10 July 2009

Wrapping Up Greece, Like You'd Wrap Up Feta Cheese... in a Gyro

Grant and I on the rocky beach in Ireland.
The Paris Crew, having a gay old time. Yes, we all have pretty good Ups.

My last night in London. I'm weeping in the picture, and right now. Check out my shadow.

Here are my requested thoughts on Athens: Athens is a dirty, run-down city with spectacular sites and extremely friendly people. About the same could be said of Mykonos, and, by my estimation, all of Greece. Mind also, the food.
My experiences in Ireland, England, France, and Greece were unforgettable. It's hard to wrap them up, but I think over the past twenty or thirty posts I have described a portion of my tales that is sufficient for my faithful audiences. I learned about Europe in a way that can only be done by living there. I interacted with natives and learned from professionals, in a variety of occupations. I gained an appreciation for Theatre and Shakespeare, for nudity (well, maybe not an appreciation, but at least a tolerance? That's still pushing it- a knowledge? No, I already knew what naked people look like. I suppose I gained an appreciation for clothes because of the nudists. Yes, that's what I meant to say), and an appreciation for fascinating history.
I kissed on the top of the Eiffel Tower, scootered on a Grecian Island, visited castles and had great luck in Ireland, and saw aspects of the Monarchy in England. I ate a fresh baguette out of a French patisserie, dined on kebabs and gyros in Greece, ate fish and chips in London, and engulfed shepard's pie at an Irish pub. I saw Shakespeare plays in Stratford-Upon-Avon and at the Globe Theatre, witnessed Strikers in France, became confused with Greek, and admired a rainbow in Ireland.
Despite all these terrific and remarkable actions, they would not have been the same without the people I was with. I grew very close to The Paris Crew, The Greece Crew, and many, many others in London. Indeed, my trip would not even have compared if it weren't for the tremendous people I shared the experiences with. So with that, I am mostly terminating the blog entries on Europe. I'm sure they will creep up like a surprise party, but for the rest of the Summer my posts will primarily be about Boston and who knows what. Keep reading! (That's just good advice in general, by the way.)


Daniel and Carly said...

I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of Athens. And I am both sorry/happy you have so much time on your hands in Boston. I enjoy that great DW Bennett comments on our blog. Have you thought about going by DW in your professional life? I think it sounds professional yet approachable at the same time.

Becky said...

I see that you've changed your blogger picture to look like even more of a tough guy...but you can't fool us! Where's the rose pic?