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Cabs and coughs., Santorini, Greece travel blog

Cabs and coughs.

A travel blog entry by itsem

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So we arrived to Santorini. The port was bustling "you want a cab" "you want a room" we just slunk past and got on the bus up the hill. Our hotel was quite nice with a pool but this was our first real introduction to the European shower. We walked ...

Ancient monuments, Athens, Greece travel blog

Ancient monuments

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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We came to Athens not sure what to expect, other than pollution and the Acropolis. The chaotic streets and markets reminded us more of Asia than Europe but we found we enjoyed the atmosphere. Europe is sometimes a little too sterilised! We didn't spend ...

The Road to Chania, Rethymnon, Greece travel blog

The Road to Chania

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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We could not stay at Tylissos very long, because we had a three-hour drive ahead of us to reach Chania (hahn-YAH). It didn't feel like three hours, though, because my eyes were glued out the window as we hugged the north coast of Crete on our way west, ...

Nicky, Nikos, Maria, and Nicholas, Piraeus, Greece travel blog

Nicky, Nikos, Maria, and Nicholas

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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Once we checked into our rooms, I toured the ferry boat with our program representative, Beautiful Basil. As we walked, she explained about Greek names. A couple's first baby would be named after the groom's father or mother. The second baby would ...

The BibFem Four's Perfect Day, Athens, Greece travel blog

The BibFem Four's Perfect Day

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... . Beside the Zappeion are the National Gardens, the only really green space in the heart of Athens. A monarchy was installed in Greece in the nineteenth century, and the gardens were created beside the palace as a royal refuge by Queen Amalia (who was ...

Rice with Curry, Peas, and Raisins, Athens, Greece travel blog

Rice with Curry, Peas, and Raisins

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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I slept in to a decadently late hour for the first time in almost a month this morning. In the afternoon, Wedding Belle came over with a load of laundry and stuffed peppers, Greek gigantic beans, homemade tzatziki on fried pita, chicken, and a special ...

Epidaurus: Built for Butts, Not for Churches, Epidavros, Greece travel blog

Epidaurus: Built for Butts, Not for Churches

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... in Nauplion (or Napflion, same thing) for the night. Nauplion is said to be one of the most beautiful places in Greece, so romantic that Athenian couples come here to get engaged. Unfortunately, I missed it completely. And I missed dinner. I ...

Missing Apple Cider in the Orange Grove of Tyrins, Nauplion, Greece travel blog

Missing Apple Cider in the Orange Grove of Tyrins

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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It was only a short drive this morning from Nauplion to the ancient ruins of Tyrins. We had more silver light today thanks to the overcast skies, and it was downright chilly. Grizz waxed eloquent on how the taste of the air in the morning reminded her ...

Heading straight for the islands, Athens, Greece travel blog

Heading straight for the islands

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) (S) Go directly to Santorini. Do not stop in Athens and do not collect ...

Bed Rest, Athens, Greece travel blog

Bed Rest

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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I'm on bed rest today. Sage wants me to take it easy to prevent the bronchitis from developing into pneumonia. I'm glad for the support of the women of the program, who call to make sure I'm ok and can get me anything I need. I've been going from nap, ...

Paros Island, Paros, Greece travel blog

Paros Island

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Leaving Mykonos Island rewarded us with the perfect sailing conditions.   The same wind and waves that battered us yesterday while motoring north to Mykonos were now exactly in our favor as we sailed south to Paros Island, one of my ...

Girls Lunch, Chania, Greece travel blog

Girls Lunch

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... about how glad she was to have been encouraged to study abroad. Blink Blink said she had always felt a special call to Greece, and then this opportunity came along that fit perfectly with her communication major. We all started crying, moved to ...

For Aletheia, Athens, Greece travel blog

For Aletheia

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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It's Aletheia's birthday today! (Greek for "truth") International author Magazine editor and publisher Web content developer Musician Theologian Activist for justice Founder of an international organization Mother ...

Taking The Sun And Sights In Mykonos And Delos, Mykonos, Greece travel blog

Taking The Sun And Sights In Mykonos And Delos

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Welcome to Paradise!" says the handsome Greek man on reception. Paradise Resort and Camping that is - at Paradise Beach Mykonos. The sun is shining and bikini clad girls (well they seemed to have mislaid their tops!) laze on sun lounges while boys in ...

Leaving Chania Harbor, Chania, Greece travel blog

Leaving Chania Harbor

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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I am at a loss for words to describe the exhilaration of the boat ride. The harbor was beautiful as we pulled away and rounded the lighthouse. We passed a rocky outcropping where a special herd of endangered goats were the only ones inhabiting the ...

Stories in Marble and Gold, Athens, Greece travel blog

Stories in Marble and Gold

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... he's hurling Zeus' thunderbolt or Poseidon's trident, we don't know. Indy votes for Poseidon's trident. When the Romans conquered Greece, they transported many priceless works of art back to Italy. This sculpture was on a ship bound for Rome before it ...

Toucha Toucha Toucha Touch Me, Athens, Greece travel blog

Toucha Toucha Toucha Touch Me

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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With apologies to Rocky Horror... We're back in Athens for a regular day of classroom instruction and blogging catch-up after our trip of wonders through the Peloponnese. As I was going through my pictures, I realized I had a lot of pics of the ...

Umbrellas at Mycenae, Mycenae, Greece travel blog

Umbrellas at Mycenae

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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It was still raining when Papou pulled in to the palace ruins at Mycenae. But we got the Lion's Gate to ourselves for a while, quite a luxurious treat, and then we had fun going to the peak of the palace walls and taking pictures of each other under our ...

Lounging around in Greece, Corfu, Greece travel blog

Lounging around in Greece

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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We spent a few days doing, well, not much really in Corfu. We stayed at a hostel/guesthouse that seemed to have more 'staff' than guests, most of them Aussies working for board and food. The 'traditional greek cuisine' that they advertised was cooked ...

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THE "perfect beach"

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) (S) Ahhh...finally. We have found the perfect beach. The pictures don't do it justice. The knee deep, bath temperature water goes out from the beach for 50 meters. Why don't more people come to Crete? Oh right, it's not that easy to get to. Unless ...

Emotional Bloodbath, Athens, Greece travel blog

Emotional Bloodbath

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... original songs for the group. Then the students initiated storytelling time, each recounting their favorite moments with each other in Greece. Again, they stuck to funny stories to dam the pressing flood of mass tears. Finally it was time to leave, ...

Goodbye To The Car (and our friend Athina)., Stilida, Greece travel blog

Goodbye To The Car (and our friend Athina).

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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After a night at a travellers style motel at Stilida, and a sighting of Mt. Olympus the highest mountain in Greece, we are now in Athens and finding it very "down at heel" with frantic traffic and unhappy people. We found one last UNESCO monastery, ...

It's A Mans Mans World...... Mount Athos., Ouranopolis, Greece travel blog

It's A Mans Mans World...... Mount Athos.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... of Mount Athos has a wall stopping anyone from entering by road and has always been cut off from the rest of Greece, making it effectively a private island. The monks are not answerable to Greek Law or taxes, but run their community through ...

Snorkeling, Chania, Greece travel blog

Snorkeling

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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The wind caressed our faces as the boat chugged out into the Bay of Crete. Our first stop was the site of an underwater German plane that crashed during World War II. The students put on snorkel gear and swam out to look at the wreckage. When they ...

No Such Thing as Too Much Greek Food, Heraklion, Greece travel blog

No Such Thing as Too Much Greek Food

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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We were scheduled to walk back to Phaestos to catch the charter bus to lunch, but after compassionate Basil saw how long the walk back would be, she called the bus driver to ask him to meet us at Agia Triada instead. We lunched in the little town of ...

Mugging at Tylissos, Heraklion, Greece travel blog

Mugging at Tylissos

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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We got some great pictures at Tylissos. Archaeologists reconstructed the frame for a three-paned window in the villa, and the students enjoyed posing in it. Then we found an ancient round cistern. Although really it was built as a storage vat, it ...

Cough Cough., Athens, Greece travel blog

Cough Cough.

A travel blog entry by itsem

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On arrival into Athens I was feeling quite sick. Anita and I went to our hotel in the hopes they would let us check in early, but as no one had vacated yet they let us, but we had to wait an hour. We went across to the main park and sat in a nice ...

Athenian Death March, Athens, Greece travel blog

Athenian Death March

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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We took the second walking tour today into the heart of Athens. We passed the Kalimarmara Stadium, the Zappeion, through the National Gardens, watched the changing of the Evzone guard at the Vouli, Syntagma Square and metro station, Mitropoli church, ...

View to Mt Olympus, Past   Ierissos, Greece travel blog

View to Mt Olympus

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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7.8.06 Mt Olympus It was time to leave Nikiti Camping, we're reluctant to go as we're finding it so relaxing and we've had an opportunity to catch up such things as washing linen and making space in the camper with a big clean out of all the things ...

Why and the Gods, Litochoro, Greece travel blog

Why and the Gods

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Carolyn and I paid our respects to the abode of the twelve Greek gods at Mt. Olympus.  The highest peak in Greece had now changed hands to the Orthodox Christians as small shrines and a rebuilt monastery were part of the trip along Mavrologos ...

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