So.........this was my first ever attempt at sunbathing in my entire life. Yes.....I'm a typical Asian in that sense. It's day 3 here in Athens in oppressive 36˚C heat so my friend, Heather decided we should spend the day by the beach. Both her and her husband were aghast to hear that 1) I've never sunbathed 2) I've never owned a bikini nor tried one on. I was one of very few fully clothed individuals on the beach with the palest skin around..........
Never mind that I came home with a semi oval shaped rosy red shade on my chest (tip to self: remember to re-apply sunscreen) and additional freckles sprinkled liberally across my now slightly tanned face. Heather has decided that we're going bikini shopping tomorrow. For me. *gulp* I've decided that lying still without twitching and fidgeting when it's not bed-time isn't something I do well or enjoy.
We stopped by Melissinos, the famed poet sandal maker of Athens yesterday. It's a necessary pit stop that every tourist make after the Acropolis. I was here nearly 17 years ago and met the current sandal maker's father who has since retired from the business. Was it that long ago when I was in my 20s.....?????! We both left with a pair of "Maria Callas" sandals for €30 each.
Despite every attempt to be good and not over-eat, we've been stuffing our faces with copious amount of freddo cappuccino, loukoumades, donuts the size of my face, saganaki, fried eggplant, fried anchovies, fried zucchini (noticing a pattern here with all things fried?).....etc?