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Sweet, Serendipitous Travel Moments In Milos, Greece

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How did I end up drinking and watching the most beautiful sunset on a 50 year old woman’s boat? I’ll tell you how.
My heart beat was racing, my body full of adrenaline.

We’d just jumped from a cliff into ice cold water and the sun was about to set over Milos.

The few people who were hanging around we’re departing, which meant that we would have this precious beach all to ourselves.

Suddenly, Archeleos was jumping for joy. His friend, who happened to be on a boat in the distance, spotted us from afar.

“There’s no way!”, we thought. How could his friend spot us on the beach from miles and miles away?

Well, before we knew it, we were all meeting on the beach. His friend was a skipper and he was hosting a 50 year old woman on a month long sailing trip around the Greek islands - solo. ⁣⁣Um…can we say “goals”?
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This woman was a character. The kind of person you only hear about in stories or see in movies. She was talkative, direct, and curious. She spoke with a cigarette in her hand and she had a few more adult treats that she’d brought along with her.

After a brief meeting, she invited us to join her on the sailboat. ⁣⁣ We sat on the boat as the sun set over the ocean. We shared drinks and interesting conversations. She was the life of the party.

“It’s destiny”, she proclaimed.

And I couldn’t help but agree with her.

How did we end up on this boat right here in the middle of the ocean with her with every single one of us being strangers? ⁣⁣Should I call it serendipity? Synchronicity?

I’ve been faced with this question many times during my travels, but I’ve learned that some things don’t need an explanation. These moments are made for living. ⁣⁣
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Have you met people during your travels or found yourself in circumstances that can’t be explained by coincidence? Would love to hear your stories!

Greek Islands (Paros) Photo Diary

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The pictures below are pretty self-explanatory. The Greek Islands were everything that I imagined and then some. We were able to rent quads for 20 Euros/day and ride around Paros, which is the small island we were staying at. Exploring by foot was even better, because I got to stop and photograph these perfect blue & white alleys. Its hard to believe that people actually live in this small town because it's just so picture perfect. Island-hopping on a party boat was one of my favorite things we did throughout our entire trip. I felt so at peace cruising(and jumping) in the deep blue & turquoise waters, jammin' good music, eating traditional greek food, and drinking unlimited wine. There were times where I just looked out at the water and felt such sheer appreciation for the moment.

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Athens Photo Diary

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Athens, Greece was where we kicked off our month long trip. It's certainly not the beautiful white and blue Cycladic homes that most imagine when they think of Greece, but it's a pretty interesting city. Obviously, visiting Acropolis was the highlight of our stay. It was incredible to set foot on an ancient site that dates all the way back to the 5th century B.C. After hiking to the very top, we were left with a magnificent 360 view of the whole city. My favorite aspect of Athens was the great view atop every building where you're able to sit and have a drink or just look out at the city. Another thing that I enjoyed seeing was the graffiti art on every single building. Many wouldn't consider this art, but I felt that it added character and said alot about the current political state of the city. When we weren't sight seeing we got the chance to wander around Monastiraki, have leather Greek sandals made, visit a fish spa, see a live reggae show in an abandoned building, evade many pick-pocketers and much more. We also had our fair share of kebabs, falafel, dolmades, ouza, and other traditional Greek food. I definitely enjoyed my time there and after only 3 days, I have a feeling that there is much more to Athens than meets the eye.

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