The islands are a lot different in the winter. They are very seasonal: they flourish and have much more business in the summer because of the warmer weather. In the winter months people are still there but not nearly as many. There were many shops and small stores on these islands, and something that occurred, which doesn't in the United States, was that we were able to bargain with the store clerks to try and lower the price for different souvenirs.
It was a great experience going to the islands today. We focused on 10 topics; Greece, tourism, the crisis, tasty, history, economy, potential, I/we, pessimism, and optimism. We came across these 10 topics when visiting the islands, even if it wasn't right in front of our faces. We had to look but we were able to find them. We learned a lot about the islands and how businesses there thrive.