Santorini's known for its sunsets. I was so excited about getting to watch the sunset and chanting the Gayatri Mantra. I studied it recently with Nicolai Bachman, and only began to scratch the surface of the power and profound meaning in these syllables. His translation follows:
My teacher taught it to me. He begins every class he teaches with this mantra, and it's made its way into my home practice. I was excited to watch the sunset and chant the mantra while in Thira. Made a special detour the first night we were there to catch this moment. I really enjoyed it.