Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Santorini

Me and a good friend who is now living in Tokyo spoke about this most beautiful place in Greece way back when we were still undergraduates. It was going to be a honeymoon place - a place of dreams where the rising sun basked against the clay walls perched on the hills in welcoming you the tide of morning.
He is the only one I personally knew who managed to live that dream of being there - though not on a honeymoon :) This dream place came to mind as I was reading the story of the lost city of Atlantis - a place that has intrigued me even as a young boy till now.


Santorini - great poets have sung its praises, a 4.000 year old history. And the eternal rock continues to stand, strong and majestic, rising proudly from the sea and guarding well the secrets of Atlantis...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know this one! No worries, there are Starbucks in the States too. Sooner or later we will have our kopi somewhere. Cheers...

Kamisah said...

found your blog! i was just recommending friends to visit when i read an article on santorini just a while ago.

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080804/twl-oukwd-uk-greece-decapitation-bd5ae06.html

euuuuuwww!

TheHoopoe said...

anonymous,

yes! i will be there at the world's first Starbucks in Seattle next weekend. Gosh! So soon ...

will remember you and our Siglap Starbucks :)

TheHoopoe said...

kamisah,

NO!!!!!
I shall not have my Santorini's dream tarnished by a madman :)
Haahahaha....

I will be there ... someday :)