1. I no longer need the edge of the pool to grasp onto when swimming. I can swim even when I can’t touch the ground (yes, I know. Technically if you touch, you aren’t swimming). Today, despite the clouds marching across the blue sky and chilling the morning air we went swimming on Kalemi Beach in Santorini. The one thing to note about the Mediterranean is that everything floats due to the high salt content. Mike floats without even moving his arms or legs. So that leaves me wondering…what happens when I swim in fresh water??
2. Mike recently read an alarming fact– the average Greek eats 24 liters of olive oil per year. Can you imagine?? Italy and Spain rank up there too with 12L and 13L, respectively. So how does that factor into my realization for today? For starters, we’ve been away for 3 months spending most of our time in Spain, Italy and Greece. Secondly, I think I always knew this, but…I realize, I love olive oil. Lastly, it’s a good thing we weren’t in Greece for the whole time, as I could have been ingested up to 6 litres of olive oil–like drinking a 2Liter of Diet Coke each month of OIL! Unfathomable. Thankfully, tomorrow we are headed to Turkey. Apparently the average Turk only eats about 1.2L of olive oil per year. (photo: no amount of olive oil would help these suckers go down.)
3. Lastly, I haven’t posted our itinerary in a while, so it’s time I do.
Oct. 26-Nov. 9: Turkey, traveling to Selcuk, Antalya, Cyprus, Cappadocia,
Nov. 10-Nov. 24: Egypt, traveling to Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Dahab
Nov. 24-Nov. 28: Jordan, traveling to Petra
Nov. 28-Dec. 4: Oman and UAE
Dec. 4-Jan 31??: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa.