akh
31 May 2011 @ 12:10 pm
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The beach was great! Pictures to come.

On our way to the island, driving over this enormous bridge (decorated with wave patterns), I saw a bright pink bird in the sky.

Me: What?! What is that? Mom, look, that bird is pink. WHAT BIRD IS PINK? What is life?!
Mom: Seriously, Ashley. What bird is pink? Think about it.
Me: THERE ARE NO PINK BIRDS THEY DON'T EXIST.
Mom: ................Ashley.
Me: ...Wait... No. IT'S A FLAMINGO?
Mom: face->palm.
Me: OH MY GOD I'VE NEVER SEEN A FLAMINGO IN THE WILD BEFORE OMG

A good way to kick off our stay at the island! It was only four days but it felt like longer -- our first day was spent exploring the beach, driving in my mom's boss' convertible jaguar, roaming the docks, and finally eating amazing AMAZING greek food for dinner. So much delicious food... SEAFOOD. Fresh seafood! Like, so fresh that the cooks literally go ten feet next door to buy the fish from the market.

The next day I dragged my parents around to do touristy things. We watched a short movie detailing the history of the island, we went on a boat tour around the harbor, we saw dolphins... Then we went to the beach again! I swam around with my dad for an hour or two. Totally beat, we went back to the hotel, napped, and woke up only to go eat dinner in some divey bar down the street.

The day after that, MORE TOURISTY THINGS. We roamed around the island's historic downtown square, then toured a ship built in the early 1800s, ate at Fisherman's Wharf, went to see the oldest house on the island, went and collected driftwood on the beach, and finished off our day by going to see Pirates of the Caribbean. It was fitting. (And an awful movie, but no surprises there.)

Our last day, we went antiquing! Mom started getting cranky around lunchtime and I knew we were pretty set to go. We ate at a bar in the historic area of town, drove through some neighborhoods looking at the cool-ass houses, and finally headed home.

There it is -- the trip in a nutshell. Pictures are going to be far more exciting, so I'll get those done soon.

All in all, an awesome weekend. Summertime, here we go!
 
 
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
 
 
 
akh
12 March 2011 @ 05:07 am
A quick post to let everyone know I'm okay. That was the most terrifying night of my life --

I say "was" like it's not still happening because I'm alone and cold and frightened. But I'm healthy, my apartment is intact, and I lost nothing. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to sleep more easily. It's 5am here and it's just not going to happen. Every few minutes my apartment begins rocking again.

More news eventually, I promise.
 
 
 
akh
10 November 2008 @ 10:13 pm
FO!  


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