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Day 5: We ate Squidward


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We woke this morning later than usual, a sign that we are finally adjusting to the time change. We walked out into the windy, warm streets and found a little bakery just a couple blocks down. We both got a scone, and came to the realization that many of the baked goods here basically taste like pizza. Luckily, we are both fans of pizza.
We walked up the narrow roads, narrowly avoiding drivers and motor bikes. The paths swerve up the hillside and empty snail shells dot the pathway.
Later we make our way to Ornos beach, just a block away from our hotel. We are the first ones to arrive and decide to lay down and read for a while. The waters are incredible shades of blue and the water is warmer than most waters I have experienced. It is similar to the waters of Sayulita, but much clearer.
In the afternoon, we take the bus into the city of Mykonos. We go to the windmills created in the 16th century and have a great view of the whole city. They reminded me of the fictional story Don Quixote.
From the windmills, we could see Little Venice, a series of vibrant colored houses right on the ocean that are pounded with waves.
We made our way into the city of Mykonos, which resembles a maze. Every street is cobblestone and everything is white. The churches we pass look like they are dipped in powdered sugar.
The tourists in Mykonos City are different than those we met in Athens. They carry around Louis Vuitton bags and designer everything. In our exploration of the Mykonos maze we find a street of main stream stores- Victoria Secrets, Sephora, Michael Kors, etc. We spend a while waiting for the bus and then make our way back to Ornos for dinner.
Will and I go to a nicer restaurant and try sangria and grilled octopus. He keeps saying in a dramatic tone, “I’ve tried fresh octopus on the seashore of Mykonos,” like it is an amazing feat. In reality, neither of us really enjoyed eating the squishy tentacle of poor Squidward.

Posted by empaustian 09:07 Archived in Greece Tagged mykonos

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