On the boat
Trip Start Sep 07, 2005
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Today I went and met with Sterios, and the 2 of us headed off to his boat. He set up an unbrella on the boat to shade me from the sun, and I sat up front dangling my feet in the water. It is so blue, and warm! It was a very relaxing day.
He took me out to Thirassia, a tiny island off Santorini, where we wandered through the village and had lunch at a taverna. On the way back we drove past the marina in front of the caldera, where I could see the donkeys carrying people up the steep path. Later we went out to drop his finshing nets, which he will retrieve in the morning
Tonight I watched the sunset over the edge of the island, it was breathtaking. Although very crowded as tour buses come from other parts of the island to watch the sunset.
The hostel is fun, and in a great location. I have met people from Austria, Germany, Taiwan, Autralia, New Zealand, and one Canadian! It's neat to see the interaction between the different travellers. Most conversations start off with where are you from, where have you been, where are you going next, and how long have you been away. One girl was telling me her stories of having just come thorugh the middle east by herself, and what a great time she had! And she said she had no problems in Turkey.
The food has been great, and I've even tried a few new things, like Moussaka, which I liked. And, shockingly, I even ate feta!! (and I'm still alive). There is a pastry called Bourrasa which is pretty tasty as well. Although the jury is still out on putting french fries in souvlaki pitas. A bit weird. Tonight I am hoping for some fresh fish!
The only down side to the day was a dog fight
Tomorrow I plan to go to Fira, the capital for the day. And then Monday I think I will head to Naxos...