Today marks my last day in Greece. This is so upsetting. What will we do without our Greek dancing, Greek music, Greek people, ouzo, raki, mousaka, lamb, baklava, tzatziki, Greek yogurt, Greek honey… There can’t possibly be something better after this. Right? Right!?
At midnight tonight our ferry leaves Greece for Italy. We are taking it all the way up the Italian coast to Ancona so it ends up being 18 hours on the boat. If that wasn’t bad enough we also have a three hour drive to get to the ferry and another 4 1/2 hour drive to our hotel outside of Venice when we hit land.
We used today basically as a day of killing time before our departure. We had class in the afternoon at our hotel and I was able to send some more resumes out (anyone have a marketing job for me =] ).
We arrived at the port at 8pm although we couldn’t board until 11:30pm. We looked across the street and saw a Circus! A Canadian Circus.(… ?) The tickets were cheap so we decided to go see the show. It was the oddest experience of the trip yet. It was a Canadian Circus… in Greece… with Italian performers… and in the Italian language. It was a small show so the acts were low key. There was a bubble girl, some jugglers, a few low trapeze artists. We couldn’t believe how scantily some of these female performers were dressed. If I had a child I would have taken them out in an instant. For a few acts they were in thongs! And in another act a girl had a suit on and did a 5 minute strip tease for the audience before getting to her actual talent. I couldn’t wrap my mind around why this was happening. THERE WHERE CHILDREN IN THE AUDIENCE!!