I’ve Fallen in Love…

… with Greece.  We are so happy together.  Italy and I had a good run but I’ve moved on.

I left Italy by train and overnight ferry to Greece.  The ferry was amazing.  It was basically a cruise complete with restaurants, bars and even a disco with a dj blasting music.  I met Tara, a California girl, immediately while waiting in line to board.  And then I met Megan, from British Columbia, while I was moving into the dorms on the ferry.  All three of us traveled together for the next couple of days.  We eventually found out that we booked the same hostel in Athens.

I’ve met so many people in this hostel and it has been fabulous.  I had expected Morocco to be similar and it’s the only reason I didn’t like Morocco that much.  If fact, I’m traveling with Katie from Canada here on Santorini (more on that later).

I spent three nights in Athens and have only seen the Parthenon once in passing on the tram to the beach.  I’ve been wandering the streets of Plaka ducking into shops, eating yummy gyros, and splurging on ice cream.  I’ve been trying new foods such as tzatiki, a greek specialty, made with yougurt, cucumber, dill, and garlic.  It goes good with the roasted pork gyros.  Jealous??

Meaghann arrived last Friday and we immediately hightailed it to Santorini because this past weekend was extremely busy due to May Day.  We’ll get back to Athens later this week to do all the touristy stuff.

Santorini is absolutely amazing just like you would imagine a Greek island to be- narrow cobblestone streets, steep steps, and the occasional donkey.  A Holland America cruise ship was docked today so I imagine it is a bit busier today than usual.  It’s still low season here until July.  Today we spent the afternoon at the black sand beach apparently related to the volcano that erupted hundreds of years ago.  The island was originally round until a volcano erupted through the center.  It is now shaped like a half moon.

Tomorrow, we will be going on an all day cruise around the island including sunset at Oia – supposedly the best place to the see the sunset.  We will also swim in the hot springs near the crater of the volcano.

I’ve been looking for ways to upload some pictures for you all but it’s been a bit of a hassle.  I tried in Morocco and failed miserably.  So, I’m trying.

Well, I’m off to get some dessert and some local wine, yup, Santorini also has a wine country.  What more could a girl want??  Now, do you see why I’m in love!


9 Responses to “I’ve Fallen in Love…”

  1. 1 Mom May 4, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Is it to late for me to come to Greece? It sounds great. Have fun with Meaghann. Take Care. Lova ya!

  2. 2 keri May 5, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    this blog was the first one to make me truly jealous, the food, the dinks, the cruises. how are you going to move on?

  3. 3 Michelle May 5, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    YEAH.. totally jealous… glad to hear you’ve met people to venture around with. Makes it that much more fun im sure. have fun and take care

  4. 4 Gilbert May 5, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I was fine vicariously experiencing the world through you, up until you made all the food and good times sound so great! I am glad you’re having fun!


  5. 5 Amy May 5, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    You got me all excited, for a minute there I thought you found a foriegn lover to make babies with!!! Glad you finally met some other single travelers. hope you and Megan are having fun, not as much fun as we will have in Egypt together.

  6. 6 mandy May 6, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    mmmmmmm, gyros and wine… there really aren’t many more things that a girl could want… well, except for amy’s comment about a foreign lover… lol! i can’t wait to see pictures!

  7. 7 karyn May 7, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Hey Stacy!!!! Sounds like you are having so much fun, i am wishing i was there to see all the beautiful sites you are writting about. Hope we get to see some pictures soon! Just wanted to say hello and we all miss you. Take care and make sure to find a bud light at one of your stops and have one for me “K”!! You can pour it in a glass to make it a little more classy! Just messin’ with ya!


  8. 8 Vanessa May 7, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    I. AM. JEALOUS. Dont leave! Stay there until I can come meet up with you! Well, at least I know where Im going to plan my next vacation. That is if your mom will let me take some time off 😉 J/K Lynne. Forget Thailand. Greece sounds like the place to be!! Cant wait to hear more! Luv and miss u, dear!! Be safe!!

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