Katerina insisted that Oia’s sunsets were the best in the world. When my Greek friend – voice punctuated by exclamation points and national pride – spoke about her homeland, her enthusiasm left little room for doubt. So we dutifully joined the crowds of visitors clinging to the white stucco structures of this Santorini village. Breath held, cameras raised, we watched that giant sphere sink into hues of mandarin and scarlet, and finally, into the Aegean Sea.
“I told you!” Katerina applauded.
But Carrie, Kelli and I – who had all grown up under the boundless skies of South Dakota – caught something more than a gorgeous Grecian evening. We saw the sun exploding over our own golden plains: to us, the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
A reminder that those ‘best of’ travel moments are sometimes merely the reflection of that perfect place we call home…
Wonderful picture and gorgeous words 🙂
I love your interpretation. Home can be anywhere … thanks for sharing!
I was supposed to go to Greece instead of California. I haven’t seen Greece. But I have to see, California’s always golden sun and it’s weather prides across the board. 😀 Santorini sure is a favorite amongst many.
I can’t remember seeing a sunset in California, so I’ll take your word for it : ) Hopefully heading there this summer, and I will be sure to watch one and compare….
Superb blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option?
There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused .. Any tips? Bless you!
Thanks for a great blog, I have nominated you for the “The Versatile Blogger’s Award” 🙂 You can read more about it here: http://ynnej1976.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/the-recognition-of-other-bloggers-passing-it-on/
Thanks so much for the nomination, I’d so glad you enjoy the blog!
You´re welcome 🙂
It looks so gorgeous!
I find the more I travel my own country, the more I learn to love it again… : )