Well I have to say that my stay on Kos promises to be one of the most meaningful experiences of my life....ok I'm only here for 4 hours before jetting off to Patmos. I arrived here shortly before 7am on the overnight ferry from Syros. After disembarking I walked along the pier and saw a spectacular red sunrise over the water. I am usually not up early enough to see one of those.
I am now sitting in the Plateia Platinou being stalked by a cat. SKAT!
Ok, that's better. Besides from that feline stalking it really is a wonderful calming place. In the middle of it stands a tree where Hippocrates is said to have taught his pupil under its branches. The whole scene feels vaguely Turkish in a way I feel that Rhodes will as well. There might be something to this as there is also a sarcophagus that the invading Turks turned into a drinking fountain. That was nice of them. Just nearby is an old mosque and a Byzantine castle. There is a very reassuring scent to this place. I'll call it ancient peace. All in all not a bad way to begin a day.
I am 40 years old. I am currently living in New York. I have left my permanent job in search of something new. I think my life as a wandering international is behind me, but an ever changing turn of events shows that no one knows what will happen next. Life is one crazy rollercoaster ride. My travels have taken me to many different places and I hope I travel to see and experience many more.
I have filled in most of the gaps between my 2000 graduation up until today. Well apart from the five years living in Japan, where I felt so much like a local that blogging would have been more life blog... full info