Thursday May 12
What a long and exciting day! We went for a bus excursion all around the northeastern part of Lesvos. First we went to the museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production in Lesvos which Sofia helped to create. We saw how olive oil was made and ALLLL of the history behind it. If I wasn't freezing my bumbum off I may have enjoyed it a little bit more. Note to self: Don't assume just because you are in the Mediterranean that it will be warm during the day... 60 degrees is much to cold for short sleeve tops.
In the same city, Agia Paraskevi, we went to this wonderful bakery ran by older women. I wish that I could have them come cook in my apartment. Not just for the food but because it smelled so friken good! The food was phenomenal. Plus, I got a special gift for an undecided someone... That is if I don't consume it first :/
After nearly being hit by several cars and/or taken out by speed demons on motorcycles we headed back on the bus and adventured to a Monastery in Kolloni (possibly?). The Monastery was beautiful and we were suppose to learn lots about the arch Angel Michael. However, I can tell you very little besides the fact that I fell in love with one of the painting about him capturing the soul of someone who had just died. Oh, and there were peacocks!
Next we went to the very beautiful (what the heck isn't beautiful in Lesvos???) city of Petra. Here we climbed up 114 steps to the top of a church. One thing I've noticed is the Greeks are very laid back and their tourists sites are not for the elderly or the clumsy... My mother should have re-thought allowing me to come here. I AM VERY CLUMSY! It's a blessing that I haven't intentionally, or unintentionally tumbled down mass amounts of stairs or dangerous objects yet! haha
It was here too that we had a very interesting and authentic Greek dinner consisting of a couple different types of fish. All of which still head eyeballs, tales and fins. I must stay that I tried them all and semi-enjoyed the roe fish. Only because it was super salty, just the way I like my food. I also tried fried fish and non-fried fish with scales and all other parts accounted for.... uuuuuhhhhh, not sure how i felt about it. Actually, YUCK! I dissected it's eyeball though... I really am a huge science nerd.
After backing out bus up the curvy mountain tops and watching a heard of sheep head down the mountain, eventually we made it to the top of my favorite place thus far, Molivos. There is a huge castle on the top of the hill and the town's houses and shops climb up to it along the sides of the mountain. Just my luck that my camera batteries died when we arrived... No pictures yet but you can believe that I'll be pirating some from my friends cameras soon.
We made one last stop at a pottery place on the way back where all of us girls went crazy and got beautiful pots. Let me end this blog by stating that driving in Greece, especially in a huge purple barney bus is the most terrifying thing I have come across thus far in my whole 22 years of life! HOLY s***ocki mushrooms!!! It made me nauseous!
Word of the day: Efharisto, means thank you