With our ‘see ya laters’ all done it was time to take the first step…
I’m here to tell you, unequivocally, that this stuck togetherness issue on a boat is NOT actually an issue and here’s why.
You always have options. You get off the boat every day.
Some people want to shop.
Some people want to hike.
Others want to chill out with a beer and some snacks at a local tavern (I’ll let you place bets on who out of our group wanted that).
The people who chose to live on this beautiful island also chose to live on a hillside.
Dr. Seuss’ quote of in a crooked town, down a crooked street applies well.
Everything comes with a price and the people who live here have to fight the elements, gravity and their own physical abilities everyday.
Thank goodness for donkeys.
When we go exploring we poke in everywhere.
Actually Stevo pokes in everywhere, I point out the no trespassing signs or closed gates and than follow him in anyways.
Donkeys – why the bad rap? They’re strong, protective, independent and I will go one further, cute, darned cute.
How else would one get bags of cement through these skinny walkways?
Throw this situation into a Canadian location and there would be reports being made, people getting fired, Health Canada on scene, I don’t even know what our (WSIB) Workers Safety people would do.
Heck, the army might even show up!
But here in Greece, they land, hop over the waves, tie up and wish everyone a hearty WELCOME to Santorini!
People are people wherever you go in this world.
We’re all fighting the good fight every day trying to figure this life out.
Smile. Be kind.
The world needs more of this.
You see she wasn’t just telling us about the Acropolis.
She was telling us a story in bite size pieces so we could digest the information and relate it to our surroundings.
Here’s the thing. The culture shock came from a difference in exposure.
Your comfort zone is where you come from and what you know.
Once you open your mind and accept something different as ok it changes everything.
It changes you. Our culture shock was from being exposed to something we weren’t used to.
There’s a real appreciation that comes to visiting places this rich in culture and history…