This morning I woke up before everyone else and sat serenely by the pool and watched the sun rise higher over the waters around Mykonos. I woke everyone up by playing the theme song from The Lion King excessively loud. We packed up, paid, and jumped on the bus to the ferry port. We took the ferry back to Pireaus with few incidents other than Tyler losing his backpack. That whole saga is a story for another day. Just know that Tyler is a Marine and he might have had too much to drink.
When we returned to Pireaus our group parted ways to do some last minute shopping. The girls got a late lunch and looked in some shops. We returned to the port to a long line at the gangway. We had to form two lines for those with bags and those without. I think the wait time was about half an hour because everyone was coming back from overnights with huge bags. When I finally returned to the ship I had to study for an ethnomusicology exam so there was little time to catch up with everyone. I hope this test goes well, I don’t really know what to expect. If anyone wants to know about the musical significance of the Quran or a bamboo and silk ensemble, just email me.
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Tyler found his backpack and made it back to the ship.
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We had to delay our departure from Greece because 40 students and 2 professors did not make it back from Santorini because of a ferry strike, or something of that sort. Funny how the rules change when professors are involved. If it was only students they would be finding their own way to Istanbul.