Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Things I love about Greece

(in no particular order)

· Taking the Lord’s name in vain is not a sin

· If someone sneezes, you aren’t required to say a damn thing

· You can talk as loudly as you want without making a scene

· You only have to walk a few meters to stumble on ancient or Byzantine ruins

· The sea is never more than a couple of hours away

· The mountains are never more than a couple of hours away

· Round trip airline tickets to most European destinations are 200 euros or less

· The color of the Aegean

· Mt. Olympus

· A parking garage is a novelty

· If you watch a movie on television, you almost never hear beeps or see fuzzy body parts

· People just don’t seem to get the idea of a shopping mall

· You can get a Greek salad (cucumber, tomato, onions, feta cheese & olive oil) at McDonald’s

· You can sit at coffee houses and tavernas as long as you want. And most of these places have copious outdoor seating.

· Bourini (sudden summer storms that roll in from the sea, with fierce wind)

· Toilets know how to flush

· DSL is very, very cheap

· People sure do sound funny when they speak English, but not as funny as Southerners do

4 comments:

Dixie said...

Dang! You're making want to take a trip to Greece!

sappho said...

My favorite:
The color of the Aegean.
Will never get over the color & clarity. You can see jellyfish from the top of a boat. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding me :-)

Niko said...

That was me, sorry.

Thanks for reminding me :-)