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More Random Thoughts (by David)

by on July 8, 2013

As always, here are some random snapshots of our experiences on the Greek island of Samos, home of the Temple of Hera, Pythagoras, and some fun sights


Let’s all sing together now:

“Come sit right back and I’ll tell you a tale

A tale of a fateful trip

That started from this tropic shore,

aboard this tiny ship”


(For two points, the name we called our ferry boat was….???)


Here’s the little town along the harbor:



You may remember that we had some luck in Turkey figuring out the language… some words were very screwy but some were pretty easy to make sense of, like “aluminiyum foylo”. Well the Greek alphabet is a whole different kettle of pickled fish…. here’s “aluminum foil” in Greek:



The fresh orange juice from oranges grown in the hot island sun is the nectar of the gods… I drank gallons of it. A photo couldn’t possibly capture the neon orange color






I liked these (many) pretty little shrines along the local mountain roads, until I learned that they are memorials to people who crashed their cars at those spots. I drove more slowly after I learned that.



We enjoyed watching the sun drop over the edge of the earth



Cute little church



The island is dotted with hundreds of these ruined stone shacks. They seem to have been the homes of the farmers and goat/sheep herders in years past.



The last 2 weeks have been my first time in “don’t drink the tap water” countries. It’s interesting how much more respect you have for water, when you have to buy, and carry home, every drop.


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  1. John permalink

    I’m guessing you called the ferry boat – ψαράκι

  2. Aunt Ginny permalink

    I am back to read all the updates! Nice to see David’s witty style back at the job.

  3. Uncle Phil permalink

    My guess is: μιννοω. For goodness sake if they can’t get “foil” right, how would they know ψαράκι?
    Aunt Ginny gets the oxymoron prize of the century: “David’s witty style”?????

  4. Mind your thumb Dad! The ship, wasn’t it the Meander Express (or K.Express)?

  5. I don’t know, but its probably more like ξασζωηθηεψ.

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