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Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 | Paros Island, Greece

I suppose the key event to report would be the trip to Delos and Myconos. There have been high winds recently, so the trip was postponed until this Thursday, with classes being moved to Saturday (today). Everyone, or, almost everyone had been out quite late the night before carousing and carrying on, and, as such, were all quite tired on the morning of the trip, myself included.

We caught the bus to Naousa at 8:45 or so, which took us through the beautiful countryside. Then we met some ducks. They were nice.

The ferry boat left at about 9:30 and we arrived at Delos an hour later.

Delos, for those unfamiliar, is a largely uninhabited island where a very large city once stood. We spent the next 3 or 4 hours wandering the ruins and climbing a mountain, which, after an hour of sleep, no food, and half a bottle of water, proved much more difficult than I had originally planned.

After not passing out, and not getting sunstroke, I reached the summit and it was glorious.

The ruins as a whole were extremely impressive. The city is just huge, and when you climb the mountain you can see from one end of the island to the other.

We then left Delos and moved on to Mykonos, which is a largely inhabited island where a very large city stands.

It is gorgeous there, and I wish I could have spent more time, but we only had a few hours. We went through little Venice, though, I'm not quite sure why it's called that. It looks somewhat Venetian and its right by the water, but everything here strikes me as overwhelmingly Greek that I couldn't quite justify the name. A friend and I found a nice little pizza place that wasn't too pricey and had a nice meal. We spent the rest of the day on the beach and then headed back to the boat.

I slept the whole way back though the boat itself was swelteringly hot.

Classes are picking up now, and I seem to be getting sick. I suppose I could offer some brilliant insights about the trip or the ruins, but I'm at a loss. I'm not much of a wordsmith and my pictures have proven to be a poor substitute for experience. I'm going to try to get some sleep tonight so I can live to see another day of enjoying this island.

As always, your humble guide

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