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The next day we arrived on the island of Santorini. Since
Santorini has no large port we had to anchor out in a bay and disembark via
tenderboats. (small boats that hold about 50 people) It was quite an operation,
getting 3800 people off a boat and onto an island. We could see the capital
city (but more like village) of Fira at the top of the steep mountain perched
on the edge of the cliffs. The only ways up were a cable car and a small switch-back-y
Such a lovely place.
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and ...
... br> (I, Manayach, shall now take over writing this post, since I have the computer and we are seated separately on the ferry as we write this) There is something vaguely hilarious about watching hundreds of people desperately crowd streets, ledges, and verandas, with cameras poised as though before a landing starship, just to watch the sun go down. That said, the fading light over the lip of the caldera ...
... guide was a born and bred Santorini woman who gave us some good background on the island. We were just 18 people on our boat and we felt privileged as some of the other caiques we encountered were full to the mast.
The hike up the volcano was hot and dusty and to tell the truth apart from the views was not really much more than a huge pile of ...
... el bus que nos dejaba en el centro y ya sólo nos quedaba encontrar el hotel, puffffff gran problema...tan sólo sabíamos como se llamaba (no teníamos dirección ni sabíamos x donde caería), por más que preguntamos...la gente no lo conocía, asi que lo último que nos quedaba era llamar al hotel. Por fin llegamos al hotel, eran casi las 2, nos atendió una chica muy simpática (ironía) y nos dio la habitación. Asi que tras una ducha rápida, nos fuimos a ...