June 24, 2005–August 1, 2005

In the islands!

July 6, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
July 6, 2005 Koufonissi islands, Greece. Sorry for the long time between posts but we have been in some of the smallest islands you could ever imagine. Our sailing trip started 3 days ago and we have gone farther and farther from civilization. We went to Ios, which is a really big party island… Read more


June 30, 2005
Athens, Attica, Greece
The Changing of the Guard . Notice the funny balls on the feet. Brian in front of the Parthenon looking suave.

Parthenon Ahoy!

June 30, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Athens, Attica, Greece
June 30, 2005. Athens, Greece. We have arrived! After roughly 18 Chicago hours, and 24 hours in Greek time, we made it to the our hostel in the heart of the Stygma district of Athens. Contrary to what you might read about the city in older guide books, Athens is beautiful. From nearly every point in the city… Read more

A line of empty ouzo bottles

June 28, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Here’s the Indiana Jones line you’ve been asking for. Up to the minute coverage of our location. UPDATE: This was originally a series of images charting our course from Chicago to Athens updated based on time as we travelled over the Atlantic:

Map of Greece

June 24, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
A cool interative version of this map is located at If I were Indiana Jones, you would see a little red line charting my progress as I traveled through the cyclades, dodecanese, ionian, and maybe sporades islands, then on to Italy. (That red line would represent emtpy Ouzo bottles.) We are sailing from Santorini to Paros. This map doesn’t show it… Read more

The Wine-Dark Sea

June 24, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Just as Odysseus before me, I must prepare to journey over the wine-dark sea…

The Islands

June 24, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Experience the delicate mystery and Aegean beauty of the Greek islands.

Gettin' Ready!

June 24, 2005 — Sa Wat Dema
Less than 5 days until departure. I got my backpack (which is incredibly small), and clothes. Just need a hat, glasses, and to learn a little more Greek. But, Ime Kala! (I am well). I’ll miss everybody, but I can’t wait to leave!