Kos – The Little Island with the Big Mosaic

Kos lies not too far off the the western coast of Turkey. This isn’t a geography lesson. I may be the last person on Earth from whom anyone would want to take a geography lesson. I’m only telling you this because I took a ferry there from Bodrum once.

Well… last month, actually.

We spent the entire time in Kos Town, where we walked through ruins, gazed at the ocean, and ate super delicious ice cream cones and pastries that were pretty much Baklava sans nuts wrapped around layers of vanilla-cream goodness.

Kos is a rather stunning place, with its relics of the past and turquoise waters that bleed into deep blue.

Also, I wanted hard candy and they sold me really good hard candy.

Now, that’s some Flintstones-style tropical antiquity right there.

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How you declare your eternal (you know, like at LEAST until next semester) commitment in Kos.

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Nymphalum! Bwahaha. Back in the day, I would have spent all my time here.

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Oooh… Pebbles in front, mountains in back.

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Sunset from the balcony. We rose at an ungodly hour for this. Like seven.

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You know even the poop chamber in this place had a view.

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A little light prayer?

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Nefterdar Mosque

How about here? Prayer for everyone. (PS – Apparently everyone did love congregating here, on these curvy stairs, mainly to get their selfie on, because I waited forevah for this damn photo.)

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Look at this street. LOOK at this street. That’s like thousands year old steps with hundreds year old buildings. Crumbling and flaking and falling into that general dilapidation where everything is still structurally sound, but way more awesome.

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And now –

A Story About a Kos Cat

This Kos cat.

This Kos cat was an asshole.

Riley said, “Oh my goshness, this Kos cat has the mintiest green eyes I’ve ever seen. I must get a picture of this cat’s pretty eyes.”

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This Kos cat said, “Fuck you. No paparazzi.”

“Hmmph,” Riley said. “Maybe this Kos cat just noticed something in the grass at the exact moment I snapped the photo. I’ll try again.”

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“What did I say?” this Kos cat said.

“I’m going to get you, You Little Asshole!” Riley proclaimed. “Take that!”

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“Blurry, so blurry,” said this Kos cat.

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