  The roads bended one way and the next, hugging mountainous territory.  The site of Azure blue seas never too far in the distance.   The bus stopped along the way at various stops on the road – dropping fellow passengers of at their place of rest.  The Local wildlife just looked on and chirped.

The Flora of this new place was amazing.  On the coastal path colours of pinks, oranges and yellows collided with Sandstone and Marble White – then there was the colour blue, it appeared everywhere – not at least in some of the domed rooftops that lined the streets. Behind that, windmills in the fields , where grapevines shared land with olive groves.

And then we’d arrived….”Alykanas” the road sign said, In the next few days I would be experiencing the delights of Ionian life, from the wonderful local cuisine to the warmth of the locals and their wonderful culture and scenery.  I’d also master a few stock phrases to pick up one or two things from the markets, and be instructed in the art of local dance.

I got into my beach gear and having made a note of the apartment number made a beeline for some wonderful white sand, and a sea where friendly fish said hello.

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