Friday, May 18, 2012

Good Gracious, It's Greece! #3 - The Food

The best thing about Greece was the food. Good God, those Greeks can cook good food. *just incase the first sentence wasn't clear enough*. Ehm. So. Greece. Food. Greeeeeeeat.

I learned to love lamb there, had plenty of fresh seafood, tried octopus (the big giant one), learned the difference of squid and cuttle fish hahaha, and of course had moussaka, gyros, baklava and other traditional Greek dishes. Oh and every meal we had came with a basket of warm bread. The bread was ALWAYS served warm. So great.

Unfortunately, since I have delayed writing about this due to school deadlines, I can't recall most of the dishes' names.  -_____- So sorry, my bad. I remember that they always use plenty of herbs, red peppers, oh and their eggplant dishes are just exquisite! Anyway. Most of the food names I've forgotten, so please forgive the inaccuracy guys...


(clockwise) Greek Salad, spaghetti, stuffed squid, some other pasta dish *sorry guys*, pork/lamb chop 



(clockwise) Moussaka, probably yoghurt dipping with olives, stuffed calamari *may be*, kebab, Greek yoghurt with honey and slices of Baklava, creme brulee, Gyros.

(clockwise) THE EGGPLANT yeahh, beautiful warm bread, more beautiful basket of warm bread, grilled vegetables.
(clockwise) Moussaka, lamb with vegetables and pita bread, fish..., lamb (?) with some sort of rice... Omg ingatan eke payah maap...
cuttle fish

not exactly traditional Greek food, but this waffles were SO good!

OCTOPUS



This post concludes the series of my experience in Greece. All in all, I had a great time with Imee, Gaby, Albert, and Rivel. It was so fun going to these new places, experience such great food, and saw really good looking people. Hahaha. Oh well, Pywedont jarang ji baca blogku. :p

Even though every night during the holiday me and Imee had to make time to read journals and write papers, but nevertheless it was such a wonderful journey. 

I'm gonna end the Good Gracious, It's Greece! series with a picture of the delicious Gyros dish. Yum.


Gyros with Pita bread and chips and salad.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Good Gracious, It's Greece! - #2 The People

When I was in Greece, I can't stop thinking that Greek people are gorgeous. Both man and woman. Probably it's the jawline, the nose, their eyes. Gorgeousness! I remember every time we're wondering around Athens and Santorini I would spot at least one gorgeous man or woman. Really the land of gods, if gods are super pretty beautiful people.

I didn't take much photo of them, because doh I'm not a creep. However, in our second last day in Greece I did manage to make Albert took a photo of a cute guy in a restaurant. Or did I take the picture using Albert's camera? Can't remember. :p

The Greeks in Santorini are particularly friendly. Probably because the island is a major tourist spot, thus the friendliness attitude. The couple who run the hostel we stayed in was very very friendly. The wife is a hugger and her husband is also very nice. In general, most people we met in Santorini were very pleasant and kind. They are one of the reasons our holiday was so great. :)




This couple run the Vila Manos, our stay in Santorini.


Albert and the taverna owner

Beside the beautiful people of Greece, there are also many animals there. There are many cats and animals that we saw during the holiday. I dunno why, but Greek cats hated me. So one time we went out for dinner. When we were walking back, I saw this cat sat idly on the street. So I said, "Kucing gendut!". And then. The cat hissed so hard I jumped back. Then the cat ran away. We had a good laugh afterwards and continued to walk. And then I say another cat. Of course I had to say it again, "Kucing gendut!". And he hissed and I swear it almost jumped at me. Goodness. Greek cats, like most women, don't like to be called fat. I've learned my lesson....


Now the story of Pulgoso, the greatest Greek dog. On our last day in Santorini, we went back to Oia. In the afternoon that day, we met this dog. He was kinda following us around. At first I didn't really notice. But when we were trying to find a restaurant for dinner, the dog showed up. So we joked, "Hey Pulgoso, show us a good place to eat". We were walking around, the dog ran in front of us, then it stopped in front of a restaurant. We hesitated and tried to find something else, but most restaurants were still closed because at the time it wasn't tourist season yet and only a few that was opened. And you know what? The restaurant was good! We love the food. After dinner, we walked to the car park, and I swear the dog followed us all the way to our car. I mean. Good gracious. It was so sweet. As if he really liked us. Such a cute cute dog. :')
I don't usually go aww to an animal. But Pulgoso is very special. 

Pulgoso, the greatest Greek dog!




Greek people and their pets surely made our Greek tip a very wonderful experience!






Friday, May 11, 2012

I AM BACK

I've submitted most the assignments yesterday, there's still one left but that's almost done. Or at least I think so... Anyway, be prepared for more posts about Greece, Manchester's Indo Cultural Night, 14,400 words, and Mid Spring Manchester.

:)

See you around.