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The beach!

This is probably one of the best days we had in Europe!! I woke up rather early as I passed out rather early the night before. Melissa and I were soo excited for this part of our trip because it wasn’t intense site seeing, it was just relaxing at the beach. I woke her up with a “Get up, were going to the beach!” And she just popped out of bed as she was also pretty excited to be going to the beach. We stopped at a little corner store and got some food and water and what not. The bus was 1.10 euro to get down to the beach. Only took about 10 minutes but it would have been a much longer and hotter walk. Like I said we were so excited so as soon as we saw beach we got off the bus which we later realised was the wrong choice.

Parade of people
We stopped at a little beach store to buy towels as we didn’t have any. For our whole trip we had been using these little quick drying towels which are pretty much the size of tea towels unless the hostels had provided them for us. Melissa bought a Greek flag towel and I bought one with a cat on it which said Ios on it hehe. So anyways were chillin at the beach and what not. Sand was extremely hot and I actually burnt the bottom of my feet which was really uncool. There was an older lady there who wasn’t wearing a top and I’m not gonna lie it wasn’t the coolest thing in the World to see. Anyways after being there for a bit we got really hungry and went to a little restaurant to get some food. While we were eating we heard all these yells and cheers that sounded pretty far off. It was a huge gang of people coming down the side of the mountain cheering and yelling and blowing air horns and stuff.
How does this even happen?!?!?
We were like what is going on??? Eventually they got down to us and it was like a huge march of people and they were all covered in paint and drinking and yelling and they even had flares going off and what not. Turns out that today is the Swedish Summer Solstice party which happens every year and a whole bunch of people from Sweden come to party on the island. They were all heading down to the other end of the beach where the Far Out Hostel is. Turns out thats the part of the beach you wanna be. So after lunch Melissa and I walked down there and found new little chairs to lie on. You pay like a euro for the whole day but it’s totally worth it as the sand is just way to hot to lie on. Then you can pay extra for an umbrella if you want it. Anyways while we were down at the beach we met a few random people including a very drunk person who decided he wanted to be in pictures with us while we were taking some of the beach.
Chris, Calan, Me, and Melissa
He was just like, “Come on one more..” Anyways we ran into Jay, Kalan, Moe, Rod, Lane, and all those guys that we were with the night before so we were hanging with them and drinking and what not. It was just a crazy fun atmosphere. Everyone was drunk and laughing and having a good time and by the pool at the hostel it was just crazy. If you went within 10ft of the pool you were going in. Didn’t matter if you had clothes on or if you were carrying a camera or something, if you were by the pool, you were going in the pool. It was actually really fun getting thrown in and pushing people but I’m pretty sure people got thrown on people so it was dangerous haha. We hung around there until 6ish and then we went and got some dinner with the guys at another one of those restaurants along the beach.
"Is your friend gonna beat that kid up?" "I think so..."
Then we all took the bus back to the hostel to have a siesta and shower. Melissa and I went back out rather early and sadly we got played by door whores!! Gah. It makes me embarrassed to think about it but oh well lol. Anyways their job is to stand outside of bars and what not and talk to people and try to get them to buy drinks and stuff. Well we thought they were just people and we were chatting to them and what not so we were like yeah lets go get a drink but they were just door whores. And then when we got in the bar we were the ONLY people in there...akward. So we chugged out heineys and booted it out of there. Suprisingly enough we ran into the guys again and we started the bar crawl. This is where the night gets kind of hazy...I remember what happened but I don’t really remember where we went.
Putting the sticker seemed like a good idea at the time...it wasn't..
We went to a lot of bars but what ones I wouldn’t know haha. Looking back at pics I know we went to Flames and Disco 69 but who knows where else we went. It was really sweet though cause the guys wanted the free t-shirt that you get when you buy so many shots or what not so Melissa and I got to do a lot of free shots haha. I remember in one bar there was this little boy (and I mean child) who was trying to sell glow sticks and what not. Well apparently the night before Jay had gotten into an argument with the little boy and was going to fight him. A child! Anyway they made up and got a picture taken together and then the little boy drew a picture of a penis on a napkin and gave it to Jay and then left. Haha wtf I know but every time Jay brought out that napkin we would just laugh. I had a bet going on with Moe to see who could last later in the night.
Late night or early morning?
..we both were out until daytime and agreed on calling it a night so no one technically lost haha. After leaving the club and getting slapped in the face by the sun we got a gyro for breakfast and then headed back to our rooms. Melissa was already at the room asleep (I don’t know when we separated the night before) and I went to bed around 6:30. I know this because I took a picture of the clock
J

lovely_lori88 says:
lol i know makes me sooo mad! but yes what a good time!
Posted on: Mar 03, 2008
melissak says:
what a wicked entry! loved reading it, it brought back so many sweet memories! and fuuuck that was stupid of us to get tricked into buying drinks by that fucker lol
Posted on: Mar 02, 2008
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The beach!
The beach!
Parade of people
Parade of people
How does this even happen?!?!?
How does this even happen?!?!?
Chris, Calan, Me, and Melissa
Chris, Calan, Me, and Melissa
Is your friend gonna beat that ki…
"Is your friend gonna beat that k…
Putting the sticker seemed like a …
Putting the sticker seemed like a…
Late night or early morning?
Late night or early morning?
You can kind of see all the people…
You can kind of see all the peopl…
all the people!
all the people!
Melissa at lunch
Melissa at lunch
At lunch
At lunch
The beach!
The beach!
another shot of the beach
another shot of the beach
Random drunk guy who wanted his pi…
Random drunk guy who wanted his p…
lol with me as well..
lol with me as well..
the bar is on fire!
the bar is on fire!
Haha this is when the kid was draw…
Haha this is when the kid was dra…
Chris and Calan and most likely Ja…
Chris and Calan and most likely J…
Me and Moe
Me and Moe
Melissa with Rod and Calan
Melissa with Rod and Calan
Calan sporting his new shirt from …
Calan sporting his new shirt from…
Cant remember her name, Melissa, …
Can't remember her name, Melissa,…
Jay looks good..
Jay looks good..
Walking home in the morning
Walking home in the morning
Ahh its so bright!!
Ahh it's so bright!!
Ios
photo by: catherineb