On my fourth day in Europe I’m walking down the tiny, cute, blue and white cobblestone streets of Mykonos when a car drives by and I’m forced into a store to allow it to pass. The jeweller inside asks me if I want an espresso. I don’t see why not, I havent met any locals yet. He makes it out the back of his store, and I cant help but worry slightly that he’s spiked it. I can’t really check, so I just drink it and hope for the best.
He has jewellers all around the world, including Melbourne. He’s a bit offended I havent heard of his store. He tells me about business, ‘No one will teach you how to be successful. You have to learn, and do it for yourself’ I start to like this man, we speak about our experience and he tells me I am intelligent! Sharp! It’s nice to swap stories in such an unexpected place!
He has a house by the ocean, and a yacht in the states. Says if I’m ever in Miami he’ll show me around. I say thanks. I’m heading off to another island today. He asks me to stay in Mykonos. He’s very rich, I can stay in his mansion, he’ll show me around the island. He tells me, ‘There are two important things in life: Good food, and good sex!’ I agree, but after he tells me about the amazing seafood and local delicacies he can show me, I decide I best be on my way. I carefully thank him for the tiny little coffee, my first ever espresso, and begin to say farewell. We continue to chat for a little longer, he tells me ‘You never know who you will meet, so you never know if you will have a good time or a bad time. All you can do is your thing, and make your own luck.’ His timing is impeccable. I head to the ferry office to find out where I should head next. Feeling positive and excited after having met such a happy and welcoming person, I board the ferry to Santorini.