I think I have mentioned I am Greek. I am married to an American and we have The Cute, our little daughter that is a half-blood (<-Harry Potter reference). If all goes well, I will take The Cute to Greece this summer. I can’t tell you how excited – and worried at the same time – I am about that. For one, The Cute turns two on June 5th. I will be travelling overseas alone, with a two years old toddler. I expect many hours of wailing and angry stares from the other passengers.
I was thinking of what kinds of posts I could write while away. Everybody knows about Parthenon and ancient Greece and our deep blue sea. But, have you ever wondered how houses really are in other countries? I am not talking about tv specials, I am talking about real life, average homes.
I know I want to show you our marble sink and countertops (and backsplash). It will actually be a useful post (I think) because a lot of people wonder about the durability and effort to maintain marble. Well, our kitchen is almost half a century old and you will get to see what happens to marble that old. I will include the nicks where I-sharpened-knives-on-marble because I thought that “hey, if we sharpen knives with a stone, marble is a stone, therefore marble is good to sharpen knives with”. Genius, I know…I was young!
Oh, I will still show you some sea and sun and even some ancient Greece. Though, these are things one has to experience for themselves: You need to feel the sun on your skin, lay back taking a deep breath, welcoming the cool sea breeze. You need to let your own eyes sink deep in the crystal blue of the sea.
Or hike the forests, swim under cataracts, raft and climb. But we won’t do any of those as The Cute is too young for them.
We will not hike through enchanting canyons like this:
We will not visit Meteora with its medieval monasteries built on top of steep rocky formations:
And we will not climb where Gods reside:
If we get lucky, we will visit this scenic town with springs and a stream (with stone bridges and cataracts) running through the town. It is located near the ancient oracle of Delphi and if you are a meat lover, this is a ‘must-visit’ place for its traditional delicatessen meat creations (and souvlaki). Serious meat feasting (and perhaps some also serious cholesterol) happens here:
But at the very least, I know we will definitely do some of this:
Who am I kidding? We will do a LOT of this!
I hope your summer have as enchanting and happy prospects
and wish me luck travelling with The Cute – I’ll need it.
So will the other plane passengers. 😀