Today was a very good day. I set out in the morning for Oia (ee-yah), which is just up the coast from Fira. This town is the complete opposite of Fira. Where Fira is busy and extremely touristy, Oia is truly quaint, laid-back, and the type of place where you could spend a week just sitting and admiring the view. I can honestly say that this is probably my favorite town in all of Greece. The views are so incredible that no words can describe them. It's a magical, wonderful town, and I think I could live there. Donkeys still carry goods across the cobblestone streets and I had the unique experience of having an ass's ass in my face while I was trying to eat. Strange and disturbing, to say the least. I'm just glad it didn't feel the need to go to the bathroom!
From Oia I went back to Fira, about a 20 minute bus drive, and had a very long coffee in the afternoon until being taken down to the harbor at around 5ish. Caught the same catamaran I took to Santorini down to Crete, which was about a 2 hour ride. Not bad, especially when
Out to the Open Sea
This is where I had lunch, and where the ass stood in my way!
you consider how remove Crete seems. Got to Iraklio at around 8.
Staying at the Hotel Kastro, a sleek, modern place right in the center of town. I'm starting to feel incredibly out-there, in that just the name, "Crete," seems like I'm on a completely different planet. Africa is just across the sea!!!!! And Egypt. It's just about time to enter a whole other world!
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