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Greeks are brilliant!, Athens, Greece travel blog

Greeks are brilliant!

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... the economic issues alot of their infrastructure has breakdown so services and office hours have been reduced so travelling in Greece and getting the right information and directions can be pretty frustrating but we still love being here with Greek ...

The Goddess Athina, Athens, Greece travel blog

The Goddess Athina

A travel blog entry by danly

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... I've ever seen! I could not help but treat myself to a lovely pair of leather sandals made from here. Something to remember Greece by. It was a wonderfully warm night and people were about wandering around. Shops were all open till about 9pm. We decided ...

Its all Greek to me, Athens, Greece travel blog

Its all Greek to me

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... that I was no longer with the group. When he turned and saw me he came back and we continued on seeing the real Greece. www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiNuv_KkINI We walked through the Platka and enjoyed the beginnings of Carnival. There were kids in costume, ...

More Repairs - is it REALLY Possible?!?, Athens, Greece travel blog

More Repairs - is it REALLY Possible?!?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... boat leaves for Turkey, Brian wants the bikes in ‘tip top’ shape.  Worried about the lack of good cycle shops in Greece (not that we’ve found many in our travels in any country), he things that it may be even more scarce in ...

Cycling Athens!, Athens, Greece travel blog

Cycling Athens!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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And alive to tell the story! After hearing the story of the cycle-tourist who had been going around the world and clocked 1000’s and 1000’s of kms, finally got to Athens and was killed by a car.  Seeing the streets and the traffic made ...

stomach revolution, Leptokaria, Greece travel blog

stomach revolution

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Rano przyjechalismy do Leptokarii. Jeszcze w pociagu zjadlam salatke wegierska z Lidla, na spolke z Marcinem. To mial byc dzien odpoczynku na plazy, na ktory z pewnoscia zaslugiwalismy. Tam zaczal bolec mnie zoladek. Do 15tej trzy razy biegalam ...

Rain, Rain, Go Away!, Gialova, Greece travel blog

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... and scattered showers, Brian’s mood continues to grey.  No matter what I say, nothing seems to help.  In his mind Greece was supposed to be blue skies and sun, and so far it’s failing in both departments.  So when the rain ...

chill out day, Athens, Greece travel blog

chill out day

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Spalismy prawie do 11tej. Bylo tak goraco, ze krecilismy sie po mieszkaniu bez celu. Po prysznicach i sniadaniu znowu polozylismy sie spac. Marcina bralo przeziebienie (klimatyzowane lokale!) i od razu zasnal, ja polozylam sie w drugim pokoju i ...

'Ne' Means 'Yea', Athens, Greece travel blog

'Ne' Means 'Yea'

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... the next climb.  By the time we were on our 3rd climb I was reaching my end.  Part of me is through with cycling Greece.  As much as I’ve enjoyed my time here, it’s nearing the end and I’m starting to get excited about the ...

the BLACK POINT, Galaxidi, Greece travel blog

the BLACK POINT

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Rano stalismy przez ponad 2h, bezskutecznie probujac cos zatrzymac. Gdy juz calkowicie stracilismy wiare w Grekow, zabral nas... grecki mnich! Wywiozl nas na glowna droge i zaprosil na lunch w przydroznej tawernie (wino, ser feta, pomidorki i ...

All the way to the top, Nafplio, Greece travel blog

All the way to the top

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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  We have decided to stick around Nafplio today. We started out with a very hearty breakfast at the one restaurant that we were able to find open. It was called Popeye's. They had a very hearty breakfast with coffee. We were the only ones in the ...

Mycenae, Mycenae, Greece travel blog

Mycenae

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... acropolis still arouse our admiration, particularly when we remember that they were built a thousand years before the monuments of Classical Greece. Mycenae is an amazing set of ruins that in the second millennium BC was one of the major centers ...

ageless Alexander the Macedonian, Thessaloniki, Greece travel blog

ageless Alexander the Macedonian

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... that, we saw the monument of Alexander the Macedonian too, which stands on his horse towards the most hated neighbor of Greece - Macedonia. A coincidence? After 6pm we met up with Marta from Couchsurfing. What a girl she is! As a Polish from Canada ...

freaking hot, Athens, Greece travel blog

freaking hot

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... , when my friend Marcin, after the April trip to Romania and Istanbul, said: "So, Bogna, in July we`re gonna hitchhike around Greece and Balkans, aren`t we?", I didn`t consider for too long. We were supposed to get a group of people to come along with us, ...

through the bridge to the land, Patras, Greece travel blog

through the bridge to the land

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Spod Pyrgos jechalismy w strone Patry chyba na 3 raty. Przez jakis czas szlismy tez wzdluz drogi i zbieralismy melony, ktore wypadly z furgonetek. Arbuz przy upadku sie rozkwasza, a melon nie. :) Wygladalo to troche tak, jak ziemniaki na ...

Reconsideration, Kalamata, Greece travel blog

Reconsideration

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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I’ve reconsidered.  I don’t think we’d want to be here cycling in the heat of the summer.  The sun and 17 degrees is hard enough for me today.  Heading out of Finikounta, we traversed the first of the mountain ranges ...

Learning to Ride a Bike, Stoupa, Greece travel blog

Learning to Ride a Bike

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Could someone please  help me?  I don’t seem to know how.  I thought I’d learned to ride a 2-wheeler when I was 5...  I thought I’d gotten better at it these last few months… Today, that all seemed to ...

The End of an Era, Athens, Greece travel blog

The End of an Era

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... taking more rest days.  We didn’t get as far, but I think we have some more memories.  I will always remember Greece as the place where I began to love olives, the place to buy the cheapest wine ever, anciet sites abound, and where the ...

place of the first Olympics, Olympia, Greece travel blog

place of the first Olympics

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Do Olimpii zabiera nas auto - budka kempingowa z Austriakami mieszkajacymi w Czechach w srodku. Marcin marudzi, ze przyjechalismy tu dla "jakis ruin", ale mnie wlasnie o to chodzilo :). Chcialam poczuc historie na wlasnej skorze. Wstep dla ...

bizantine wonders, Meteora, Greece travel blog

bizantine wonders

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... to see that place for half of my lifetime and it was well worth it. If I had only one thing to be chosen to  see in Greece, after all of these places I`ve seen so far, it would definitely be Meteora. On our way back to the camp site, we stopped by ...

A day in the life of Brian and Sharilyn, Mavrovoúnion, Greece travel blog

A day in the life of Brian and Sharilyn

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... divorced one another yet!  We have a tea to warm us up as the nights are cold and get dark early.  Then I usually read - got a book on Greek mythology for our travels through Greece.  Then it’s sleep so we can wake and do it again! ...

Forgotten all but for Homer, Asíni, Greece travel blog

Forgotten all but for Homer

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Decided to take a break day and hang out along the beach.  Merely 100m from our campground was a lovely rocky shoreline,  But taking a look around, I saw ruins up on some hills beside the beach.  We had unknowingly stumbled into Ancient ...

Olympia!, Olympia, Greece travel blog

Olympia!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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The sun shone down on us lightening spirits and reassuring me that we CAN get through this and continue on (or at least reassuring ME).  I must not get so devastated from only rain.  I guess it’s just one of the signs that we are both ...

One last day in Athens, Athens, Greece travel blog

One last day in Athens

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... by Greek and foreign artists, manuscripts, as well as a large collection of traditional costumes from the various regions of Greece. We wandered the building relatively alone. It was a really peaceful morning. The old Assembly hall in the ...

Greece PART I  - Mykonos, Mykonos Town, Greece travel blog

Greece PART I - Mykonos

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... four hundred churches and its wonderful breaches all constitute the island's trademark.   Jump to: Greece Part II - Santorini To view more photos of this trip, please visit my ...

day at a beach, Athens, Greece travel blog

day at a beach

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... so good. There is no room for dancing and people don't really know how to have fun. And we thought that the entertainment in Greece will be like in Poland but better. We`re gonna have to leave Athens soon. Maybe the province is different? We got back ...

Sphinx riddle, Delphi, Greece travel blog

Sphinx riddle

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Wstalismy o 7 rano, a o 8 bylismy juz na drodze. Drugi dzien utknieci w tym samym miejscu. Gdy do 9:15 nic nie zlapalismy, poddalismy sie i zatrzymalismy nadjezdzajacy autokar. Mielismy dosc autostopa na jakis czas. Autobusami dotarlismy do ...

Be Careful What You Say, Epidavros, Greece travel blog

Be Careful What You Say

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Cycled into the ancient theater of Epidavros - heralded to be the best preserved of the ancient world, and I believe it could be true.  Immense in size it can seat 14 000 people, and it’s still used today.  Built into the surrounding ...

Now Acropolis..., Athens, Greece travel blog

Now Acropolis...

A travel blog entry by danly

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... was good because they were all busy and all had basically the same menu.  Lunch was pretty much like all of our meals in Greece, grilled meat and salad. We went back to the hotel and picked up our bags and then walked to the metro station where we ...

If These Walls Could Speak, Monemvasia, Greece travel blog

If These Walls Could Speak

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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I think I read somewhere that this was the best place to watch the sunrise.  With a huge mountain to the West, the suns et prematurely and I was anxious for a little more light the next morning.  But Helios’ winged chariot had to fight ...

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