Mykonos Travel Guide
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
We've heard it before and, heck, we've even uttered it ourselves. And that's just what we did when we were in, well, Greece. After arriving on Mykonos, we saw heaps of scooters going every which way and it looked like the best way to experience the island.
Locals have the right idea to get around the island, navigating narrow laneways. A sputtering scooter turns a trip around the island for a gliko frappe or a spanakopita into a lickety-split affair. You not only get to see a lot more than just one city, but you'll escape the hordes of tourists all looking for tacky souvenirs at the same shops.
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If it looks like a skull, feels like a skull and probably smells like a skull, do everyone a favor and don't buy it as a souvenir of your trip, okay? We wish that two young tourists to the Greek island of Mykonos had figured this out when they purchased six human skulls and tried to transport back to the US through Athens International Airport. Of course they were stopped at security when the scanners revealed the skulls in their carry-on baggage, and the two were taken into custody.
Despite the claims that the tourists believed the skulls to be fake when they purchased them from a souvenir shop on the island, MSNBC reports that the airport summoned a coroner, who confirmed that they were indeed actual human remains. The consequences: the travelers were charged with "desecrating the dead."