When my good friend got separated and inevitably divorced this past year it was obviously a time of pain and turmoil for her. This pain obscured the way that she saw herself leading down some paths that ended in more pain. I told her she needed to get away for a while. Go some place far where people didn’t know her and she didn’t know anyone. A place where she could be who she wanted to be without and preconceived expectations of what her life was supposed to be like.
I searched online looking for what I thought would be a good place for her to go. I wanted some place that had the right type of vibe that she would need to mend, so I suggested Santorini, Greece. I thought this would be the perfect place to go and heal her soul. Spending days and nights watching the endless beautiful sunsets, while eating good food and drinking wine seems like the perfect solution for a broken heart. She could spend quiet afternoons just walking with no destination in mind, staring out at the scenery to reflect on the sheer beauty before her, or just slowly drinking a frappe while penning her story that she knows needs to be told.
I think every person needs to travel alone at least once in their life. When that time is will depend on the person. Many choose to go right out of high school to find themselves before they return to go to college and face their future. Many people choose to go to escape and run from something in their life. For her I wanted it to be be different, I wanted her to be able to find something. I don’t know what exactly. Maybe finding the joys of solitude, a calmness, an awareness, to find a complete sense of inner peace, or maybe just acceptance and the ability to see herself as others see her. I think she would find that there.
Below are 10 day Greece packing lists offering from Day to Night looks. These looks can be packed in a carry-on to ensure that you pack light, but there is enough clothes options to have more than 10 day options for extended stays and colder evenings. Each outfit is easily turned to a night look by adding jewellery, high heels, a clutch purse, and a change of hairstyle. Every piece on this list is from H&M and is budget friendly and affordable with the most expensive piece being $59.99. I plan on putting all these pieces together in one packing list (packing list is in this post) for easier reference in a day or so.