I board a very comfortable slouchy-beanbag-chair-covered boat full of tourists and ex-pats, most like me doing their regular three-monthly visa run to this tiny Greek island. There are little over 400 residents, some hotels, pensions, cafes, restaurants and a couple of shops. Apparently people are subsidised by the Greek government for living on the island – holding the frontier.
It ‘s nice to be back in Greece for a brief time – attempting to remember the Greek I spent a painful 3.5 months trying to memorize (it’s almost all gone!), seeing the Greek style of houses and change in culture, and ordering a Greek coffee – Enna Ellinika cafe parakalo.
Four hours later I return to Kaş and to Turkey. The following day I’m back up the mountain at the Rainbow.