Traveling with some of my best friends, people I met in Cambodia eight years earlier, I marveled at the way people can bond so easily. The love of travel, of learning, of history, of beauty, and a sense of adventure is something that we have in common, but our friendship goes beyond that.
It was not luck that brought us together, but fate, and now we were embarking on another adventure in Greece and its islands.
The people here are the most beautiful I have ever seen. Each woman a goddess, each man an Adonis !!
One of the many things I learned on this trip was that the Greek alphabet is the same, Cyrillic alphabet used by the Russians. That is because of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and the Eastern Orthodox religion.
It was in Greece that I finally got to try the mythical drink, Absinthe !! Unfortunately I was unaware at the time that it should be poured over sugar and mixed with water. We drank it straight !!! Or, rather we had a few sips. It was quite strong. Not sure how many brain cells died that day.