But I can’t. You can! I can’t…
Some of you might get that reference (if you are older and were a fan of Keith Harris and Orvil), but others might wonder what on earth I’m on about, ha ha. I basically wish I was brave enough, and healthy enough, to go on a plane and fly to lots of places. New York and Los Angeles are two of the highest on my list, but I know I have mentioned somewhere a little more closer to home to you before, and that’s: Greece.
Ever since I watched the movie ‘Shirley Valentine’ when I was little (and have watched it about 50 times since), I have wanted to visit Greece. The ‘Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’ later confirmed that for me when Lena met Kostos there and fell in love. There’s so many beautiful places in Greece, but one of my all time favourites to go to would have to be Mykonos. The white buildings, the bright blue sky and sea… It’s like a paradise. It’s my all time dream to go there and I don’t think it’s something that I could do via the train and boat due to my sea sickness, so I’m really going to have to get over the flying issue… but, I’m petrified.
Adam and I often talk about travelling and seeing all these different countries, but the actual concept of getting on a plane and flying there, being suspended in the air by nothing, and being stuck inside the small cabin up in the air, is one that neither of us can wrap our heads around. I know flying is statistically more safe than driving and crashes are rare, but I just can’t do it. Some of our friends often just jet off to somewhere like Turkey, Spain, Belgium etc. at the last minute and it’s always for an amazing price, especially considering the prices that Adam and I have to pay to holiday in the UK – like in St. Ives!
Have any of you ever been to Mykonos? I’d love to see your photos and hear about your experience there. And have any of you managed to get over a major fear of flying in order to see countries you otherwise couldn’t? I know Mykonos is nicknamed ‘The Island Of The Winds’ and it actually only has just over 10,000 people living there, so it really does sound incredible. I’m not sure why I feel so drawn to it, other than the fact it looks simply stunning, but Greece in general is a country that I have always felt such a strong connection to. I half wonder if I was Greek in a past life!
But, please do tell me all about Mykonos, or your trips to Greece. I know some of you live there too, so is Mykonos all it’s made out to be?