Samos Island, here I come, Day 6
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Here I come - Samos, a Greek Island. It was a 2-hour ferry ride and I met a British couple on the way. They were both teachers and were on a month-long holiday. It was a hoot that my Greek passport stamp with the picture of a boat instead of a plane. That day was really hot. I got a good tan. First thing to do after we got off the ferry, find a foreign exchange cash center and eat some 'authentic Gyros.' The entire lunch cost me about $5 dollars. Greek money is called Drachma. My food review of the gyro - YUMMY!
I couldn't really rent a moped (motorbike) to travel around. Because by the time I could get to the other side of the island, it would be time for the ferry to depart. Samos also this mini-cho cho train that can take you to part of the island expecially the top of the hill. It was much breezier there compared to the hot coastline. I met three teenagers who was stoked that I was from NY. They said that they are tired of island living, they want to see the 'big bad city' like NYC I guess.
Now, I'm on my street trek to find a bottle of Ouzo (an annize liqour which is good with lemonade) that's on sale. Checked out about 6 stores and bought it at a small vegetable stand run by two middle-aged Greek women. The bottle better not break when I get to New York!