Here is the second half of our Tarpon Springs photos taken mostly on Dodecanese Boulevard. This section of Tarpon Springs is filled with colorful brick-walled shops that look like something out of a film set. No wonder they chose the district as the location for the movie Beneath the 12-Mile Reef in 1953.

Apart from its vibrant boutiques and cafes, Tarpon Springs is also well-known for its active sponge industry. Dodecanese Boulevard is home to fishing boats used to harvest sponges. In fact, Tarpon Springs has several museums where you can check out vintage diving equipment and sponge diving movies. Go to to see what I’m talking about.

This is the last of my summer series and I can’t wait to experience my first ever autumn. I was told Florida is like Philippines for the most part, except for the absence of fall reds and winter frost. Growing up from a tropical country, it’s been a goal of mine to play with heaps of dry maple leaves. Although Chad tells me it may look cute in pictures, but it’s a heck of a job shoveling fallen leaves off the driveway every single day haha! I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Shoes and Sunnies from Forever 21 | Bag from American Eagle Outfitters | Dress shirt from Passport | Watch from Casio
*All items are hand-me-downs. 🙂