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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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Gose with Sushi

Usually I drink Sake with my Sushi, but someone recommended Gose. Gose is a very sour style of beer, and I quite enjoyed it. The above bottle is a Norwegian one that I could get at my local outlet. I liked it, maybe you will too.

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Nineteen

My Ingress portal number 19 is up, more than two years after my last accepted submission to the portal network, and more that a year and a half since it was originally submitted.

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Azure Window No More

This is very sad. It is reported from Malta that the beautiful Azure Window on the island of Gozo collapsed completely Wednesday morning during a storm. Above is how it looked in 2004 when I visited.

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Lanzarote Updates

After 13 years is was about time to finally update the Lanzarote page.

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New Photos from Lanzarote

New pictures from Lanzarote are added to the photo album.

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The Year in Beer (and other beverages)

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MO:ULa Revisited

I recently installed MO:ULa on a brand new computer that had only seen Windows 10, and ran into a few new problems that I had not seen previously. It is all covered in their forum though, but these are the new things that had to be taken care of:

  1. Install DirectX 9, see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/179113.
  2. Unzip http://account.mystonline.com/download/MOULaSupportFiles.zip and put these dlls into the same folder as UruLauncher.exe.
  3. Also note that at least if you use the web installer UruLauncher has to run as Administrator the first time around, to be able to install the rest of the game.
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Greek Rosé Wine

I must admit that Rosé Wine is usually not my first choice. It is the only wine I have so little respect for that I sometimes pack it with a picnic when I am out walking. After residing on my backback potentially for several hours its temperature will be far from optimal…

Greece and Rosé Wine also has not previously worked out for me. We sort of started out on the wrong foot on my very first island vacation. I remember I tried a Boutari Rosé that I saw others happily drinking. That was a mistake, it tasted like cat pee.

This, on the other hand, is a different beast. The best Rosé I have ever tasted. Probably the most expensive too, but…

GAIA AGIORGITIKO 14-18 h

GAIA AGIORGITIKO 14-18 h

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Poros Report

A small report from my visit to Poros can be found here.

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Poros Pictures

I have added pictures from the Greek island of Poros to my photo album (and just a few from Athens).

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