Aloha e na hoaheluhelu…I have been in Greece for nearly a week with only sporadic internet access. I am finally in a hotel with wi-fi…in the lobby. I’ve been taking notes, so am going back to my arrival.
Glad to see the posts from and about Italy. Napoli was a TRIP! And we survived…
Thunderous Welcome – 16 October
Zeus, ruler of Olympus and god of the sky, has offered a thunderous welcome. Indeed, a roaring sky, lightning and a heavy downpour preventing me from strolling to see nearby sites such as the Acropolis that is so close, yet I have only glimpsed it upon my midnight arrival to Athens.
So I packed and headed down to the pier in the rain. Athens is Gotham City, a huge metropolis. Every hill packed with houses and other structures.
I have never seen so many businesses related to home décor and improvements: kitchen and bath fixtures, lighting, modern furniture, rugs, lamps, tiles, granite counters, baby furniture, paint, art work, home appliances, more furniture, an Ikea store! I should like to see the inside of peoples’ homes to see all these exquisite Greek décor.
Poseidon is my patron now and the Aquamarine is my residence for the next 3 days. It’s a huge ship with passengers from France, Serbia, Philippines, Croatia, Brazil, Germany, Malaysia, Argentina, England, China, Italy and the U.S. Several are religious groups, including a tour group that’s actually called Pilgrim Tours, visiting sacred Christian sites. The crew says ¡Hola! to me regularly; I think they think I’m a part of the large group from Spain. We did the lifeboat drill in the rain.
If I’m not home on time, check for me on Lifeboat #6.
Kim Ku`ulei Birnie (c) naleialoha.net