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Day 5 - July 16
Ev and I are finally up on time for the tour as we have to be at reception around 9:30 to check in again...stupid reception. Really irritating. Anyways, we do this and everything is fine (like we knew it would be) and we went across the street to Atlas (again) for breakfast and ordered the full English breakfast (again) and discussed the fact that maybe we should go on the tour the next day as we had laundry to pick up as well as the fact that we had a quad rented and we might as well get full use out of it. Laundry was a fiasco. First off, it's full serve yet we had to put the clothes ourselves into the washer. No big deal, except the (bitch) lady told us that we couldn't have our clothes back for 24 hours. TWENTY FOUR HOURS and we already PUT THE CLOTHES IN THE WASHER! Grrr.
Day 6 - July 17
We had to get up early again and re-check in. We went to Atlas for the same breakfast and thought about doing the tour. However, by the time we were done with breakfast it was 10:40 and the tour left at 10:30... I guess the tour was not meant to be.. :( We meet up with Steve-O and Robbie around 1 and go for a few beers.
Day 7 - TODAY! - July 18
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! You'll be getting a phone call when we get to Paros! I dreamed of orange juice and water all night...that wine dried me out and we had neither in the room. I didn't feel too good in the morning, but I felt better after breakfast. It's 1:30 right now and our shuttle leaves in 45 minutes and the ferry leaves at 4:00 for Paros where we will be for four nights. Robbie and Steve-O told us about a campsite there with pre-set up tents that are 6-10 Euros a night. I think we'll do that to save money. I'm kind of sad to be leaving here. I'm not going to miss the toilets, however. They are beyond screwed. There are signs everywhere telling you not to flush toilet paper. You have to put them in the garbage can....that never has a liner in it....or a lid.....so you're staring at your own poo. Ew. Ev and I tried to live like rebels and flush our toilet paper, but then I...um...pooed....and it wouldn't go down. And then Ev pooed and it couldn't go down either because mine was in the way. And then I pooed again...oh, it was terrible! We had a bowl full of poo and a garbage can that was finally used as a recepticle for the poo paper. Ev gagged and I had to move the poo wipes into a bag so he didn't have to see them when brushing his teeth. Ha! I got a stick from outside and stirred the poo pile around until it would finally go down. It took a few hours and quite a few flushes. Wonderful, eh? I'm mostly describing this for Jessie...I thought she might was to know all about pooing in Greece! :)
Other than the poo fiasco, it's been great. We're in the middle of two heat waves, and I can feel this one coming. It's going to be hot in Paros, I know. I don't even want to think about Athens. We kind of wish Santorini was our last place before we left. Not that we want to move to Regina yet (heh heh), but it would be nice if at the end of the three months, Santorini was the last. It's just so welcoming and relaxing that it seems like a nice end to a vacation. But...we'll keep trucking it along like the martyrs we are! :)
See you in Paros!