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Honeymoon-Santorini- Volcano, Oia, and Fira! Oh My!

I slept really good last night, probably from all the traveling. I woke up at 350 am and thought it should be 7 am already. I tried falling back asleep, but I don’t know how well that went. Later I woke up to all kinds of birds and a rooster. I opened the balcony doors to find a cat wandering below our room and the sun rising over the sea.

We decided to eat at an English bar for breakfast instead of the complimentary breakfast. I enjoyed a nice Greece Dr. Pepper during breakfast.
Breakfast was good. We hung out by the beach for a bit then we came back for a meeting with costa, one of the tour guides.

After the meeting we took at taxi to the port for the volcano cruise. We walked up the volcano; it was very cool but tiring. On the way down I rolled my ankle, it was bad but kept going. It will probably hurt tomorrow. Here are some pictures from the Volcano Tour.







After the volcano we got back on the boat and went over to the hot springs. The hot springs are not very hot just warmer water created by the amounts of sulfur in the water from the volcano. The boat anchored and we had to do about a 5 minute swim to get to the hot springs. When I got back in the boat there were a lot of waves and I started to feel sick. It was bad.


We stopped at the island of Therassia and I was feeling pretty bad. I got a coke at the first restaurant we were shuffled into. After looking at the menu and seeing some of the other restaurants we left to go to a different one. The coke made me feel better. We ate at the last restaurant on the waterfront. It had a cat and we saw an octopus in the water.


Once we got back on the boat to go to Oia, we sat in the top back. I had a fear I was going to get sick so I balled up a plastic bag in my fist. I didn’t get sick luckily and it wasn’t that bad of ride. We got off at Oia, the famous part of Santorini with all the white buildings, it was awesome and beautiful. It was probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. The only way to get to the city from the port is to walk up the stairs or take a donkey. We decided to take a donkey. It was crazy! When I got on the donkey I thought it would be a nice leisurely ride and I could take pictures, NO! When I first got on the donkey charged up the stairs. It was very fast and rough, but awesome. I had to hang on tight. My donkey would go between two other donkeys or get up close to the wall; I scraped my leg on the wall.



Once we got to the top we took a lot of pictures. We walked around the city and looked for a restaurant to watch the sunset. The sunsets in Santorini are very famous. We found a restaurant and we saw people staying at our hotel. We watched the sunset, had some drinks and had some food. The sunset was very pretty, except clouds were on the horizon so we didn’t get the full effect.




After dinner I got cold. We walked around a little bit more then decided to take a cab to the capital city of Fira. We split a cab with another couple who was staying in Fira. They were from Minnesota. When we got to Fira I bought a sweatshirt. We also stopped at an internet café to check in with our parents. From Fira we took the bus home to Kamari. We were both falling asleep and I was just lucky enough to hear the bus driver say Kamari. I shot up and said “we’re here!”