Wednesday, August 09, 2006

On traveling, returning and laziness

Hello folks, here I am again! For those who didn't know, I was in Greece for 10 days. If London had a nice beach, I would be so much happier living here... :-P

Ok, two photos for you. The first one was taken during our visit to the Acropolis, in our first day in Athens.

This second one was taken in our 7th or 8th day, now in an island called Sifnos. Noticed the difference?

Once Brazilian, always Brazilian. Since January keeping the tan and healthy face. Greece is as hot as Brazil, even with sun lotion 45, 20 and then 6 I manage to get as brown as I get in Brazil.

Ok, more pics from Greece on the following posts/days. Resuming the trip: we arrived in Athens on the 29th of July, at 1 am. We visited Athens on Saturday and on Sunday we went to Sunio (gotta check the spelling), where we visited the Temple of Poseidon and went to the beach. Monday morning we got a 6 hour ship (the biggest I've ever been) to Sifnos, one of the Cyclades islands. The Cyclades are a group of island where you can find those famous white houses on top of the rocks. The most famous islands there are Mikonos (the jet set island, very very expensive and trandy), Santorini (the nicest houses and villages on cliffs, but the worse beaches) and Milos (couple's favorite spot). Greece has a bit less than 200 inhabited islands and 4,000 overall, Crete being the biggest one (6 hours speed boat from Athens, or 12 hours in a common one - go by plane if you're planning to visit it).

Personally, I found Greece, especially Athens, a very modern place. Of course you have the ancient monuments and so on, but the houses and buildings are modern, the pubs, the people. Sometimes I felt I was in Brazil, in one of the newest neighbourhood of Rio. I think I need to go back to Rome soon, as my impression is that Rome was frozen on time, with a lot of old churches, buildings, houses. Don't get me wrong, I like this idea of living in modernity, but surrounded with History. I come from a country where you find a 20 million year old crocodile fossil, where the indigenous were living there since I cannot tell, but the first church is dated from 1500 something. So, facing a BC object is quite impressive.

Changing subject. I am the member # 1000363 at Pulse Club gym! Oh yes, my dears, I finally applied for gym classes. Ok, I haven't been there yet, not to work out. But I will! Mark my words. I don't want to set my goals now, as not achieving them can be very depressing, but anyways, I will talk about it again in December, if I have any positive results.

After coming back of 10 days laying on the beach, sleeping and eating, it is a torture to think about going back to the books. I have a month to finish my dissertation and it is barely started. I have a rough idea about what I want to write about, but I am still lost in my thoughts. Gotta read more, to get some inspiration. Meanwhile, my head is on the future, thinking about what I will do and want to do after I hand in the paper. So many plans, as usual.

One of them is to start planning the trip to Morocco in the end of the year. Finally I will be able to say "eu fui pra lá de Marrakech".


  1. Que inveja branca de vc!!! Essa viagem deve ter sido TUDO DE BOM!!! Quero ver todas as fotos!!!
    bjs e saudades,

  2. Quem inventou essa expressao "inveja branca"? BTW, ta muito negona!!


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