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Paros – where my long summer vacation started

Three months of summer vacation? Sounds not too bad. First stop – Greece, Paros!

In mid-February, I started my real first semester at Uni.
After the first day of school I was already like, hell no, why am I doing this to myself?! Having to attend classes, writing notes and studying? Nope, definitely not for me.
However, 4 months later, starting my first 3-month summer vacation feels not too bad though 😛

For the ones who know me can expect a busy schedule for this period, one which definitely includes some new destinations to explore!

Together with my boyfriend, I flew to Paros, Greece where his family has a beautiful house next to the beach.
Welcomed and hosted by his lovely grandparents I had the pleasure to spend almost two weeks in their little paradise.

It took me not even a day to turn off my mind and not thinking about school or any other duties anymore. We spent every day going to the beach and later when his parents arrived on their boat.

I even tried windsurfing for the first time! I have to admit, it is not as easy as it looks like but it’s definitely fun, and with my boyfriend as my teacher, I can not really complain anyways.. 😛
Some days we went snorkeling, but unfortunately, there is not much to see (except of my little mermaid 🧜🏻‍♂️). Nonetheless, one day we found a (already dead) crabby and some days when we were lucky, a few little seashells.

Two, three times we went to Parikia and Naoussa, the two big villages on the island.
In Parikia, you can adore the beautiful sunset from one of the bars next to the shore (we enjoyed it from the rooftop bar called Bebop, which serves very cool and nice cocktails btw).

In Naoussa, I got to try the famous Gyros – a must-try! I liked it a lot but had it in the “plate” version and not in the traditional way – wrapped in a pita bread.
On my last evening, we went to the newly opened and quite fancy restaurant Stilvi. The food was very good and nicely plated but not comparable to the greek tavernas you can find anywhere on the island (in which we had once dined in the port of Piso Livadi and once had lunch on Antiparos).

What’s really good too is their alfredo cappuccino (there is a cute cafe in Parikia called Dash, or we just tried to do it ourselves at home..) and carpousi/ watermelon (sorry for the spelling 🙈😂)!

And the cuisine of my boyfriends’ grandmother was certainly the best and most authentic for sure. Greek salad 24/7 and some of my favorite dishes were the meatballs in the tomato sauce and the stuffed vegetables.

The book I was reading during the holidays was Turtles all the way down by John Green. Which I can really recommend if you like reading stories. Personally, I quite like his books since they remind me that life does not always have a happy ending and we should enjoy it every day to the fullest.

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