Greece – January 16th

26 Jan

I woke up sick this morning, so I missed the monastery at Arkhadi and the Venetian fortress at Rethymnon. It turned out to be closed though, so at least I didn’t miss much. Steen had a relapse as well so she stayed on the bus with me. Eleni got me medicine from the awesome selection of over-the-counter medications available in Greece and Aristos (our awesome busdriver) got us both blankets from his magical under-the-bus collection of useful things.

We stopped at a place that makes olive oil on the way to Chania. I got a can of fresh olive oil, a jar of Cretan thyme honey, and a bottle of honey raki. While we were there, we got to try fresh olive oil right from the press with lemon juice and sea salt. It was completely different and absolutely wonderful.

Dinner was… good and bad. The food was amazing, but the people are beginning to frustrate me. We went to an awesome restaurant on the harbor and had seafood. There was calamari, octopus, cuttlefish, whole fried red mullet, and whole fried tiny fish of some kind. I ate fish heads!!! After dinner we had yogurt with rose water jelly. Mmm….

The problem came when one of the guys had so much to drink that he threw up on the table, wrapped it in a napkin, and then stuffed it under the table. Way to increase the good reputation of Americans abroad, asshat. I’m embarrased for smart kids everywhere.

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2 Responses to “Greece – January 16th”

  1. Wondy January 26, 2007 at 6:22 pm #

    Yey! Those posts are so much fun and so interesting, thank God you are home. I have missed you so, so much! x x x

  2. Jason Rohrblogger January 26, 2007 at 10:02 pm #

    You were missed! Welcome back to America. “Home of the asshat.”

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