WHAT I LEARNED ON MY SUMMER VACATION IN GREECE...
NO! I won’t alarm you with economic theories (missed the bank closures and demonstrations too), nor intrigue/depress you with tales of Greek relics, food, or scenery.... Instead I will tell you what I noticed once I got home from my almost two-week travels around mainland Greece.
First, I forgot how to use the QWERTY keyboard—seriously; my first few efforts at email were total do-overs.
Second, I forgot how to drive American-style—you know, obeying traffic rules and not tailgating or weaving. This I noticed at 2:00 am Sunday driving home from the airport. Actually the few others out there in the middle of the night had to have seen me zooming from lane to lane, tailgating and honking—in Greek!
Finally, I forgot how to sit. A couple of hours into my typical Monday, the body rebelled, and I HAD to jump up and walk around.
I hope your summer vacation is as different from your day-to-day as mine was!
BONUS SECTION -- AUTHENTIC GREEK SALAD RECIPE HORIATAKI
Cut up 2 summer-ripe tomatoes in chunks in bowl you will be serving in. Add handful of Greek olives, slivers of red onion and green pepper, and 1-2 cut up baby cucumbers with skin on—in chunks. Add slab of feta cheese. Sprinkle cheese with dried rosemary, thyme, and oregano, and black pepper. Drizzle Greek olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top.