Monday, June 3, 2013

The Magic of Travel

Jess and I had a little international adventure last weekend, and we didn't even have to leave our sunny southern California area...

It's a celebration of Greece at Disneyland!

As two girls who just love our Greek heritage passed down to us from our mom, we had to join in all the magical fun! There was lively Greek dancing...

...and classical decor...

...even Mickey was all decked out in traditional fustanella attire! 

Afterwards we treated ourselves to a decadent dessert at California Adventure's Golden Vine Winery.

Hopefully one day we will all visit beautiful Greece together...

...but until then we can enjoy the magic of travel at the happiest place on earth.

Where have YOU "traveled" to lately, friends?


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I travel every single day to France, England, California, The Netherlands, ANYWHERE my blog friends live. Oh what a great time you must have had! I remember visiting Disneyland in Anaheim as a child. THANK YOU NEL! Anita

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Mickey is the cutest "tsolias" I've ever seen! :)
Glad you had fun!

Leslie said...

Hi Nel, This is so fun and you never know what Disneyland will do next! Such a magical place and looks like your family had a wonderful and memorable visit:) I'll be there in September with my daughter and we are looking forward to it.


Teresa said...

This is awesome, Nel!

And what a great idea from Disney; I'm sure many people did appreciate the playful atmosphere while being (re)connected with their ancestries and the pulls of their Culture.

How do you, and Jess, feel about your Cultural Heritage? Is there a pull or a kind of recognition? Or is it "just" something that was transmited by Sherri and you play along?

I'm asking this because I was raised on a different region from where I live. I was raised there until I was around 10. And though being on the same Country it is, was, an entire different "world": with different ways and culture. And now, as an adult, when I return there, I feel my all being recognising where I belong... there's even a different way of talking (accent) that I automatically assume as soon as I enter the boundaries and meet "my" people.

Thank you for sharing the cheerfulness and happy feelings of your outing.



Yuli Conversations said...

Hi Nel :)
Beautiful even and photos! My sister lived in Greece for 7 years, she was the one who influenced me to fall in love with Greece and Greek food! I would have loved to attend this event myself!

It's me said...

Owwwthis is so nice !! Disney...lovely week

Susie said...

I love the young kids in those costumes. So sweet. Glad you had fun. xoxo,Susie

syros2js said...

I really-really loved this post!!!
Mickey is so cute in his fustanella!!!

Nely said...

Hi dear Nel,
This is so fun,and great idea from Disney,you have great time:)


What fun. It sounds delightful. Very nice that Disney does that.

Ann said...

That was such a fun adventure.

Anonymous said...

Nel, I would join you in a heartbeat. LOVE everything about Greece. Our daughter dreams of traveling there when she marries. I have never visited but have worked with great folks from there and the food, well, no need for words. Okay, one word, YUMMO! ;)

Susie Swanson said...

Awe, that's awesome.. I bet you had so much fun..Thanks for sharing.. Hugs, Susie. xo

NanaDiana said...

What fun, Nel. We have Disney World-not Disney Land and the Epcot Center gives you a tour of different "worlds". Nobody does it like Disney! I bet you loved every moment of it! xo Diana

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Nel, what fun to visit the world through Disney. I was at Disney Land there in California many years ago and loved every minute. Thank you for sharing this fun and colorful day.

Hi Sheri, loved your post below too. So very true!!

Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Deserae said...

What a fun way to spend the day!!! Have a great week :o)

Val's Alentejo said...

How great you two got to go to a Greek festival ..
You must have both had a lot of fun.
I did not know that mum Sheri is Greek.!

I love Greece. I have been a few times there.
My last trip was to Corfu 3 years ago.

Am now trying to workout my blogspot..had lots of troubleand cant get access to my last posts..
I am writing through bloglovin..
best wishes to you all
val x

Attic Clutter said...

oh what a neat thing (:)
so glad you got to have such fun(:)

Marikki said...

Hi Nel!

Oh, I`m sure that was really fun!!:)
Travelling is always so fun! It doesn`t matter it is true or just your imagination;) Blogworld is a good way to travel...;)

Have a fun week for you,

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

How fun is that? I had no idea Disneyland had these types of events! Love it! Today is my first day of vacation and the only place I've gone is The Land of Nod....just woke up from a nap. For now that's the only place I needed to go! Hope you all make to Greece.

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Sheri(:)
oh glad you liked the purple flowers too!
love your red rose banner and yummy strawberries in those drinks (:)

Cheryl said...

What beautiful photos of your fun day at Disneyland :-) I didn't know that they had a "Greek day".... I must live under a rock lol

Liz Hockamier said...

Oh! My! GOsh! I wanna go to Disney land so bad! Daughter and I are going as soon as she passes the bar... I can't wait. :)

Love your pics.


Rakel said...

nice pics! love the post! ^^

caite said...

I have been to Greece...but I wish Mickey had been with me!

Rakel said...

Hi! thank you so much for comment on my blog :) Of course we can follow each other...followed you on gfc :) 528!


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Looks like you had an awesome day.
Greece was on our minds on Monday too. It was my dd's birthday and I made us all a lunch of roast lamb with tzatziki and a feta salad.
All washed down with a very English Pimm's ;-)
Caroline xxx

Stacy said...

I hope you get visit Greece one day. I have heard the scaffolding around the Parthenon has been there for years. Until you can visit, how fun you can have a little Greece at Disneyland!

Beauty Follower said...

We usually yell Opa! when we dance folk dances lol!
You should coma and visit Greece soon...

Lila Moonlight said...

What a lovely day you had : ) I am so looking forward to visit Greek islands, saw only a bit of Athens many years ago. I was in Istanbul lately : ) And next trip abroad will be Provence, so excited about it : )