I’ve now been on Santorini for just about two months, and it’s time to venture onward. Tomorrow night my friends and I are heading towards Rhodes on a 16 hour ferry ride (wow, that’s about the length of the ferry I took from Italy to Greece 5 years ago). We’ll be there for a few days, then 3 of my friends are headed up to Turkey while by friend and I turn back towards Crete. I’m really looking forward to hiking the Samaria Gorge. After exploring Crete for a week, we’ll then return to Santorini for another week or so before I fly up north to London for a few days and then Dublin. After my trip up north, I’m planning to head down to Spain for a month — and hitting the Tomatina festival near Valencia with a few backpackers I’ve met over the past couple months while I’m there. Next up, Africa in late September — I’ll post another update with details of that itinerary once it’s more final.
I’ve heard rumors of another Greek strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, so hope that doesn’t get us stuck somewhere — but regardless of where we get stuck, there are worse places to spend a few extra days than a random Greek island.