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... We all struggled to get seated and then turned around expecting the man to
grab the rope and lead us up the hill. To our surprise, he just smacked the
donkey’s ‘asses’ (haha couldn’t resist) and they took off up the hill on a
rampage. We held on for dear life as they began making the switchbacks up the
side of the cliff. They slowed down a little ways up and occasionally stopped
to eat some greenery; mine liked to wander dangerously close ...
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 ...
... moving, like I was still on the boat. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the wine since it had time to wear off, and the room wasn't spinning, just rocking. That never happened to me before, but I’ve heard others talk about it. It wore off after a couple hours.
Matthew and his parents (Paul and Becky) arrived just after 9pm. Paul is a neurologist and Becky is a teacher – and they live in Charleston. I really enjoyed ...
... we did not want to get in. We had tested the water the first day we were on the island and it was a little too cold to swim just yet. Along with the brave souls in the water, there were also more people on the beach today. It seemed that once the weather turned a bit more pleasurable people flocked to the beach.
As we were relaxing we watched a travelling masseuse giving a girl a massage in a nearby umbrella. It looked amazing from ...
... street at a restaurant where hostel go-ers got a discount. So incredibly delicious! Then we grabbed some wine and headed down for a midnight stroll along the beach. We grabbed some chairs, poured some wine, and took in the nearly full-moon glow cascading over the sea. Perissa Beach, where we stayed, is the black sand beach, so during the day it is too hot to walk on without shoes, but at night it was just perfect. I walked down into the water and allowed the small, pebbled sand ...