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A Day at Sea…

By January 27th, 202179 Comments

A Day at Sea...
Day 8.

Still over here going H.A.M.

Today, we had to be up and out at a disrespectful 5:30 am. From what I’ve been told, you can’t make it all the way to Greece and not hit up an island or two, and we decided to explore three… in one day. So typical. We were feeling ambitious to say the least, until that alarm went off.

There hasn’t been a single night this week that we’ve actually made it to bed at a decent hour. Still operating 8 hours ahead, I Skype the fam every evening around 8pm Boogie time, 4am Athens time, to get my fix. But until today, we could sleep until noon without much consequence.

This morning was all kinds of terrible- – we were dragging, it was still dark, hubby hadn’t been to sleep for real and my stomach was churning from the pork… all the damn pork! I thought Greeks ate lamb… I’ve had lamb once this entire trip but enough pork to stroke out.

We boarded the ship around 7am, the sun coming up all glistening on the water… I almost forgot I was tired. That is, until we were headed back to Athens later in the evening. I was startled awake, head back, mouth wide open, hair wet from drool and stuck to the side of my face. A bit embarrassed, I looked around and noticed that many of my fellow passengers were in the same compromising position. It was a very full day. We ate some squid, drank some wine, saw the sights and made new friends.

The view–

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Channeling Gilligan today!

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We visited Poros, Hydra and Aegina
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now watch me work…

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ummm… cats. Millions of them. Hydra is actually called the island of cats and for good reason. We were there for several hours and I promise I saw hundreds.
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oh yeah, donkeys too. They don’t have any cars on the island of Hydra… just donkeys. And I often found myself down wind. Ugh, the essence of donk. Phaedra and Sheree need to rethink that donkey booty mess… ain’t nothing sexy about donkey booty.

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heads. on. I can’t.

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a sweet, Russian curly we met while touring… she was salting the hell out of her bread. Still don’t know why.

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Sunrise to sunset.
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Hair- Dry Twist-Out with Dax
Shirt- H&M
Sweater- Forever 21
Jeggings- PacSun
Boots- Steve Madden
Trench- H&M
Hat- H&M


  • Carol says:

    Hello Ms. Nikki,

    Thank you so much for sharing, I LOVEEE culture. Excellent you and your husband had a great time in Greece, with the exception of the RACIST tones and treatment that you received while there Ummm ……. Most of the residents of Greece shares a lot of our features and skin tones in common, so CLEARLY THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN from whence they Originated from …….
    MOTHER AFRICA!! where ALL life began, they could verify this with their Eurocentric Scientist who are now figuring out that they are no longer able to keep this quiet anymore because the DNA DON'T LIE !! …. Africans have the longest DNA Markers of any group in the World … which determines the age of a race of people.

    Another reason for them to get off their High Horse is that …. wellll, the Main reason is that, because the Good Lord will KNOCK ya plum off of it ……. But, just recenty, the entire Country of Greece was threatening Bankruptcy.


    and required a $110 BILLION DOLLAR BAILOUT from the EU …. so they are in the same position as the REST of the world, and it really saddens me to have a CONSTANT reminder that we are received this way all over the Earth and all due to being Conditioned that way. We are far from perfect, but again, we did BIRTH life to Humanity, we were BORN BEAUTIFUL, and BEAUTIFUL we gone die. I am HUGE on Sharing and Empowering, you keep doing the same !!


  • leandra says:

    You look amazing. This past week, I've been wanting to wear lipstick, since it looks so GOOD on a few people I've been looking at. You, my sister, my friend, Naseya…Janelle Monae… :)

    That shrimp…yeah. I've been committing myself to the idea of not eating ugly food, as in if its precooked look is unappealing, no. That means no lobster, shrimp, squid…I'm working on a list.

  • style pantry says:

    You are looking really good, my darling friend. Enjoying the photos. Keep them coming :)

  • Natasha says:

    Love these pictures! =)

  • Anonymous says:

    Can you provide travel information, such as where you stayed, if you used an agent, etc? I've always wanted to go to Greece and am in the process of planning a cruise there for my 35th (yikes!) next year. Seeing how much you are doing over your vacation, makes me think I should be planning a trip so I can stay in Greece longer than what a cruise would allow. The pictures are beautiful!!

  • BrownSugahBella says:

    Gorgeous photos! I've been dying to go to Greece for years!

  • Natural_fienD says:

    Fierce DIVA!!!

  • Simply CURLicious says:

    Simply Beautiful!! Greece has just been added to my visit list!

  • CharlieLove says:

    The colors in the photos are magnificent. You look better than ever and I'm loving that sweater shirt combination. Have fun!

  • Anonymous says:

    Stunning and so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your dream vacation with us!

  • Cuddles and Coils says:

    Great pictures, what kind of camera are you using?

  • Jada07 says:

    I'm so jealous!;-) Seriously though, you look amazing, Greece looks amazing, hubby is working it too, LOL. Enjoy your time!

  • Anonymous says:

    P.S. I'm so glad you took advice to add a little color to your lips–makes you look more grown-up & sophisticated…HOT!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm late but WORK IT MRS NIKKI–the HAT, the SUNGLASSES and the HAIR! I have very similar items will be working mine too! Hubs looking cool too!

  • Ore says:

    Wow absolutely lovely pics. looks like a lovely time in Greece. I really do have to ask? I've been camera shopping for a while now, stuck between Canons and Nikons. Please what camera model did u use on your trip, if you don't mind teling. I love the colors and intensity of your pics.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, those islands are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. I wouldn't have liked the heads on the shrimp either but I would've but them off before eating. lol You look gorg! I also agree that you have really sold this Greece trip as a destination for the rest of us. ~KF519

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing these photos. What a lovely trip you had. Greece is beautiful!

  • The Melanista says:

    These are beautiful pics! What an awesome experience to see Greece! Love it!

  • BlondeByDesire says:

    Nik you have a great style … taking notes. This is what I call a great vacay. Love the whole outfit. Greece is beautiful.

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the pic of you holding your hat – gorg!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm loving every minute of your Greece trip! The pics are gorgeous and you look better than ever!

  • devon says:

    Ahh Nik, you guys are truly blessed. What an inspiration you are to me as well as others. The pics are beautiful and the scenery, ahhh, I'm in love:)

  • Anonymous says:

    OOO enjoy to the fullest!!!! That's what you are doing!!! Love the photos!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Simply Bella!!!!! Ride that thing called LIFE 'til the wheels fall off :-)


  • Anonymous says:

    Girl!! You look fierce!! And the scenery is just gorgeous!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, I'm loving the pictures girl! You betta work! And by the way, the colored lip is giving you so much life in these pics! That color looks like Girl About Town by MAC…am I correct??? Have a blast on your trip!


  • DrChuck24 says:

    These are some beautiful pics. You guys are looking great. I am actually surprised they are huge fans of pork.

  • Alta Angel says:

    Simply breathtaking!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki leave that pork alone. My sister went to Greece and ate that mess and it messed her stomach up. It still isn't right. Smh A lot of European countries love pork I don't know why. When I went to Portugal they had statues of pigs! I have never been a fan of pork so I didn't eat it and thank God I didn't people on my tour were sick as hell from it.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love big bags! Where did you get yours?

  • Nik Knak says:

    I can't believe you're actually taking time out to post you & hubby's work-cation but 'preciate it very much. ;) what kind of camera are y'all using? The pix are hella amazing!

  • Anonymous says:

    Werk girl!

  • Eby says:

    Hey Nikki! You are looking all kinds of fly! You make it look so easy. I want that hat in my life! I need to get myself to Greece asap! Enjoy your trip :)

  • Jennifer S. says:

    You look fantastic!!! I love you in that hat…..


  • oneswtl8y says:

    Lovely pics! But… You didn't go to Santorini? WHATS WRONG WIT YOU CHILE? :) That's one my bucket list destinations. But your pics have defiantly increased the list by 1. I wanna go to Kitty Island too! That way, I will have gone to two kitty territories Venice (I went 2yrs ago, loved it!) and now Hydra.

  • wisecurls says:

    Black love is so beautiful! You and hubby look awesome!

    #dead at "head back, mouth wide open"! That's that good sleep! Can't wait to se more pics!

  • Anonymous says:

    You and your husband are the bomb!!!! Enjoy yourself and continue to have a fun and safe trip.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Nikki! Thanks for sharing your trip. It looks beautiful and you are working that hat! You should be a model. Be safe and may you and the hubby continue to have fun!

  • Mauve_Avenger says:

    Question, how does your hair react to the salt in the air? Does it dry it out?

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki thanks for posting your travel pictures….makes me feel like you're a friend that I know. Your baby girl is so precious….how many months is she?…..I think our babies are the same age….my daughter is 16mos. Even though I love my baby….I long to get away sometimes…..Antoinette

  • Anonymous says:

    Bread and salt are a Russian offering of hospitality.
    In Greece, toasted with olive oil and rubbed with garlic (?), a treat!

  • Queenesq says:

    You are still working it Mahogany with that hat, I absolutely love it! The hair is fabulous. BTW, how are the natives responding to you Buppies in Greece? The pictures are breathtaking and your narrative is excellent. Made we feel like I was there. I love seafood so I would've eaten those shrimps girl – just ripped off the heads and went in. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  • Erin says:

    I'm just here to cosign on the salted toast with olive oil. I make that all the time at home and it's perfect when you toss a little rosemary in it.

  • Anonymous says:

    Forgot to add that hubster somewhat looks like Isaac Carree – a gospel artist.


  • JazzyCoils says:

    You need to get hubby on the couch. We know who Nikki is but we want the dish on Alicia! Lol You guys represent well what marriage is all about, it shows all over your faces.

  • Anonymous says:

    Loving the pics and running commentary. I think I might stick to salads and bread as the meat and anything in a shell is so not happening with me. Like a few commentors have said you need to be compensated by Greek Tourism Bureau. Well make that an IOU as their funding could be low. Lol. Enjoy.


  • Quisha says:

    I meant boots!!!! I hate it when that happens!

  • Emily CottonTop says:

    omg loving the pictures!!! hubby and I are so going there.. thanks for sharing your pictures…

  • Quisha says:

    Am I the only one that has been coming home, hopping online to see what pics are going to be up next? Greece looks amazing and you have represented with some nice, chic staple pieces (especially the coat, books, and hat….you know you can throw anything in between and still look a doll). I love this site. You write in a way that is very conversational and I really feel as though I am sitting across from your enjoying the dialogue. So, here is my imaginary high-five to you for making it do what it do!!!! *****

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful pictures! :) Yeah there are always hundred of cats in southern europe and also Egypt. But enjoy your trip with your husband. You do also looks very gorgeous in the photos.

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful pics Nikki. Enjoy your trip and time with your husband. I'm with WineGrrl, Greece should be writing you a big check 'cause I'm online trying to check out a future trip to Greece>>> CYates1023

  • WineGrrl says:

    The Greek Tourism Board needs to write you a big check, LOL!

    …and I never got the salt on the bread, either.

  • Nikki Cooper says:

    These pics are visually stunning!

  • Kez says:

    Hi Nikki,
    or groups pics, I love Greece and the Greek Islands (been to Halkidiki) as well as Rhodes, Crete and Cyprus as my husband is Cyrpiot :-)
    the salt with the bread thing (in particular if toasted, is to drizzle some Olive oil over the bread, squeeze some lemon juice and salt – amazing, do try if you get chance, the flavour is gorgeous and it's a lovely treat!
    I'm not on the forum much as just so damn busy all the time but always on here catching up daily :-) take care and have fun x
    Kez (from England) :-)

  • Anonymous says:

    You are so chic! I love that bag and shoe combo and the hat is to die for!

  • Anonymous says:

    Saw a similarly drapey hat in Tar-Jay and didn't purchase it because I didn't know where I'd wear something like that. So unhappy now!

  • Anonymous says:

    You guys look like you're having a great time, these pictures are beautiful!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:


    I do read the comments and appreciate your taking the time to share. As for your destinations list, go for it…I look forward to hearing about it!

  • Anonymous says:

    These photos are beautiful!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am really enjoying these updates. It's very inspiring…makes me want to travel.

  • DiJah says:

    Very nice pics Nik! continue to have fun :)

  • Anonymous says:

    Lovin' these pics!

  • AlWell says:

    Nikki don't know if you read these comments or not but thanks for doing these post on your vacay. I am really enjoying the photos(and commentary. I now have a new place on my destinations list.

  • Anonymous says:

    The vacations looks so peaceful and nice but which Dax product are you using for ur twist outs?

  • funnybone79 says:

    These photos are AWEdropping!! Yes I had to make that up because you all are working that camera!! Enjoy every minute of Greece!! I'm inspired!

  • zetagirl says:

    Absolutely beautiful pics. Nikki, your commentary on…EVERYTHING is freaking hilarious. Loves it and keep it coming, please.

  • J. Frank says:

    Nik, you would've lost cool points with me if you ain't eat them scrimps… just sayin'. LOL I went to Panama a few months ago, and all I ate were lagostinos! Yum!

    And I need that hat in my life. Like now.

  • Whitney says:

    The pictures you have posted are beautiful! Looks like an amazing vacation! Makes me wanna go lol!

  • MrsWardy88 says:

    I'm loving the pics and you have Urban European vibe, but over here we would say you are look sophisticated with your hate and trench and boots combo. All in All its very chic. Try to stay away from the pork, post more pics of the food dishes please. OH at the end do your top 10 favorite moments of the vacation. :)

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  • Anonymous says:

    Work it Nikki! You look like a model in these pics. I'm booking my flight next year, you've sold it!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    @Pecancurls, girl that shrimp was bomb! I was a little nervous about them eyes, lol, but I pressed through. We also had calamari, sardines, octopus and mussels. A much welcomed dish after days and days of pork, lol! Thanks lady! xoxo

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks Keeta and ACBF!!! @ACBF, y'all gave me the courage to try the red lip and while I was at MAC, I was like, throw all that ish in the bag :)

    @Hairscapades, LOL!!!! I do say H.A.M. quite often hahaha!!!

  • Pecancurls says:

    Nik, beautiful pics! Girl, 8 days in and you are still looking fly as heck!! LOL @ the "essence of donk." Ok, why am I thinking about hitting up H&M on my way home. :) You already got me hooked on that cute H&M head band with the bow. :) That shrimp has my mouth watering — heads and all!

  • Trice (BreatheFashion3c) says:

    @KeetaRay, you took the words right out of my mouth! Every picture looks like a Post Card! Knowing me, I would take the "Hotel Gea" picture, have it printed as a poster and hang it in my baby's room! What an awesome story to tell her when she gets older, about where Mommy and Daddy got it from! Just a thought. Looking great honey!!!

  • Hairscapades says:

    Okay, you and this HAM! I had to look it up in I just was not going to figure that one out! I'm so old! LOL!! You look gorg … But what's new;)? And you'll see the Boogmeister in person soon and can smooch her up! Greece is beautiful! I hope to go one day!


  • ATWC says:

    you look great! Killing it.

  • KeetaRay says:

    The photos are gorgeous! Looks so beautiful and like a great time. I love how animated you are with your words, makes me feel like I am there. Lol

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