May 26 2011

I’ve Been Hiking and Biking To The Tops of Things

Category: My Outfits,TravelEyeliah @ 3:14 pm

You’ve already seen me at the top of Castell de Montjuic Barcelona, at the Temple of Poseidon and with a Santorini sunset but I got to the top of a few other places.

Sacre Coeur, Paris

Olympic Sites, Barcelona

Areopagus the Court of Appeal, Athens

The Old Mill, Plakias

Flower hair at Ancient Thira, Santorini

A Big Hike, Plakias

May 17 2011

Reverse Culture Shock

Category: TravelEyeliah @ 3:58 pm

I’ve been back home for a couple days now and I am still adjusting.  The grocery store is expensive, homeless people seem to be everywhere and I feel the need for a winter coat and hat whenever I go outdoors.  I realize that Vancouver hasn’t changed, I have.

In Greece my breakfast, lunch, dinner, multiple raki shots etc cost less than 15 euros a day and lodging at 10 euros is miles cheaper than any Vancouver condo.  Don’t even get me talking about the cost of alcohol in Canada or my legal requirements to wear a bicycle helmet.

There are of course many good things about being home like my friends, the beach, teaching yoga for money, clean clothes and a comfy bed.  Though I would still rather be in Plakias collecting tiny seashells at One Rock and making daisy chains for my new friends.

Do you have trouble returning home after travelling?

One Rock Beach

Yvonne, Florian & Zoey in daisies

May 14 2011

The Journey Home

Category: TravelEyeliah @ 3:15 am

I’ve been taking the long way home, stopping in Santorini, (for the beaches and sunsets), Athens (for the partying) and Amsterdam (for my first couch surfing experience) and now I am officially about to board the 10hr flight home.  It’s a bittersweet moment for me as I will miss Europe and the people I met but am also very excited for summer in Vancouver.

May 10 2011

Already In…..

Category: TravelEyeliah @ 8:58 am

Santorini, Greece

The flying cat ride here was a hoot and the black sand beach is lovely.

May 07 2011

What’s in My Backpack, How To Travel Light

Category: How To,TravelEyeliah @ 1:06 am

For two weeks in Greece I really didn’t want to bring a ton of stuff, in my backpack I have;

2 tank tops (white, army green)
2 t-shirts (light blue, navy blue)
1 long sleeve shirt (white floral button up)
1 sweater (red cashmere)
1 shorts (army green)
1 skirt (tie dye blue)
1 dress (cherries)
2 scarfs (sea blue, purple)
4 socks, 4 underwear, 2 bras, 1 yoga pants
1 jacket (black)
1 hat
1 sandals (pictured below)
1 street shoes (adidas)

At the Temple of Poseidon, Cape Soúnio

Just make sure all your pieces can be worn together, they are wrinkle resistant and light to carry. I simply wash a few pieces in the sink every couple of days though there is always a laundromat option in most places as well.

Tunnels and caves in Plakias, Crete

waterproof camera
G10 camera
mini toiletries, towel, pillowcase

Avoid bringing expensive, nice things as you’ll just worry, wreck or lose them.  Next time I think I will leave my ipod and computer behind and get a micro fibre travel towel to cut down on weight.  Also if your budget allows most hostels give linen and a towel for 1 euro each for your duration.

What’s in your travel bag?

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