BY JANET STEINBERG
Meeting and mingling with local folks brings new meaning to travel. Viewing a destination through the eyes of the locals adds another dimension to any trip. Through such enriching experiences I was able to get a better knowledge and understanding about the food, religion, music, clothing, and history in a myriad of countries. Take a peek at some of the people, and their surroundings, that widened my horizons around the globe.
Kalimera! (Good morning) was my greeting from this adorable man in Mykonos Greece. My reply of Efharisto (Thank you) and my best smile made us instant best friends. And without either of us able to converse verbally, we managed to communicate a bit about his beautiful whitewashed island. From my charismatic new best friend (whose name I do not even know) I learned where to go for the best coffee, honey-drenched baklava and ouzo (an anise-flavored aperitif widely consumed in Greece).
|CHARISMATIC GREEK GENTLEMAN IN MYKONOS|