Surprisingly yesterday, two of my closest friends invited me for a talk over tea. And since it was a drizzling Saturday afternoon and my engagements at home were rather close to boring, I did not hesitate to accept the rare invitation.
It was, to a certain extent, an exciting encounter since I don’t get to see them quite often. And given the nature of work that they have, it would not surprise me that communicating over SMS or making a phone call would appear to be elusive to them.
Anyway, so we went out and met in a coffee shop. Time seemed to pass by swiftly as the conversation progressed. Jay, who traveled to most countries in Southeast Asia, shared his sentiments of dying to get out of the country and, this time, spend a month-long vacation in Kelafonia, Greece.
Mary and I gave him a confused look. We initially thought he said California until he mentioned Greece. Well, it rhymes with the name anyway. Hence, the title Kelafonia dreaming. Like Katy Perry’s song? You get the picture.
Thanks to my little knowledge of Greece and its neighboring countries, Kelafonia is a mountainous island that flourished after it was devastated by an earthquake in 1953. It’s equipped with beautiful landscapes, long sugary beaches with cool restaurants, dense vegetation, Venetian castles, ancient orthodox churches, traditional villages, archaeological ruins, a National park for the protection of the fauna and flora, bars and several museums.
The very thought gave us shivers down our spine. And because the three of us shared the zest to enjoy life and explore new and exciting places, we decided to include this awesome island to our wanderlust list, given the time and resources, perhaps in the next 5-10 years.
Images by http://kelafonia.co.uk