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Greetings from Greece — again! I can’t tell you how happy I am to be reporting from the same country for two weeks in a row. Not that that’s any indication I’ve slowed down. Life is once again reaching category ten levels of chaos as I try to fit in too much work, too much play, and absolutely zero sleep. But with only two weeks left in Europe, and plenty of catch-up time in Thailand ahead, I’m trying my best to live by the all too appropriate tagline of the tour I’m currently on — #noregrets!

Contiki’s is treating me well. We kicked off our tour in a seaside suburb of Athens before bee-lining for the beaches (and parties!) of Mykonos. Currently we’re en route to Santorini, an island I am thrilled to be returning to for the third time.

This week will be an exciting one around Wanderland — I’ll be kicking off my European trip coverage! I can’t wait to start oversharing. Until then, here’s another preview of what’s ahead…

Photo A
Stealing some sun time in Athens

Photo B
A lively evening in the Plaka of Athens

Photo C
I can’t seem to keep away from octopus lately

Photo D
Sunset on “Little Venice” on Mykonos

Photo E
Charming Chora town

Photo F
My favorite new friend from Mykonos!

Which photo is your favorite?

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  • Rachel of Hippie in Heels
    August 11 2014

    omgsh a week has gone by since your last photo post? time is flying. can’t wait to see your europe posts! I like photo f.
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      I know! Tell me about it. Time is flying by… I wish it would slow down so I could enjoy Greece in half time!

  • Shaun's Cracked Compass
    August 11 2014

    Photo F, with a very close runner up being photo B!
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      See, Photo B was one I almost eliminated…. love hearing it’s other people’s favorites!

  • Caroline
    August 11 2014

    Love Photo F! I’m looking forward to your Europe posts! I need to make it to Greece at some point!

    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      I’m already planning a return trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ashley
    August 11 2014

    Photo A- so pretty!
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  • Annie of TravelShus
    August 11 2014

    ah I loved Mykonos. So colorful yet bleached white at the same time.
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      I really loved getting to explore it a bit more. I would still go back again though — it’s so cool!

  • Steve
    August 11 2014

    I am choosing F. I just love your new friend.
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  • Krystle
    August 11 2014

    I love Photo A, but I’m a sucker for beautiful beaches. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      And the best part — just 20 minutes from the Acropolis!

  • becky hutner
    August 11 2014

    E! I’m a sucker for bunting. Works especially well against the whitewashed facades.

    Seriously chompppiiiing at the bit for your Euro coverage. Hurray!
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      I actually had to think about what bunting is for a minute, that’s how out of the crafting loop I am. Sigh, how I miss Martha Stewart magazine!

  • Dad
    August 11 2014

    A, B and F are all talking to me. So I consulted Tucker and of course he fell for the Pelican. He did ask me what it meant by your ‘new friend’ and I assured him he was still your true love.

    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      Aw, my baby! I would have LOVED to see Tucker and this guy meet. It would be epic…

  • Maria
    August 11 2014

    Amazing photos as always- you are a great inspiration! Bitting by the travel bug myself but now (sadly) I have to work to pay of those student loans. I have a great passion of photography and is very inspired by your site :)! I am wondering, are you printing your pics or making photobooks? Currently I am editing, and waaaay behind on my travels my trip to Ethiopia in 2008.

    Have a great trip in Greece, it is wonderful. Iยดm traveling to Skiathos friday! And thanks for your great site!

    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      At the moment no, I never print my photos! I would have nowhere to hang them ๐Ÿ™‚ Someday I look forward to doing something truly epic with them!

  • Miquel
    August 11 2014

    Photo D for sure! I can’t wait to get back to Greece one day.
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      Me too — and I haven’t even left yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Chris
    August 11 2014

    Mr Pelican gets the vote for me!
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  • Loving the colours in Photo E
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      I love the little hidden shadow on the right of the windmill ๐Ÿ™‚

  • OMG I can’t to set foot upon these glorious islands one day! They are all beautiful. I loved your dad’s comment!
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      It gave me a chuckle as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Justine
    August 11 2014

    A is such a great photo…but I do have a thing for all the octopus photos lately!
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      Apparently I have a thing for taking them, ha! I don’t know what it is that draws me to them…

  • Photo F – he’s just too cute!

  • Janice Stringer
    August 12 2014

    The Plaka of Athens looks lovely – I like the outdoor eating life!
    I do wonder what Jungian meaning the octopus have for you at the moment… ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      I’m in love with the pattern, the texture…. the ability to see something up close that I rarely get to see so intimately under water!

      • Janice Stringer
        August 13 2014

        So only in death can life be seen intimately…

        Just my Jungian thought ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • 2 tickets to Wonderland
    August 12 2014

    Petros the pelican, of course ๐Ÿ™‚ He looks like he loves posing for photos ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      He’s quite the model! And I was all too happy to oblige ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jade
    August 12 2014

    Octopus are weirdly photogenic aren’t they?? I seem to have quite a few in my photo library from my time in Korea… more than is normal probably! Photo F is my favourite, what a character!

    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      I am relieved to hear I’m not the only one, ha! There’s something about them…

  • Jimmy Dau
    August 12 2014

    I love Octopus!

    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      I definitely would prefer to see them underwater but… as they are there drying out already, I can’t seem to keep away from them!

  • Kendra (the Escapologist)
    August 12 2014

    Love photo E! Those colors are amazing!

    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      Mykonos is definitely a colorful island, despite its whitewashed reputation!

  • Rekha Devarapalli
    August 12 2014

    Love the beach scene from up above ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      Nabbed that shot from my hotel roof — thanks Rekha!

  • Erika
    August 12 2014

    All the photos are awesome again, but my faves are probably A & F. Can’t wait to read more about your time in Greece!
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      It’s going to be so much fun to write about… I’ve had a lot of adventures!

  • These photos are great! I’m enamored, Greece is sounding and looking lovely! A – D – B in that order ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      August 12 2014

      Love the ranking ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Kristen!

  • Leah
    August 12 2014

    Photo B, because my life is decidedly lacking in nighttime excitement right now and I want to be in the middle of that.
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    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2014

      You will be lapping it up soon girl! Don’t miss the Sunday Funday pool parties in San Juan del Sur ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shaunna
    August 14 2014

    Absolutely love Photo B. I go to Athens a couple times a month for work and you totally captured the essence of an Athenian evening. My favorite is listening to live greek music out on the open air patios. Definitely a fun way to spend a weekday night.

    • Meihoukai
      August 19 2014

      Thank you Shaunna, that’s a great compliment for a photographer to hear! I really enjoy Athens even though it has a bad rap. The outdoor summer cinemas are my fave!