It’s been six days now since we arrived in Greece – Athens, Santorini and now Mykonos. I’m always ready with my camera but some things just can’t be described in pictures.
Things like the friendly exchanges with the Greek people. Our attempts at speaking a little of the language, feeble as it may be. The Mediterranean flavors of grilled fish and meats, feta, kalamata olives, yogurt, and ouzo shots offered free after each meal. And since we’ve both got ears ever alert for music which fills the air everywhere we go, we’ve been tagging lots of songs. Music makes the best souvenirs.
Most of the music is ‘chill’ or ‘lounge’ music, acoustic guitars, Greek folk music with modern beats and some familiar pop songs slowed way down, like ‘Billie Jean’ or Prince’s ‘Cream’ or ‘Fields of Gold’ by Sting.
Mykonos is arid, rocky and sunny. It has a constant wind blowing but even this late in the tourist season, it is never cold, just cool. We slept with the windows wide open last night.
Mykonos also has a very chic, hip vibe to it – like South Beach, like the French Riveria, like Ibiza. Beautiful people. People with money, sunglasses and golden tans. People with perfectly tailored shirts, women with the right scarf and hair styles from high fashion salons. Its a feast for all the senses.