‘sAll Greek to Me

Santorini Isalnd, Greece, cannot be contained in photos. But here they are nonetheless…

This was paradise after some of the places we had stayed.

This was paradise after some of the places we had stayed.

Mariah and I began laughing hysterically as soon as we were shown this room. We just sat on the balcony and enjoyed the breeze coming through the windows, sure that we were the at butt end of some mistake. Alas, it was not, we were welcomed to Greece with a glass of local wine, and thus began the idyllic last leg of our EroTrip 2009.

The view from our hotel balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The view from our hotel balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

There are about 7 churches to every family of Santorinians.

There are about 7 churches to every family of Santorinians.

Cruisin' on our quad.

Cruisin' on our quad.

We rented a quad for the two and a half day stay (why hadn’t we made it 2 and a half weeks?!) and spent our time touring beaches, Oia, and the locals!

Arriving in Oia for the world famous sunsets.

Arriving in Oia for the world famous sunsets.

The Greecian flag serenading the Oia crowds.

The Greecian flag serenading the Oia crowds.

It wasn't tourist season yet, so we had many of the beaches to ourselves.

It wasn't tourist season yet, so we had many of the beaches to ourselves.

The nightlit city streets of Oia.

The nightlit city streets of Oia.

For two and a half days, we were in heaven on earth. We saw donkeys, thousands of stairs, beautiful beaches (and beautiful Greecians), ate the most fresh and delicious food you can imagine, and had the honor of meeting Poppy and her husband who ran the hotel we stayed in. If I ever had a second home, it would be here.

"This is a field." That is my Greek translation... and 100% incorrect.

"This is a field." That is my Greek translation... and 100% incorrect.

Obviously, walking is the favored way of travel.

Obviously, walking is the favored way of travel.

GREEK SALAD

1 cucumber, sliced and quartered

1 tomato, quartered

1/4 white onion, sliced

5-10 kalamata olives

1-2 ounces feta cheese (can be crumbled, or left in block)

Capers (optional)

Dressing:

Light olive oil and a hint of white wine vinegar drizzeled over the top of this amazing work of art called a salad. So delicious.

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2 August 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Europe, Hiking/Backpacking, travel.

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