I am back after a long break! Back to baking and blogging. Back to Singapore and the start of TWO new Study Groups! Back in the midst of friends and festivals…
There is so much to share. A million thoughts racing through my mind. Two fascinating topics to research, and to present on. The festivals of Dusshera and Diwali to prepare for and celebrate!
But first–my fabulous Greek holiday!
We visited Athens, Patmos, Mykonos and Crete- all interesting and charming places, steeped in history. And Santorini, which we fell in love with!
The Cycladic Islands are famous for their distinctive architecture, with the white sugar-cubed houses, the narrow paved streets, the blue church domes and the colorful doors and window shutters. Blue and white are the dominant colours – decreed by a government diktat in 1937. And the Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas is the one to thank, for the charming houses in the Cyclades.
Santorini- named after Saint Irene by the Venetians- was known in ancient times as Thira. The enormous volcanic eruption of 1650 BCE changed the circular shape of the island and created the famous caldera. Picturesque villages cling to the rim of the caldera, with a centuries old stone path connecting the capital Fira to distant Oia. The 11 km trek has some of the most breathtaking views.