Greece

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.

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About Łowiczanka

I'm a former dancer who loves all things Polish, especially the music... whether it be folk songs and dances from Poland, or polka music from Chicago. Oh, yes, and I love pierogi !
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9 Responses to Greece

  1. Eugene says:

    Truly amazing photos! I haven’t been to Greece yet. I love Greek music and grilled chicken souvlaki on a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese & greek dressing.

  2. toemailer says:

    Fantastic, really makes me want to be there.

  3. dyosefina says:

    beautiful pictures.. like you, i love traveling too. and Greece is one of the countries i dreamed of traveling to, actually among my bucket list, hahaha.. thanks for sharing…

  4. Amy C says:

    Where are the church bells and all the white buildings? I’m thinking of visiting one of the Greek islands tomorrow, and that place looks beautiful! Is it Santorini?

  5. avto-ru says:

    Thanks, its usefully for me.

  6. Seda says:

    Wonderful photos!! I just wanted to mention you are wrong about the alphabets (I am Russian and traveled in Greece and know their alphabet well). About 1/3 of the letters looks and/or makes the same sound, but there are some significant differences. Nevertheless, there are some aspects in Russian culture aquired from the ancient Greeks – in addition to the religion, many Russian names have a Greek origin.

    • Łowiczanka says:

      Of course, the Greek and Russian languages are very different, and the alphabet has evolved in different directions. You are correct. I was only pointing out the similarities, and common origins of the alphabets… and the Eastern Orthodox religion.
      Thanks, I did not know about the other cultural similarities. Something I would like to study some more.

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