BC: ....Until the next adventure.
1: Gate 1 Travel 10 Day Greek Islander Basic October 10-19, 2011 Athens Mykonos Santorini and surprise... Madrid!
2: a | Now we're ready to fly... | Pillows and carry-ons... best idea EVER!
3: Quick stop in London... ~12 Hours later we finally arrive in ATHENS! | View of Acropolis Parthenon from our hotel
4: At Night | Tour | Athens | There's the dog. | Our tour according to the website: "panoramic drive through the City Center" "visit the Museum and discover the origin of Ancient Greek musical instruments" "Pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city" Dinner at a "Typical Greek Tavern" Our tour according to Marilu: Tourist trap that takes you through a random museum with wooden musical instruments and a dog... some shops... Finally, a crowded dinner with men in tights dancing on your cup.
5: Crowded Diners Dancers in Tights Mediocre Belly Dancer Man- still in tights- on Cup
9: Sending postcards to Miami | First night out in Mykonos... | Last Night in Heels!
10: Off to Delos we go....
11: We just simply asked to sit up front of the ship... who knew they'd let us drive all the tourists to Delos?!? | Captain Karen | Captain Marilu | Captain Bush
15: D | E | L | O | S | -Karen | "Marilu, me vas a dar un ataque de corazon!"
16: Well deserved lunch with the greatest view.
17: PETROS, Mykonos Pelican
18: Mykonos at Night, Part II... | Step 1: Get lost looking for a place to have dinner and follow the recommendations of a restaurant manager.... | Step 2: Gravitate towards Spaniards signing "guantanamera "... dance with them... then avoid them... | Step 3: Go to Jackie O's.... Run into restaurant manager who suggested restaurant... Reject him continuously... Lie and say your ferry is leaving.... | I dance like American, Jes?!?
19: Step 4: Party it up at the only club still running... Don't forget to dance with the elder...
20: Final Step: Party with the Aussies who just so happen to be traveling with Maroon 5 ;) | Karen...Shhh.. | David, the Aussie who started it all... | "I can't keep my wanker in my pants...." | "What the bloody %$&! is this?!?" | A picture with a stranger in a unisex bathroom... SURE, why not?!?
21: After waking up the next day at 3 o'clock, we decided to take a little road trip....
24: Elias Beach
26: Last night in Mykonos: Shop... Revisit delicious mushroom risotto... Eat amazing Greek desserts in a hidden bakery... Avoid every man we encountered... Finish the night with Adam Levine.
27: Seajet to Paros... Followed by a ferry to Santorini! | Farewell Mykonos...
28: Welcome to Santori | Here's your welcome letter:
29: Jen, AKA Kim, finally gave in and joined us.
30: Fava beans... Fried zucchini... Fried sun-dried tomatoes... Moussaka... Linguine with sun-dried tomatoes and feta.... Rabbit
31: If you only have one full day in Santorini.... ROAD TRIP! | Black Beach
32: Prehistoric Town
33: Back on the road we go....
34: Next stop: Light House | Jen fell... again.
35: We got a little lost looking for Red Beach...
36: Red Beach &
37: The doors lead to beach rental businesses built right in the caves for high season | White Beach
39: Ending a great day with dinner and little bit of shopping. | Making a phone call home | Leyla and Squishy's crosses being made.
40: Our last day at Santorini included more shopping and definitely more sight seeing... Oh yeah, and Gyros!
41: Warm & Cozy
42: back to Athens we go... | Best Greek honey! | Farewell Jen
43: Mission to Madrid Step 1: Arrive to Athens airport early to beg Iberia and British Airways personnel to allow you to have a night lay over in Madrid. Get rejected... Twice. | Mission to Madrid Step 2: Arrive in Madrid and beg Iberia personnel there to allow you to stay over. Bat lashes and smile frequently. Jump for joy as they say yes. Oh yeah, kindly ask them to reroute your luggage so that it doesn't end up on a Miami plane without you. Again, jump for joy when they say yes. | Our luggage actually stayed with us in Madrid! | airport Paella | Welcome to Madrid!
44: The Moussaka made it too! | Our hotel view consisted of a lovely little Spanish old woman sewing in her backyard. | Quick... you're in Madrid... Spanish dance time! | Final step of Mission to Madrid: Randomly meet a kind hotel chain owner at the airport... accept his offer to buy you coffee as you all wait for his son to pick you all up and take you to your hotel.
45: Taking the subway to Plaza Mayor
48: for Jacky
49: Enjoying relaxing time in Plaza Mayor | Garbage man decided in front of out table was a good place to park | Attempting to take our "romantic" photo | Quick stop to make room... | Definitely worth "the room"
50: Last minute shopping.... | I was taking my "Ayu" picture, he thought I was doing yoga, so he joined in.
51: So maybe we forgot to change our clocks from Athens time, thus leading to extra time at the airport which only lead to morning beers and makeshift mimosas. | F a r e w e l l | EURO PE