Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lotza @ Santorini, Greece (in support of AXA Affin cancer outreach)

Healthy eating isn't something that ordinarily comes easy to us, but a recent visit to Greece made meals of vegetables & fruits a thorough pleasure, thanks to this country's bounty of fine, fresh produce.

The harvest is ripe & rich on the island of Santorini, springing forth from volcanic ash soil that dominates this landscape of starkly majestic cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea that seems to stretch forever.

Santorini's sweet, brightly crimson cherry tomatoes are the people's pride. A natural source of lycopene, an antioxidant compound that some studies suggest could lower the risk of certain types of cancer.

Santorini is also known for its indigenous red wine, which we enjoyed at a three-decade old taverna called Lotza in Santorini's beautiful village of Oia. As with other red wine worldwide, this contains resveratrol, which has been linked to cancer-fighting properties as well.

This blog entry is in support of AXA AFFIN, which is working with the National Cancer Society Malaysia to support cancer patients by funding chemotherapy daycare usage for one cancer patient for every blogger that links back to their 110CancerCare website in their effort to care for cancer patients. Each post provides a cancer patient with one-day funding for daycare usage at the NCSM Treatment Center.
AXA Affin's 110 plan's website: https://www.110cancercare.com





Lotza Restaurant
Oia, Santorini, Greece

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38 comments:

  1. awh, so beautiful, a bit sad as i didn't go santorini~

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    1. Mr Lonely: ya, can try again next time!

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  2. This is amazingly beautiful!

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    1. Linda: i loved it a lot! =)

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  3. Ahhhhhh!!!! This was where you went on your holiday. Hope you had a great time. Didn't have any of their sweet pastries, what do you call them now?

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    1. Suituapui: yes, there were some magical moments indeed! :D ooo, maybe baklavas, heh :D

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  4. P.S.
    Photos remind me of the setting in the movie, Mamma Mia, the musical.

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    1. Suituapui: u're right! mamma mia was filmed mostly on a greek island too, though not santorini but not too different =)

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  5. breath-taking views, would be great to relax here and watch the world goes by....

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    1. Ken: yeah, i enjoyed spending time at the restaurants with a great view here!

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  6. Gorgeous. Greece is truly beautiful. This year alone I have 5 friends who had gone to Greece.. is there some kind of promo going on that I do not know about? LOL
    Hope to see and learn more of Greek food and Greek culture from you Sean!

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, i don't know about any greek promo, but this was actually an impromptu decision made by a friend who wanted to travel! :D

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  7. Ahhhh I want to visit Santorini too! So beautiful, envying....

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    1. CK: ya, i think you would love santorini too! :D

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  8. Gorgeous photos! I would love to visit Santorini one day :)

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    1. Baby Sumo: it'd be quite a cool place for a family vacation! =)

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  9. Oh my, my dream place!!! So jelly you now, I wish to visit there one day too T_T

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    1. 比比: hope you'll have the opportunity someday and that you'll enjoy this place too! =)

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  10. Waahhh....one of my dream vacation!!

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    1. Melissa: ya, santorini was a last-minute decision, but am glad it happened! =)

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  11. I have never been to Santorini, but heard a lot of it. Wonderful place to visit.

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    1. Cquek: it's worth visiting, definitely! =)

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  12. Gorgeous! Santorini is so on my bucket list! :) Glad you had a good holiday (although you didn't say that.. but you couldn't possibly say otherwise after those beautiful pics). :D

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    1. Drops Of Contentment: you're right, it was a good one! :D i'm not sure i'll ever return to santorini, since once was probably enough, but it's an incredible place indeed and you can make a lot of wonderful memories here =)

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  13. yes lycopenes are in most red fruit! well done.. so healthy la you've become and well done on support cancer patients! Am so jealous of your trip too.. can't say it enough ;)

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    1. Ciki: thanks! yay for lycopenes =) and yes, this greek trip was a real highlight of the year! :D

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  14. yay, Santorini! Surely one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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    1. Foot fringe: I shall bow to your superior wisdom on beauty!

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  15. Hi, may I know how did you travel to Greece? I saw a hotel package in Greece on Groupon and hopefully can get some travel information about journey from you. Many thanks! :)

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    1. Janice: we traveled independently on a klm flight to athens from kl. It's fairly easy, with a three-hour transit through Amsterdam =)

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    2. btw, is there any visa requirement or anything to travel to Greece? besides cash.. lol

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    3. Janice: you're welcome. No visa or other requirements for Malaysians =)

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    4. Janice: hope u enjoy the trip, if you go.

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