Mykonos Sunday Morning Post
Its always a life style. When you think of going to a certain destination for a vacation you go ” ok ? so what are we gonna do there ?”
Very happy to report that I had loads of fun – alot to learn – new friends and adventures.
First of all, a big thank you to my friends. You see, I happen to be a day person – I like to wake up early, go to the city, breakfast/coffee/shorts/messy hair/big smile and shades on. Two types of friends – Day People/Night people. I stay with my night friends till dinner, in Mykonos that would mean 1,00-2,30 am, its an island, thats how they roll. I finish dinner, then walk alone back to the hotel. All I could think of while walking was “wow, how peaceful is this place ? isint it amazing ? – you see flowers all over the streets, everything is simple, beautiful bright stars, the weather is cool, actually it was so cool, you could throw a little jacket on your shoulders – then comes the little cats by the alley.
Had small conversations with random Kuwaiti couples along the way, some had kids – some were in the “just the two of us” phase, really loved their energy. Also, I think I freaked another kuwaiti couple in a dark alley, I saw them – as cute as they can possibly be – trying to take pictures of themselves individually – I thought “hmmm, why dont I voulnteer and take a pic of them both together ?” I did, but I guess I scared them a bit – too dark to be nice I guess. HAH!
They too have FRO-YO joints, MISTIKA is there local MUST. I tried their Mistika flavored FROYO, sprinkled some pistachio, nuts and strawberries on it – to die for. AMAZING stuff.
Another thing I enjoyed alot is the theory I had in mind which I came up with a thousand years ago “thats how old I am” – it says “Kuwaitis are not the only people who gaze at you, everyone in the world does, however, K-town folks fail to hide it”. Because on the way back to the hotel, thats how people are – why ? because everyone you see came from everywhere in the world to have that Mykonos-y experience and everyone fails to know where everyone else came from – they look at you, try to hear your language, pass judgements till the morning comes – *ahem* – I guess, its curiosity.
Putting all of that on the side – I walked up to our hotel (Zannis hotel – a family owned business, the mom is the receptionist, the father is a driver, technician, all around multi tasking gentleman – the son is “Zannis” helps mom and dad run the business) I found them charming. A friend of mine chose it because its very close to the heart of the city and everything else – which means minimal need for transportation. I dont know about you guys, but I’v never stayed in a family owned hotel before, the farthest point I came across was a boutique hotel, guess there is always a first time for everything.
Speaking of first time for everything, I never drove a car outside Kuwait, I like my friends to do that – This time However, I rented a bentley – yes ! dont believe me ? look !
We call it a “BUGGY” here in Ktown, they go with ATV. Potato PoTAto.
Seriously, do not rent anything but that. The streets are tiny, the traffic is really minimal, so nothing to worry about, its very safe. One thing you should check is having an ATV with a gear. Meaning, it has a P, N, R & D. Because you do need to reverse your ATV sometimes, the one I got did not have any, so it was a bit challenging but loads of fun – there were some deleted scenes in my brain that made us all go KOKO laughter – wont share that cuz I looked super dumb.
In Mykonos, according to what locals say – this is how the schedule rolls:
Morning – breakfast hang out, discuss what happened yesterday, what are we doing today.
Beach clubs – tanning, lunch, music, an innocent good time from early morning till 6,30 pm.
Sun Set party – its a famous one in Mykonos – every hotel/joint celebrates it – in which they wait for the sun to fade out into the sea – then they pause the music and give that beautiful scene a round of applause. Cute, not my cup of tea though. That party ends by 10 pm Maybe ?
Dinner – probably from 11 pm – 12, till 2 am. Specially if you met a bigger crowd, the conversation wouldn’t end so easily.
After dinner – People go to clubs & party till 9 am.
The way I did it is exactly the same as its mentioned up there, MINUS the sun set party and clubbing. I dont mind anybody from doing so, its just not my scene.
Thats why I love it there, you can go to blow your brains out – or go to chill and relax. Did lots of relaxing, read 3-4 chapters from here and there, minimal amount of conversation – when im in one, its always meaningful and to the point (THANK YOU GHAZI – you are a gift *mashalla*).
I think, i’ll be posting some more about the places I went to, overall experience, maybe throw in some tips for you guys.
I must say though, the island is really beautiful. Anyone can have fun there, the options to do so are limitless.
*I never wanted to take photos of anything – I just wanted to to have fun and be in the moment – but for you guys, I did*