Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer in the City

Well, not exactly city... but anyway.
Since I haven't planned any week-long getaways this year, I decided to enjoy our little town (plain old Yannena) as much as possible. Yes, this means more pictures of sunsets and the lake!

Today I tried this amazing sparkling water. It's flavored with mastiha. I'm addicted to sparkling water and I love the taste of mastiha so this was love at first sip.

After that, we walked by the lake (what a surprise!) but we were very lucky because just then the sun happened to be going down behind the mountains. The pictures don't do it justice. It was beautiful.







I'm also very happy today because my students who took their B2 exams last May successfully passed! Yay!

Have a nice relaxing weekend! ;)



44 comments:

  1. Wonderful! What do I see on the other side of the river, a gorgeous merry go round? Have a relaxed weekend skillful teacher!

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    1. It is a merry-go-round but my cell phone takes blurry pictures when I zoom in.
      Have a great weekend too! It's nice to see you back! ;)

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  2. Ohhh Yes I know Mastika, this is a kind of Greek raki..? Turkish raki is so hard but I don't know the taste of mastika.. Do you know we have a traditional song and its name is ' mastika '..:))
    All your photos are wonderful dear my friend.. I like to look your nice blog..:))

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    1. Mastiha is used in lots of products and one of them is an alcoholic drink (which tastes great!!). Raki is a different thing and we do have it here, too. It's very storng and we usually drink it in the winter. How interesting that you have a song named after mastiha!

      Thank you for all your kind words Beck! ;)

      Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Wow what a great end of the week for you..

    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. It was nice.
      Enjoy your weekend, too! :)

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  4. Oh ja, wahrlich ein schöner Ausflug mit tollen Bildern und Eindrücken...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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    1. Thank you Cloudy!
      Enjoy the weekend! :)

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  5. ¸.•♫°`♡彡
    Belo por do sol, belas fotos.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ¸.•♫°`♡彡✿⊱╮

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    1. Bom fim de semana to you too!
      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  6. Looks like an absolutely wonderful day. Best wishes to you, Tammy

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    1. Thanks for visiting Tammy! Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  7. I haven't heard of " mastiha" but looks good for summer♡♡♡
    Happy for both of you and your student♡♡♡
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. It tastes great!
      Thanks Miyako, have a nice weekend! :)

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  8. Beautiful! Perfect end to a week.
    Victoria xx

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  9. Great pictures of the lake have a great weekend

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  10. I'm so glad they passed their tests! I'm always worried my kids take their AP exams...bad scores look bad for teachers! Congrats!

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    1. That's true! It's such a relief when everyone does well! :)

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  11. Sin duda son unas bonitas fotos en el lago.

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  12. Your lake pictures are gorgeous! I like sparkling water too. Have a nice Sunday.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  13. Τι όμορφη που είναι η χώρα μας !!! Και ειδικά η ΄Ηπειρος ! Αυτές τις μέρες διαβάζω ένα βιβλίο σχετικά με την απελευθέρωση των Ιωαννίνων στους Βαλκανικους Πολέμους 1912-1913 ! Πολύ ενδιαφερών με πολλές λεπτομέρειες ...
    Ολυμπία

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    1. Εχετε δικιο, παρ'ολα τα στραβα της η Ελλαδα ειναι πολυ ομορφη. Την επανεκτιμησα πριν λιγες μερες που φιλοξενουσαμε κοσμο απο Αμερικη και την ειδα μεσα απο τη δικη τους ματια.
      Καλη Κυριακη να εχετε! :)

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  14. Magnific Sunset...very beautiful pic

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    1. Thank you Carlo!
      Welcome to the blog! Thanks for becoming a follower! :)

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  15. Your sunset pictures are very beautiful and the lake looks like a lovely place to visit.
    I've never heard of mastiha before so I looked it up - I imagine it must taste a wee bit like maple syrup, would I be right?

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    1. I think I tried maple syrup when I was in the US and it was just sweet. mastiha has a very special taste and it's only produced on Chios island, here in Greece. I love mastiha chewing gum and mastiha liquer! This sparkling water tastes really good, too.

      Check out this site: mastihashop.co.uk/chios-mastiha-p-89.html
      (although their products are slightly overpriced)'

      Enjoy the new week! :)

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  16. Oh, what gorgeous sunset pictures. What a beautiful place! And congrats to your students and to you for passing their exams. Have a great week ahead!...Heidi

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    1. Thank you Heidi!
      Have a great week! :)

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  17. These are beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing. =)

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  18. Lovely photos and congratulations to you and your students!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Sparkling water is so refreshing.

    And, that sunset, wow! Ahhhmazing! The pictures are fabulous and you say they don't do it justice... must have been breathtaking in person. Lovely :)

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  20. Hello Erica!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    It was really beautiful! :)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  21. Beautiful photos and post!!! I follow you now!
    Take a look on my blog and if you like follow me too.
    Hablas español?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Welcome and thank you for becoming a follower! :)

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  22. Good Afternon Sexta-feira
    hope you are well.

    Can I ask you to pop over to
    http://www.cruisinoversixty.com

    it is a blog by a lovely lady
    and she has very few followers
    and I think you might enjoy it.

    You know what it is like starting off it is quite difficult to get followers.

    If you get a minute that would be great!
    You can tell her I sent you!

    Thanks

    x

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    1. Sure Fiona!
      I'm off to check it out! :)

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