Zante Bound – The Big 25

Ola Muchachos,

Zante for us was not just a trip. It was an experience. An experience filled with activities. We honestly had no free day just to chill by the pool or walk around the town; well apart from the day we actually got there. After having a relaxed stay in Netherlands, I wanted my birthday weekend to be exciting and packed with activities.

WATER SPORTS

For my big day, I traveled to St Nicholas, Vasilikos, which was like an hours drive from our holiday home. I wanted something that wouldn’t take the whole day but would be as exciting and thrilling to help me usher in the new age.

Banana boat ride and sting ray were the agenda of the day.

Banana Boat
Sting Ray

If I was to choose my best between the two, I would definitely say the sting ray. The thrill from doing this was on another level. I can remember one of my friends struggling to hold on as the guy driving the jet ski was cruising in that ocean. If i wasn’t too jazzed about how much fun I was having and how my other friend (Mawira and I) kept insisting for the speed to be increased, I think I would been screaming for my life. Haha. But honestly so much fun. I would definitely do that over and over again.

St Nicholas had some amazing spots for pictures and seeing as it was my birthday, I had to get a few sexy birthday pics. Hehe.

WATER VILLAGE (AKA WATER PARK)

Funny story, the only waterpark I’ve ever been to is the one that used to be a Village Market. Speaking of, why did they even remove it? 🙁 Anyway don’t laugh, I’ve just never had much the time to try out waterparks in the countries I’ve visited. So you can imagine the excitement i had when we finally booked a trip to the Zante water village. The child in me could not contain herself. I went on all the slides. Scary or easy, there was no missing out. Especially considering all the slides were inclusive of the amount we paid; which btw was such a bargain. If i remember it was about 20euros for a full day. What a price?

What a VIEW!
Sky view of the water village.

The white slide behind us was the scariest slide ever. But we did it!!
SQUAD!!

THE CRUISE 

An 8-hour cruise around the beautiful and serene environs of Zakynthos was the agenda for our fourth day and what was the third day of my birthday weekend.

The one thing I loved about the cruise was we could bring our own food and drinks. So be sure the Kenyan in us took advantage and packed a sufficient amount of wine and snacks.

Our Cruise.

One of our cruise stops was at an area called Shipwreck. Below is the reason why it was called that. The place had the clearest blue whats I’ve ever seen in my life. We managed to stop here for about an hour for a swim and sightseeing.

This is the clearest water I’ve ever seen. Noah! too beautiful.

The whole cruise consisted of stopping a different spots to hear about its history or have  a swim.

Such a worthwhile cruise. The views were insane. One word: WOW!

You would think we spent a good amount on the cruise, well nah. even for those 8 hours, it was only about 22 euros.

Forgot to mention that on the actual day of my birthday we went for a foam night party. So much fun. Such an interesting way to end my day. 🙂 I have to say this was a birthday and a half. Very fortunate to spent it this way.

Zante is clearly the place to be for those who want a pocket friendly but amazing holiday. The food, the activities, the night outs…everything were hella reasonable. Especially if I’m comparing to Netherlands where our cash was just being drained.

Im really considering going back but anyway, lets first explore France, Spain and Portugal. Any other destinations?

So until then,

PEACE, LOVE AND NJOONAMI.

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Ushering in the “BIG 25” – Greece Style

Ola Muchachos,

As mentioned in the last post, my birthday week did not just end in Netherlands. We took the celebrations to Greece, in a little LIT town called Zante aka Zakynthos.

Ive always wanted to celebrate my birthday (I mean the actual day of my birthday) in another country and this was the perfect moment. Why? Well because it was one of those special birthdays. THE BIG 25!  I don’t think I would have had it any other way.

The Greece experience all started after a hectic and long overnight stay at London Stansted. Unfortunately our trip to Zante involved flying back into London from Amsterdam. Don’t ask. Flight issues. Now talk about feeling like a prisoner in an airport. The disrespect we received there. We had to sit on the floor because first they close the airport at midnight (surely who does that) and secondly there is just no seating space with no stores or shops open. Then to make things worse, we weren’t allowed to sleep (mind you we had to wait from like 10pm to 5am). The guards literally came to wake us up with threats of being kicked out of the airport. I honestly don’t think I will ever fly to that airport again. Regrets!

Anyway that experience didn’t spoil my birthday weekend in one of the most beautiful and serene locations I’ve ever been too. Greece is legit a country that everyone needs to visit. There are so many beautiful towns and cities. Im even thinking how I need to go to Athens, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos. The list is endless.

OUR BEACH HOLIDAY HOME

Our house was literally one minute to the beach. I could hear the waves hitting against the wall at night. It was a cosy apartment  with a swimming pool and restaurant right beneath it.

Airbnb is clearly the plug. After the luxuriously aesthetic house we got in Netherlands, i had no doubt that the place we would stay in Greece would disappoint and it definitely didn’t.

 

Stay tuned for part two to see what activities we got up to in Zante.

For now,

PEACE, LOVE AND NJOONAMI.

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