It’s funny how anytime I’ve told Greeks I’m from NYC, they are like, “Ooooh! Sex and the City!” It’s happened twice now... They are big fans over here.
I am having an awesome time here in Rhodes. After meeting Stefan at the post office, I’ve been hanging out w/him and a bunch of his friends. It’s giving me something to do besides check out the city!
|New Greek friend, Stefan!|
Sunday we all got together again and went on an excursion. I sort of didn’t know what was going on, but that’s kinda typical when you don’t speak the language. I wish I had some sort of earpiece that translated for me! I’m picking up little bits and pieces and I know how to say ‘I don’t speak Greek’, ‘Thank you’ ‘Hello’ ‘Come on’ …and that’s about it! A lot of the people will speak English for my sake, which is nice.
|The loukoumades festival!|
|Lots of souvlaki on the grill..|
So, this ‘excursion’ ended up being a local festival in one of the villages, which was awesome! It was a celebration for a doughnut like desert with honey and sesame all over it=Loukoumades. TASTY. There was music and dancing and a bunch of ppl. Apparently they have these festivals all the time, different villages, different celebrations..ones for watermelon, and meat, and all kinds of stuff! We hung out, ate free loukoumades and souvlaki and then went to a place for a late lunch/dinner. We ate a lot that day!
|Making the loukoumades|
|excellent Greek meal|