This is my first time out of the country, excluding Mexico, and though it’s only been 3 days I’ve fallen in love with international travel. I’m still puzzled as to what took me so fucking long, however better late than never. Upon landing in Athens everyone was super friendly and so willing to help from the taxi guys, my hotel concierge, and even the people in the markets. Not sure how the nasty rumor of Americans being hated started, not saying that I can’t understand, just thankful it didn’t happen to me. While I’m not really the tourist type I definitely had to see the Parthenon, kind of a Greek geek, and it was even more beautiful than I could have imagined. Gorgeous marble, impeccable architectural design, and the attention to detail all those thousands of years ago is quite mind blowing. After wrapping up Athens in 2 1/2 days it was off to the mythical island of Mykonos. I’d only heard stories and seen countless breath taking photos. Rather than fly, I figured I’dcatch a glimpse of the other islands and sail over to paradise. From the moment the ship docked until my flight leaving to Rome, I was in sheer bliss. The food was exquisite and each restaurant maintained its own personality, while perfectly working together to create a cohesive ambiance. Mykonos can be summed up in three words, “You Must Experience”.