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MidtownGuy
October 5th, 2006, 09:08 PM
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MidtownGuy
October 5th, 2006, 09:14 PM
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MidtownGuy
October 5th, 2006, 09:28 PM
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lofter1
October 5th, 2006, 09:29 PM
fantastic ^^^

and the food ???

ablarc
October 5th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Wow! Those colors!!

MidtownGuy
October 5th, 2006, 10:46 PM
The food was delicious. Greek and Italian eateries abound, but one can also find lots of other international choices such as various Asian or Mexican. Eons of tourism have led the locals to be cosmopolitan and worldly, you get lots more food choices than you do in France or Italy. In Corfu, as in much of Greece, the locals often speak at least 3 languages- Greek, English, and some other like Italian, German and/or French. We found the prices for food and drink were more reasonable than in most of Italy, where we paid a euro or more for a small bottled water, which in Greece is 50 cents. Simple items like fruit juices, sodas, and snacks are much cheaper in Greece, and easier to find because there are kiosks on every block of most towns.
That puzzled us throughout the Italy part of the trip- why is every little thing sold from a separate store? If you want a newspaper, gum, soda, and tobacco, that would mean 4 separate stores. In Greece you would find all those things in one kiosk, plus maybe some cd's and a necklace. Go figure.

ablarc
October 5th, 2006, 11:00 PM
That puzzled us throughout the Italy part of the trip- why is every little thing sold from a separate store? If you want a newspaper, gum, soda, and tobacco, that would mean 4 separate stores... Go figure.
Smells like government regulation. Licensing laws?

lofter1
October 6th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Well, nobody does anything in the same way as the Italians.

Confounding -- but keeps it unique.