Re-living the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants film
So do you remember me mentioning that The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2008) was filmed in Santorini?
Well there is a certain scene where all the girls ride a donkey up to the top of the hill to Leena’s Grandmother’s house; it is ever since I saw that scene that I had always wanted to do exactly that!
I am happy to announce that on my first trip to Greece, that is exactly what I got to do!
Riding Mr Stubborn
Riding a donkey up the hill from the ferry dock is an unusual but fun way to get to the top. The photo below shows you just how much of a hill the donkeys have to walk up everyday, up and down to transport travellers.
The thing with these donkeys is, they know exactly what to do. If you are a bad driver or you have poor direction skills, not to worry! These donkeys know it’s their job and they will take you up the hill, even if they have to aggressively push other donkeys out of the way to do it.
My donkey decided to do just that; he was definitely stubborn and decided he wanted to be first up the hill and no one else was going to get in his way. Naturally, being the person I am I thought “Heck yes! Let’s do this and be first!” Once up to the top of the hill he decided to get as close to the edge as he could, so I could not get out! I had to squeeze my way through several other donkeys rear ends before I got out!
Riding the donkey video
While I was taking photos on my donkey ride in Santorini, I also managed to take some video footage of my experience! Enjoy!
Share your thoughts
Have you ever ridden one of the donkeys on the island of Santorini? What was your experience?