July 14th, 2008
|02:46 pm - Wondering Why We Ever Go Home: Greece, 2007|
Journal Entry 16
View from my hotel room
Across the street from Oiko Domh
Night in Litochoro
I really like this town. There's something about the breeze blowing down from Olympus and the cool night air, combined with the friendly people and the adventure that awaits me at dawn. Even the punk kids are friendly.
The information I've gathered from various people about the climb is not favourable, though. Each person I meet informs me that we cannot make this climb tomorrow.
The weather, they say, will be beautiful. But I should go to the sea instead of the heavens.
The views, they say, are breathtaking. But I should only go as far as we can drive, and abandon the trail.
I look skilled and fit, they say, but I should not over-estimate my abilities.
This interests me, because I know that all these people are just wishing me the best, and I know that every new adventure incurs risk. Seeking the Olympian Gods most of all.
I need my sleep tonight, but the excitement has given me wanderlust.
Essentials for the Adventurer:
map, compass, guidebook, fedora and
a key to a room at the Hotel Aphrodite
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: "The Hangout Gang", -JB
How lovely! I want to go there right now.
It was a beautiful little town. I was just looking at real estate there today. . .
no need to waste time packing, we'll just buy cute stuff there!
YES! My kinda adventure! :)
Well, I know you made it, right!? Looking forward to seeing the pics tomorrow :)
Greece, I think would be a cool visit. My girlfriend has been. Lots of good history.
I spent 4 years in Germany, but at the wrong age range to really appreciate.
How long did you stay there?
I believe 10 days. I know I shot a wad of vacation on it. :)
it looks so beautiful, I need to go there one day :)
Everyone does :) But not all at once.
0_o that would be... just uncomfortable really ;)