Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Map of Blue Domes

Someone asked for this. Click on it to make it bigger. The main building is to the right, the beach to the left.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A few more pics…

A week after we left, I still miss Blue Domes! Posted a few shots to a site where you can see them in higher resolution. Once you select a picture, click on the magnifying glass to see a larger version.

Click here to see them.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

The journey ends…

Today is the 5th of June and I sit in the Kos airport thinking about the wonderful vacation we just had. Not sure what else I can say except that I don’t think I would change anything about our trip. If you’re headed to Blue Domes, prepare yourself for a wonderful vacation. If not, why not? :)kos from patio_2994 Panorama (1024x340)IMG_3080

Friday, June 4, 2010

Rude Ruskies? Jerky Germans?

As we were researching the resort prior to getting here, we read plenty of accounts of people observing poor behavior from folks, often identifying them by their nationality. As I’ve been known to have a short fuse from time to time, getting into a confrontation over the type of behavior I read about was one of my biggest personal concerns. After spending 10 days here, I can share our experience: We didn’t see any over-the-top acts of complete rudeness or aggression. We did see some of the embarrassing behavior one can expect almost any time several hundred people congregate, especially people from different cultures.
A few tips/observations that will be obvious to the well-mannered among us and utterly lost on some:
  • Don’t “hover” over people who are eating (especially in the theme restaurants) while waiting for a table
  • Don’t allow your kids to run berserk during the evening performances
  • Don’t stand up and walk out of the evening performance while someone is on stage performing
  • Wait in line for a table on the patio at breakfast time. As hard as it is for some to believe, none of us is more important than the others
  • When you approach a bar, take note of people that were in line before you and defer to them before ordering your drinks
  • Don’t “reserve” a lounge chair by leaving your towel on it for hours during prime pool time (and try to use as few as possible as these chairs are scarce)
  • Treat resort employees with respect, e.g., people at the front desk, restaurant wait staff. They are working extremely hard under trying conditions that they don’t necessarily control.

Slip slide’n away…

Today we went to one of the Mitsis hotels next door so the kids could play on the huge slides they have there. They had a blast until my youngest came down head first and bumped her head (no biggie, but she has a robin’s egg on her forehead).IMG_3229 (1024x683)IMG_3263 (683x1024)Although it’s a perfectly fine hotel, going over there really makes you appreciate Blue Domes.

This just about does it…

I think we’ve tried just about every dish at all the theme restaurants. The wife had risotto with truffles for lunch at the Italian place; I had risotto with chicken.IMG_3093 (1024x682) IMG_3094 (1024x683)