Island in the Sun

Trip Start May 24, 2006
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Trip End Aug 02, 2006


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Sunday, June 11, 2006

I'm going to Santorini tomorrow. I probably paid too much and it's not in my budget, but I figured might as well. I really wanted to hit one island and this one just happened. After much searching with the travel agencies and the place below my hostel, I decided that it's not too much money to go and I'm here anyway. It's something I would've probably regretted if I hadn't done. It also means that I'll be taking one less day in Athens though. It's such a short time here. I think that overall I'm just missing the museums as I've pretty much hit most of the big sites here. It'll be nice to go somewhere where you're meant to relax though. Ohrid was big on relaxation but the church tour was too much to make the place be entirely relaxing.

I'm excited.

Oh yeah, today I went to the Filipino party for Independence Day. I found out it's actually tomorrow, but there's a Greek religious holiday this Monday, so the Filipinos are partying early. I didn't realize there was so much of a presence here in Athens. I actually found the consulate in Thessaloniki as well. So there really is a population. I had siopao and ensaimada and other Filipino delicacies. Some guys at my hostel were also wandering around with me at that time so they tried halo-halo for the first time and they actually liked it. They described it as having a new and exciting taste with each bite. There's even Filipino masses at the big cathedral each week at 5pm in Tagolog. You learn something new when you wander around.
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