hello blogging friends! I am happy to be back from my vacation in Greece. After the summer of constant rain, I really needed to see the sun for a few weeks.
Greece was beautiful as always. As soon as we arrived we headed to the village where some of my relatives live, and after getting our stuff put away in the little guest house we were staying in, headed to the beach. The beach is a 20 minute walk from the house, and on the Aegean Sea. You can see it in the picture below, which was taken from our house.
The first week was so busy, as we headed to Athens for 5 days. We visited the new National Museum, which was incredible! Shopped in Athens, enjoyed greek food, visited the market place of Monesteraki- where we purchased cute touristy gifts, traveled to the island of Syros for an overnight stay, and of course, enjoyed the night life.
The second week we headed back to the village we were staying in, and the remaining vacation was more relaxed. Beach twice a day, lots of food of course, and going to cafes in the evening. Great for the first few days, but I was getting a bit restless without any computer access.
I was hoping to lose some weight from all the exercise, but unfortunately, the bakery near our house was just too tempting. There is nothing as delicious as Greek bread, or pastries.
We were happy to find 3 stray cats where we were staying. There was a mother, and 2 kittens, afraid of humans. With a bit of work, we had them coming when we whistled, and we fed them the whole time we were there. They were filling in quite nicely, and it was sad to leave them to fend for themselves again. I know our relatives thought we were crazy.
Greece is beautiful, but the one thing I had a problem with is the treatment of animals. I can't bear to see stray dogs roaming the streets, dodging cars and uncaring people. Or so many thin, flea infested cats. I can only hope for a new generation of children that understands that we must love all things on this earth if we are to survive.
I took lots of photos, and will put some of them up on my Flickr page, so check back soon if you'd like to see.
As nice as my vacation was, I was so looking forward to coming back home. I love Canada, and wouldn't trade it for anything (well, maybe for California, lol!). I am glad to be home, and look forward to getting out the art supplies, and creating!