06.10.2013 22 °C
And here I am, once again, in the Balkans! This time in Greece. It was in my destination list for a long time ago... Now, that I have arrived, I am afraid I like it so much that I don't want to go back to Portugal...
My first impressions are very good. 10 minutes after landing, a good-looking Greek guy was already giving me its cell number, in case I needed some help! The weather is nice (like in Portugal) and the food delicious!
At the hostel I met a couple (he is Irish and she is Brazilian) who has been travelling for almost 3 months, not only in Europe, but also in Asia! Nice meeting them and trading back some information about countries I still want to go.
Athens has proved to be even more beautiful than I had expected, and I kind of understand why Merkel doesn't like the Greeks: they enjoy the good weather and the outside from dawn till sunset, in spite of the economic crisis... And they have sun almost every year, which is relatively scarce in Germany!
I loved the view from Partenon and the old typical neighbourhoods in Athens, as long as the Olympic stadium.
Tomorrow I have to get up at dawn ir order to get the ferry-boat to Santorini. It's a 7-hour trip but I'm sure it's worth it.