Back in 2006, when I was 36 years old, I took my first trip abroad, spending 11 days in beautiful Greece. It was my husband (Eddie) and two of his best friends 40th birthdays, so we all went on a trip to Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini, Greece.
In Greece, we stayed at the most amazing places and met some wonderful people. Until this vacation, I had only been out of the states to the Caribbean for cruise vacations. Man, was I in for a treat! I recorded my trip old school by writing in a travel journal and I wanted to share with you how exciting it felt after my first two days in Mykonos.
My Thoughts About Greece Thus Far:
- We are seen as dumb Americans by so many other countries
- Some people are not very good roommates
- The American exchange rate to the Euro is crap
- People from EU hate George Bush (I did not like this fact)
- I love the song “World, Hold On” by Bob Sinclair
- Everywhere I go people are personable and friendly
- Greeks love Americans
- Only 5% of Americans have passports
- Everyone I meet is more beautiful than the next
My feelings so far are that our group has bonded and branched out to invite other travelers to join us. We have lots of laughs and share many dramatic stories. We are drinking way too much! It is a hard life hanging by the pool ordering drinks all day. Who knew there were so many different kinds of tequila? Going to clubs and eating is awesome here. I was originally worried about the food issue (I was somewhat picky at this time), but Greek food is amazing! I love travel abroad!
Since this trip, I have visited 38 countries and hope to get caught up soon to having visited as many countries in number as I am years old. As of this month, I have 8 countries to go, but hopefully Central and South America travels will happen soon. I adore meeting people from all over the world and learning the cultures and history of the places I visit. If I had gotten bit by this international travel bug sooner in life, perhaps I would be bored now. But for now, it totally consumes my every thought and desire, to go to places I have not been. No matter how big or how small, I will find something I love there and be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to do so.
Many blessings to all my travel friends as you make your arrangements and dreams come true.
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