The place where I have felt the most free, the most beautiful, and beyond all, completely full of life has been my old “home” of Mykonos, Greece. While moving to Sweden has been quite a big difference not only weather wise, but culturally for me, I try my best to bring flavor of Mykonos style to my personal surroundings.
Greece is known for it’s glittering Aegean sea, amazing eats, sunny weather, and an unbelievable nightlife. It is a place where time is allowed to stop. It is enjoyed by tourists mainly because it is a place to fully relax and enjoy a vacation properly.
I know exactly what you are thinking.
“We have only X amount of days in Mykonos, what is the best hotel to stay in for budgeting and to see everything?”
So I am taking it apon myself to write Italy a letter with my concerns of their people.
Dear Italians Everywhere,
I work in this bar you are standing in. I am wearing a sexy dress because I have to. I am not looking at you staring at me for a reason, even though you are standing 2 feet away from me. I walked through the dance floor holding my blonde hair in my hand so you won’t pull it, and covering my ass with my hand so you won’t touch it. But…you do anyway. Why is it when you go for a cheap shot and smack my ass when I am not looking, you turn away and pretend as though you had nothing to do with the disrespectful act? Or what about when I catch you doing it and scream at you, you become offended that I am calling you out.
Three things you should know, Italiano.
I landed in the land of the gods on March 26, after a circus of flights across Europe, and came straight to the Greek islands via ferry boat. The months of March and April were quiet and not warm enough to beach it up. However, after a quick trip to Athens for my American friend’s birthday, I was content with filling my nights with back to back American films on the local t.v station.
We have officially opened the Skandinavian Bar and Disco, where I have been working the past three summers! Luckily for me, the island is filled with eager and adventurous Americans and Canadians! I have met a few couples from Seattle, and one from Woodinville! Vancouver, BC is representing itself very well here as well! Small world…
As for the chaos in Athens that you all might have heard about, it has been very sad for the Greek economy and the people as well. Three people suffocated to death in a bank after a rioter threw in a pipe bomb. However, it is not all of Athens that is in turmoil, just a small district near one of the government buildings. Despite what American media is telling you, no one is getting shot and its not dangerous to be in Greece. Yes, the citizens are angry at the government and are expressing their freedom of speech a little to harsh…but I am perfectly fine on Mykonos drinking my iced coffees and soaking up the sun.
I hope the weather is becoming enjoyable wherever you are in the country or world, and if anyone is thinking of a vacation this summer, please come visit me in Greece! This may be your last opportunity!