August 14, 2008

the greek isles

Posted in greece tagged , , , , at 2:06 am by Malia Yoshioka

paros, greece

life in the greek isles moves at a deliciously slowwww pace. the picture above is from the island of paros, where you can wander the maze-like streets and get lost on purpose. (we spent most of the afternoon doing this).

today we’re on the island of mykonos which is more popular, yet i actually think i liked the slower pace and the quiet hush of the streets in paros better! granted, we’re not getting to see all of these islands in the 24 hours (or less!) that we remain in their ports, and so really this trip is just to whet our appetites for the greek isles. it’s like coming to hawaii and only getting to see waikiki!

we’ll definitely be back…

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August 9, 2008

hacking easycruise: day 1

Posted in greece tagged , , at 12:10 am by Malia Yoshioka

it’s 6pm and we’re on the back deck of the easycruise ship watching the haze of athens recede into the horizon. so far so good for kim and i, which is pretty amazing given our last experience together on a ship. we spent the entire hour aboard the “fun ship” in nusa lembongan, bali curled up in the fetal position, wanting to die.

i watch as a seagull soars effortlessly overhead, keeping pace with the ship, while taking a sip from the “cocktail of the day” – a sugary sweet concoction that tastes a little like a melted popsicle to me but has enough alcohol to make it worth the five euro price tag. stretching my legs out on the deck chair in front of me, i sigh. i know i’ve been traveling for seven months now, but it actually feels like a vacation for once!
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August 8, 2008

athens

Posted in greece tagged , , , at 11:10 pm by Malia Yoshioka

museum of agora excavations, athens

athens… it’s literally a dream come true. i’ve wanted to come to greece forever! it’s yet another thing to cross off my “30 things to do before i’m 30 list” – eating real greek food in greece! and today we’ll be crossing off one more, number 11 – take a cruise vacation!
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