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My Big Fat Greek Holiday

In May I visited Greece for a brief vacation. Marvelous, of course, as we spent time in Athens, Santorini, and Crete. I was part of a group of 14 women on a Sights and Soul tour group. Never done that before, and it was a revelation.

I'd like to share this experience with you. What would you like to know about?

*Getting groped on the airplane?
* My black eye?
* Being lost & found as a travel strategy?
* Coming to terms with being a world traveler on a tour?
* How hard it was to meet ordinary Greeks, and how I managed it (a little).
* Greek economy...one Greek woman's view?
* Finding the Atelier Spyros Vassiliou?
* Luxury & indulgence?
* Finding the Wall Paintings of Thera exhibit?
* Yacht trip around Santorini?
* Slow food @ Taverna Dounias in Drakona with Steleois?

Something else? Let me know what you want to know by commenting below.

"Thank you" in Greek is pronounced "Efxaristo" emphasizing the final "o".

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  1. I can't pick just one as they all sound like wonderful chapters within the larger story that is your trip on your to Greece. It was fun following your hot links in this post to get the flavor of the journey. I'll look forward to reading as it's written and shared here.

  2. Thanks, Janean. Perhaps you'd like to know more about the slow food adventure. We went up into the White Mountains to visit and cook with a traditionally trained master chef.

    The hardest thing for me was getting used to luxury travel.

    Janet

  3. Sounds like Greece was a wonderful trip for you, Janet!

    I'd like to know how you were able to meet with ordinary Greeks and how you managed to gain insight into their way of living. Course, your other teaser lines appeal to me, too, but mostly I'd like to know how you managed to meet some home-grown Greeks.

    Alice

  4. I want to hear/read all of it!!!

  5. Hi Janet,

    I want to know what happened to your old email address. I have no way to reach you, but it looks like you're still on your site...

  6. Please tell me the groping and the black eye aren't connected! LOL.

  7. No, Dani. But, that would make a good story. A friend suggested that I could turn to the groper, point to my black eye, and say, "You should see what happened to the other guy that tried that!"

    Janet

  8. Alice, see the post "Greek Economics: Report from the Feet."

    Janet

  9. Oh, Janet, I cannot pick one highlight!! All are such a "hoot". Only you and perhaps my daughter Susan have such highlights in your lives. jb

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