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Europe 2011

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S: My Mediterranean Summer of 2011: Italy, Spain and Greece

FC: My Mediterranean Summer of 2011: Italy, Spain and Greece

1: It all started in Rome...

2: Black, Red, Yellow: Representing the Canucks in Rome! | A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

3: Pompeii | The penis pointed the way to the brothels

4: The beautiful Sorrento on Italy's Amalfi Coast | View from the rooftop bar | Waking up at 5am to watch the sunrise | The Valley of Sorrento | “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

5: The perfect day I spent on Capri with some beer and some new American friends: we chartered a boat with Alessandro and circled the entire island, stopping only to swim in the turquoise grottos.

6: It was back to Rome for a few days before jetting off to meet Christiana and Vince in...

7: Barcelona! | “The art of Gaudí is so rich, so varied, so impossible to reduce to a single formula... that in the total picture of modern architecture of the 20th century Gaudí stands apart; his uniqueness is of an order no others approach.”- Henry-Russell Hitchcock

8: Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca

9: From the beach to the bars and from the buildings to the boardwalk, we fell in love with Barcelona.

10: La Sagrada Famiglia | St. Josep's market- mmm jamon! | Dali Museum | Palau de Music de Catalunya by Domenech y Montaner | Reunited and it feels so good!

11: After five fabulous days of celebrating the massive festival of San Juan (Festival of Fire) with 80 thousand Catalonians, Chris and I said goodbye to Vince and headed south to the medieval town of Terragona.

13: After basking in the quiet elegance of Terragona, Christiana and I moved on to the capital of Catalonia- Girona!

15: Before I knew it, I had arrived in Thessaloniki and was being whisked from the airport to the tiny fishing village of Pyrgadikia, Greece- a tiny slice of heaven on Earth... | ... little did I know how fast I would fall for this tiny place and how hard it would be to leave.

16: From the traditional dancing to the olive groves... | “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

17: From the friendliest locals to the nights clouded by Tsipouro, Greece felt like home.

18: We laugh at the dumbest jokes, we put up with eachother's worst moods, we go along with the craziest ideas and that's why we are the best of friends!

19: Pyrgadikia! | Our favourite DJ, Little George helped us turn the nights into mornings at the beach parties!

20: Some of the best people I have ever met! | The Mount Athos monasteries.

21: Travel romances are like fireworks: brief, magical and all-consuming. | Aggelos & Kate

22: “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

24: “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

25: Seven weeks passed in the blink of an eye and it was time to leave my new home.

26: The natural BEAUTY of southern Thailand was stunning. | My last few bittersweet days in Greece were spent with Aggelos in Thessaloniki.

27: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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