Out of the billions of options on the planet from which to choose, this amazing person picked me to join him on his journey through life almost 21 years ago. Sometimes I still wonder why. It involves every aspect of the word “love.” That’s all I need to know. My friends can legitimately say that I married up! Not offended in the least. No question he’s enjoying our sail around the Aegean Sea. Many wonderful additions have been made to our museum of memories.
Near Kusadasi, Turkey and not far from Ephesus, we were treated to an amazing carpet making demonstration/experience. Each one handmade. The silkworms that feast only on mulberry trees are harvested and their silk made into stunning creations, some taking years. Scores of carpets were rolled out and we were “required” to remove our shoes and walk around, lay down, experience these beautiful creations up close and personal. Tempted, we escaped without making an investment.
As my friends know, I really don’t like beer! When its tag line is “HIP HOPPY KICK ASS ALE” and it’s the pride of Santorini, one should at least give it a taste. I did. Almost finished the whole bottle. Sorry. Still not a fan.
Patmos, you created exceptional memories. A sensational sunrise as we docked. Spectacular views, stunning vistas, the delightful whitewashed buildings AND caramelized calamari. And now we’re sailing to Santorini.
We enjoyed aprivate dinner last evening in the courtyard in front of the Celsus Library among the spectacular ruins of ancient Ephesus, Turkey. I have no recollection of what was on the menu. My plate was clean so I assume it was delicious. Contemplating walking on the same marble and in the footsteps of so many “celebrity” ancients in such a place was seriously magical, unforgettable!
The iconic windmills of Mykonos. We got lost roaming the narrow streets and alleys...it’s the thing to do in Mykonos and we nailed it.
Mykonos sunrise speaks for itself.
Koulouri. What’s for breakfast on many street corners in Athens. Like a soft pretzel but NOT. Like a regular pretzel but NOT. Like a round breadstick but NOT. Like a KOULOURI, exactly! Delicious!
The Athens Dimotiki Agora (public market) had interesting delicacies on our Athens food walking tour today. Exceptional! A great part of travel is experiencing the food and we certainly did that in a big and delicious way! Thankfully, we did not have an “opportunity” to try out the bull parts.
View eating breakfast in the hotel rooftop restaurant was not awful! Atop the acropolis in Athens sits the spectacular Parthenon. We went up to the Grande Bretagne Rooftop Garden Restaurant for an early breakfast…because that’s what jet lag does…and we were greeted with this spectacular view.