Ancient Thira, Santorini

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My first solo vacation, drove this car to top of Ancient Thira. Hit a huge stone, survived with minor scratches. Had to ask random Americans for help to go to the nearest petrol station to call the car company to tow the car. Sat on a stranger’s bike, toured around Santorini for free to car repair shop. My phone was spoilt so I had to borrow shop owner’s phone to call back Citibank Singapore to activate my credit card for overseas usage. Paid more than 1k euro for the car damage. I don’t know how I managed to do it but I thank God that I am still alive. I had so much guts lol

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Paradise Santorini

Santorini, Greece

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Wow! Wow! Wow! It has been almost a year since I update my blog. Anyone miss reading my blog? Anyway, I don’t think so except myself. I guess I am losing myself bits by bits, getting a little lazy to travel and writing crap/memories on my blog. Gonna try my best to find back my passion for travel and photography.

 

How to get to Santorini from Singapore? 

I took Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Istanbul, Turkey. From Istanbul, I took Aegean Airlines to Athens and then to Santorini. However, you can now take the twice weekly flight from Singapore Airlines to Athens directly between June and October 2014. I was really anxious to travel to Santorini and I had a long break from work and this was why I decided to pay more to travel.

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Why did I choose Santorini?

Stunning photos right! I have always wanted to travel to Santorini. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I really have to say this is one of my best holidays ever. On top of that, this is the first time I took an airplane out of Singapore and explored a foreign place entirely alone. It is not that dangerous as I thought it might be. It is a great experience and I have always wanted to do it badly. So glad that I have the guts to do it! YOLO MAN!

 

Some of the places that I have visited

1. Fira 

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2. Oia

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3. Amoudi Bay

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4. Volcano Island

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5. Kamari Beach

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6. Ancient Thira

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These are some of the dishes I have in Santorini. Seafood like fresh sea bream and fried calamari are MUST-TRY! I really enjoyed my life in Santorini. Who says traveling alone is boring? I have so much fun. I wake up everyday late, eat what I want and go where I want. I plan my trips very impromptu and I believe this should be the way how you should enjoy traveling. I used to plan my holiday itinerary and follow it rigidly which really stresses me out. So now, I will just google the must-go places but the best and easy way is just ask the locals especially your friendly concierge!

 

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Ending my blog entry with the sunset photo I took in Fira. Miss the days I get to watch the sun set everyday while enjoying my dinner with a glass of wine. Till then…