Do drink enough!!!
For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the city of Corfu due to the fact the average temperature in the city is much higher than other areas at the island.
Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
* The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
* Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
* Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
* Blood is 92% water;
* Water protects and cushions vital organs;
·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
* Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.
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- Hiking and Walking
The island of Corfu has moped rentals nearly every street you walk down and that means the island`s roads are full of novice drivers, in which some cases people have never rode them before and can`t remember what side of the road to drive on.Also there`s hardly any paths(sidewalks) to walk on so becareful when walking around as these things are flying around everywhere. You`ve been warned.
Reading a map
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explain why Relinde turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
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- Historical Travel
- Family Travel
Just look around when you arrive at the airport at the people departing! Will give you some idea of what you could be in for ! The departure lounge looks a bit like an episode of ER. Whether its moped accidents, alcohol related injuries or a mixture of both it seemed very easy to injure yourself in Corfu! Pavements can be very treacherous and the roads are not kept to the highest standard. But with a little care you should be fine. I've been to Corfu twice for two weeks and had no trouble. But be warned!
Really bad drivers!
Yep! The Corfu drivers drive like hypnotized. Must be the climate. I met enough locals and enough of them were injured from a car/bike accident. Watch it! If you consider renting a bike or a moped, think twice.
Avoid the Kavos resort. This is the southernmost point of the island. We went there because of the Cap Asprokavos - very nice place with the ruins of a monastery. But we had to pass through the resort - I believe the ugliest place in the island! Crowded of sunburned tourists, bars, English pubs, tourist shops, even the cinema was there! Nothing to do with the original atmosphere of a Greek island.
Freaky Swimwear !
Beware... If you see anyone dressed like this avoid them !!
My friend took this swimsuit with her and I said that if she wore that to the beach, she'd be going alone, its a traffic hazard !!
Thought I'd have a laugh trying it on though
You won't find a cheap hotel there.
In the cheapest I found I payed 9000 GRD per night (for one person). In other regions of Greece you can find hotels for the half of that price!
A canal keeps the old fortress...
A canal keeps the old fortress away from the mainland making the fortress placed on an small island. The canal is 15 meter deep and 30 meter wide. Don't fall into it! =)
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