Our honeymoon was more than two months ago and as badly as I’ve wanted to post some photos, married life is busy! Alas, friends and family are begging and we really had the best time ever so here are a few to satiate your desires – there’s obvs more to come.
The above photos are clearly Athens, I feel like they symbolize our trip – amazing architecture and natural beauty, historical relevance, and the magic of Greek mythology really made this the trip of my dreams. The next series of photos are from our cruise to the Saronic Gulf islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina.
The Greeks are very hospitable and made sure we tried everything they were very proud of – including, on multiple occasions, ούζο or ouzo (pronounced oo-zoh) which is a strong and liquoricey liquor, I never got the hang of drinking it – it’s intense! The owner added water to mine to dilute it, which barely helped.
Steven was really proud of this one; he lovingly referred to it as “the Jennifer Nichols”.
Greece is full of yachts. People don’t have to pay taxes on their yachts if they claim they’re used for business in some way.
NEXT UP: more honeymoon photos–next time I’ll get to our pics from the heart of Athens, where we spent the majority of our time. Above is Pantelis Melissinos, the son of the famed poet sandal maker, he’s an artist sandal maker himself. The shop, Melissinos Art is just off Monastiraki Square – in Psyrri near the Plaka where we had the best food ever and met the sweetest, warmest people, as well as some great shopping. But saving that for next time.
*SKOSH from Japanese sukoshi, something my Granddad always said. I think the story goes that he and my uncle Tim were at Pizza Hut and needed more pepperoni’s or something, but their waiter was nowhere to be found. So he spoke his request in Japanese, loud enough for a Japanese cook in the kitchen to hear, and they were promptly served.