As we pass the half way point of our three months in Greece I figure it is time for some reflection. As in, what the heck do we do with our time here? As with every other person in the world the answer is routines. Those routines may morph a bit from location to location, however it is important to have them.
It is fairly consistent when we tell people we are house sitting for three months on a Greek island that they reply with a “It must be nice”, and it is. However winter on a Greek island is not the imagined experience people automatically associate to it. It is chilly. I know, “Cry me a river, it’s -20C back in Canada”. As the temperatures stay in the single digits and the rain is more consistent we find ourselves keeping busy inside.
Having said all that I feel I should probably clarify. This is why we travel. It is about finding what is for us, the best spots in the world. But that involves seeing the chilly, rainy, snowy, blowing side of areas as well as the sunny, warm, beautiful times.
Having the time to do a bit of exploring and just dealing with life challenges is what makes this type of house sitting so appealing to us.