Goodbye Mykonos, Hello Paros

Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
Trip End Oct 09, 2010

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Best intentions of getting up early for our last morning in Mykonos didn't translate to reality and once again we didn’t leave the hotel until just before 11am. We did have to pack up and check out though so we are not too bad!

Sherry bought an eye pendant she had be "eyeing" off last night and commented it would have been handy to have this yesterday to protect us from numb nut drivers.  The eye is meant to protect the wearer from evil.   Plus it’s a cool reminder of our time in the Greek islands.  : )

Had a quick lunch then finished off with crepes from Julia’s crepe shop. We still find it weird that every shop that sells food, also sells alcohol.  This doesn’t just mean restaurants and cafes: ice cream bars are actually bars, take-away pizza bars are bars and even the tiny corner store that’s just big enough to fit a shop owner and a fridge sells beer and ouzo!

Back to the hotel to collect our bags then rushed down to the wharf, as we had to make sure we weren’t late for our ferry.  Surprisingly, we were the first ones there but over the course of the next hour and a half (sitting in the nice Greek sun), everyone else turned up ... and then eventually, so did the ferry.  We were only an hour late leaving ... but hey, we’re on Greek time!

After a short ferry ride to Paros, we disembarked and went to our hotel.  Paros seems much quieter, smaller and less developed compared to Mykonos.  The guys running the hotel are so relaxed about everything, they’re nearly asleep!

It seems the favourite response to any question here is, “Of course!”  Can we order X from the menu? “Of course!”  Can we get a hire car?  “Of course!”  What time does the next ferry arrive? “Of course!”  It seems our Australian English is a bit hard to understand sometimes.

The room wasn’t the one we wanted (or booked) but it was going to be too much hassle to change so we decided to stick with it.  Wandered into town and got lost in more tiny alleys (just like Mykonos, only a bit smaller).  Very pretty port area and we enjoyed a nice Greek dinner next to a local guy who was eating a huge slice of fried cheese (the Australian waitress called it “heart-attack on a plate”) then did some shopping and headed home at about 11pm.
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Lara on

Absolutely loved your travel blog, you guys are hilarious!

robsons on

Hey thanks Lara! Great to hear it's entertaining! :)

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