Greetings from Greece

I’ve been able to email a bit from internet cafes around greece. Here are 2 emails I have sent to friends and family while away, hope you enjoy them and get a feel for life in Greece!

10.12.03

Hi there! I am in an internet cafe next to the hotel I am staying at. It is still early where you are but after 5pm here. Seven hour time difference is bizarre!!

The water here is so blue, sailboats and mopeds are the transportation of choice! Olga (lena’s mum) is funny and generous, but I am glad to be on my own for a while. She is a poker and I am starting to get bruised.

I have been exploring and doing some shopping. Bought some stickers for my scrapbook. I also found lucite rings here!!!

I met Olga’s sister and brother in law. They have a daughter in college who came with me to one of the monastaries. They only allow you into the monastaries if you are wearing a skirt. She had shorts on and I am wearing pants. At the entrance there are hooks with skirts hanging so you can take
one and put it over your “inappropriate attire” to go in. Very fashionable! I lit some candles and “ate some bread for the Jesus” as Olga says.

Tomorrow we are going to another island. She is hot on me going to Mykonos for 2 days, but I don’t think there will be enough time. I am doing Athens the day before I come home. Today we had a huge lunch with Olga, her sister and other family… you should have seen the amount of food we had! Greek Salad, calamari, fried whitefish, octopus, french fries, italian greens, tsadziki and bread. that was just the appetizers!
I had tomatoes stuffed with rice and ground beef, olga had spaghetti with meat sauce. So good, although I would have been just fine with the appetizers! So much more to tell you. Miss you!!

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