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"You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way" - Jennifer J. Freeman After a nine hour ferry journey in which we tried our best not to freeze to death, we finally arrived in Athens! We managed to successfully navigate the metro system and after finding the hostel and ditching our bags we headed out to explore the city on …
... a couple of photos.
We are off for a walk around the town this morning and then will be boarding the motor clipper (SS Minnow, sorry I mean the Galileo) this afternoon. Not sure that there will be much wifi out on the water but will update when I can.
Hope everyone one is well back in Oz land.
Skipper, Gilligan, Mary Ann, Ginger, and Thurston all send there love.
Take care and catch up soon,
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... The rest of the time was spent wandering the outskirts of the Plaka (more of the same souvenir shops) and viewing Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian at the end of a suburban alley! Again coffee and a stuffed mushroom snack, some WI-FI (there is a pattern here!) and then back by HopOnHopOff to the boat.... As Ken says, Athens could do with some TLC... Not the grandest of cities in our ...
... allows them to figure out the colors so we saw some statues that were painted. We all seemed to prefer the unpainted statues. They now are also able to clean the statues with a laser. The female statues were always fully clothed while the males were always naked. The Parthenon was rebuilt at least 3 times. The first time it was destroyed by fire and the Turks destroyed it when they conquered the city. On the way home we watched the Changing ...
... outdoor restaurants, but on the opposite side are the ruins, with the occasional train full of graffiti. Graffiti is pretty rampant in Athens.
On the way back, we went thru some of the streets in the Plaka. Full of shops and pedestrian friendly streets. Lots of locals seem to shop here. Lots of stuff like sandals and fashion for young women. Some jewelry shops along the way.
We are about 7 hours ahead ...