After a weekend of adventuring around Mykonos and Santorini, it almost felt like being home on our first day back in Paros. We started our day off with walking to class with breakfast and coffee in tow. I got coffee for the first time here, and of course, I opted for the pre-made Starbucks drink from the market. I had always wanted to try one here, and I finally did. It’s really interesting that even though there are no Starbucks coffee shops on the island, they still find a way to sell their drinks here. Once we arrived to school, we discussed how we were going to wrap things up with our video. The research team produced voiceovers for narration of the movie, the 3D team worked on rendering our files, and the video team focused on editing footage they had captured.
Our group started our evening off with a delicious dinner prepared by Joy. Dinner consisted of pasta, seasoned tomatoes and capers, feta cheese, fresh bread from the bakery, a multitude of Greek spreads and sausage from our friend and the local butcher, Lambis. We finished our meal with Delaney’s superb request of chocolate cake.
After dinner, most of the group went to do something on my bucket list….the fish spa. When we arrived, everyone was instantly a bit giggly and nervous to know what it felt like to have little fish eat the dead skin off our feet. First, we had to wash our feet off with fresh water then we were ready to stick our feet in the tank of little fish. The employee assisting us suggested we didn’t look down at first because it might freak us out too much. I wasn’t nervous about the thought of them eating off of my feet, but what I was nervous about was being too ticklish to sit there for 9 minutes. The time finally came for us to dip our feet into the water and all at once the fish started nibbling at our feet, ankles and toes. We all laughed and even screamed a little bit at the sensation. Some of us felt like our feet were being tickled and some felt sensation to be tiny little shocks of electricity. After the 9 minutes passed we decided to up our time to 20 minutes for a few more euros because it felt so good. After we fed the fish with our feet for 10 more minutes, our feet felt incredibly smooth. We were all so amazed that the fish were hungry enough to eat for that long and I know I couldn’t help but reach down throughout the night and feel how soft my feet were.
After a couple hours of shopping around various shops around town, we all headed back to our villa for the night. The next day was Riley’s birthday, so at midnight we all wished Riley a happy birthday and then continued to go to bed after a long day of schoolwork, eating, and well, being eaten as well.