16 June 2005
Just wanted to say hello from GREECE! Stopped in an internet cafe to check the email while we were waiting for stores to open back up after nap time (I don't know the proper spelling for siesta?). Arrived yesterday and headed straight to the beach after checking into our hostel. Got a sunburn. Also played in a beautiful blue ocean! Greece is absolutely gorgeous! And, it's amazing how hospitable and friendly the people are. Even on the way here, in Germany, we actually experienced customer service! Maybe it's just because I've been in the Czech Republic for so long, but everyone in Greece seems unbelievably nice. Today we went to see the Knossos Palace, which dates back to 7000 BC. It's definately the oldest thing I've seen so far. Much older than that church in Italy that was built in 80 AD! Also bought a gigantic pink hat today to shield me from the sun. Pictures to follow. Looking forward to an amazing dinner tonight and a boat ride to Athens tomorrow night. Won't make a habit of blogging too often while I'm here, but I just wanted everyone to know that we made and are having a great time!