Friday, September 7:  I return from the volcano trip to Villa Galinia, where I sit by the pool and relax, and then head out to explore Akrotírion.  I find a beautiful little church with a colorful and lively (!) cemetery out back.   It’s obvious that this little cemetery is well-tended by friends or relatives of the deceased who want to keep the memories of their loved ones alive!

I feel a lot of joy visiting this cemetery.  What a dichotomy, to find such a celebration of life in a place inhabited by the dead.

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About catbird in japan

As of July 15, 2015, I'm now taking a break from living abroad. I'm living in Oakton, Virginia and looking for my next opportunity. Last year, I lived in China and taught English at Sino-Canadian International College. I also taught at a university in Nizwa, Oman for two years, and in Korea's public schools for one year. I love to travel and have been to 24 countries.

8 responses »

  1. Marco says:

    Woah, that is lively for a cemetery and so bright! I hope the ghosties and ghoulies approve 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on a nomad in the land of nizwa and commented:

    Akrotirion!

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