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Welcome to islandwalking.com! This site contains travelling and trekking tips for the Greek islands as well as many other islands in or not too far from the Mediterranean. It is not intended to replace any tourist or walking guides that you might have, it is only a small supplement. And indeed, it is even a prerequisite for most of the descriptions of walks on these pages that you own the guide book(s) referred to in the text.

In this blog you can also expect rants about just about anything else possibly related to walking as well as music or computers or beer or other “interesting” topics.

This site is dedicated to my mother Elsa (1934-2013)

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New Anavasi Amorgos

Yet another new map from Anavasi. The Anavasi Amorgos [10.27] (1:32000). I wish I had a map like this when I visited Amorgos years ago…

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New Anavasi Milos

I have updated my Milos page with information about which current map you should use when visiting the island. Here is the brand new Anavasi Milos-Kimolos-Polyvos [10.45] (1:32000). Also have a look at the great number of other maps published by Anavasi.

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Walking on Spetses

Had a great time on Spetses using this excellent walking map. I think it is my destiny more and more to use these very good maps and break free from the guide books. I always seem to spend almost as much time trying to figure out the walking guides than to do any actual walking, while a serious walking map would have suited me much better. I mean, the guide books even forced me to create this web site to begin with to try to correct all the errors! (So it ain’t all bad…)

An internet friend of mine characterized one particular and fairly formidable writer as being “unable to explain his way out of a paper bag”. I will not agree 100%, but I do get the point. I think the future will be even more interesting now…

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A Brand New Item

I wonder how this works…

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Twenty-Two

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Twenty-One

Say no more… 😉

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New Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Zoom Lens

And BTW, this new lens of mine was used on this trip. Well, it should not make the pictures worse at least… 😉

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Pictures from Greece 2017

New pictures are added:

Piraeus
Spetses
Athens

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Twenty

My Ingress portal number twenty is up, another one in Brumunddal. Well, I have several more lined up, hopefully some more will be accepted in the following weeks/months.

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Ginger Beer with Sushi

This is another at first maybe surprising drink with Sushi. When you think about it, it should not be so strange. After all Ginger is served with your Sushi… The above example, a highly potent Ginger Ale at 8% ABV, might not be your first choice, but it does work well with food.

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