Trip Start Oct 22, 2010
4Trip End Oct 29, 2010
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Where I stayed
Aquis Corfu Holiday Palace
However we eventually found ourselves checking in, where we were informed by an extremely unimpressed stewardess that we were 4kg overweight. A hasty re-arrangement ensued, which resulted in several items of Vicky's clothing strewn over the airport floor. With each shoe (and flipper) we removed, the weight decreased and eventually the stewardess had had enough and allowed us on with only one extra kg
We arrived unscathed in Corfu (perhaps due to the fact that we had to sit separately). The hotel had clearly been a luxury one its day, which was sometime in the early 1970's. However, the retro-feel added a definite sense of escapism, almost as if we had stepped back in time and onto the set of 'Knight Rider', complete with extras styling themselves in leather and flares.However, it had a pool and private beach, as well as, dangerously, Corfu's only Casino.
Having had a total of two hours sleep, we collapsed into bed and just about managed to stumble down in time for dinner. As we were on a half-board package deal, we were rather expecting burger and chips every night, but were pleasantly surprised to find fish and a rather intriguing aubergine concoction in a 'traditional' tomato sauce.
The next day we were still fairly shattered, although we did make it down for breakfast - albeit whilst the waiters were busy packing everything away. We decided that as the sun had decided to make a guest appearance, we would spend the next day on the beach.
Unfortunately, Danny managed to cause severe injury to his back on the first day (don't worry Danny, it happens as you get older)