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... of person who likes to figure things out on my own rather than rely on others for help, but when you're in a foreign country, relying on others for help is an inevitable part of every day. As much as I'm trying to learn to let go of my desire to be in control, one of the things I am looking forward to after I get home is being able to do my "own" thing without having to ask for directions, ask for help with the bus system, finding things in the supermarket, ...
Today was a public holiday (see yesterday's entry) and everything was closed except the cafés which were doing a great business. The sun was out for a lot of the day too.
The school kids were out in force again with their marching and drumming and having a great time. There were priests and lots of dignataries laying wreaths and then more marching and drumming through the lined streets. It was quite moving to see.
We love the Greeks. They ...
... more winding roads.
The scenery is quite spectacular and not how I imagined a Greek Island!
At one road junction we came across a Greek man selling fruit from the back of his truck. He came over to the car and was keen to chat with us telling us his wife was from Sydney. He then insisted we go and look at his fruit. He told us he came from six generations of farmers on Naxos.
He kept ...
... expressed the opinion that the people here just don't care at all and all they want is more handouts from the EU which effectively will only postpone the eventual collapse of Greece and it's subsequent devastation. Certainly, looking around, it's obvious that there is no progress. The whole island only operates for five months of the year then everything closes next week except for the port area so that the cruise ships ...
... stay there was more severe than normal. We found a wonderfully protected restaurant that made its own pasta, and the food was fantastic. There were more stores with a greater variety of wares than any other island we had visited and Annie was in her shopping element. The "evil eye" was a popular souvenir, and we left with plenty of trinkets to take home.
It's worth mentioning that this week was fraught with injuries, and we were like dominoes falling from ...