Travel Blogs from Athens
Today I met a couchsurfing host finally! I met his university friends, they all study physics:\. Then we walked his dog Hector and visited where he is a boy scouts chief and then climbed Lycabettus Hill where we could see all of Athens.
Walked around the Acropolis at night for a preview of what's to come and did some grocery shopping. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Enjoy the feast for me :)
No luck with couchsurfing. 3.5 hour bus ride to the city and now I'm in the capital of the ancient world.
... br> We were too scared to order coffee afterwards, so went to Starbucks instead! We headed back to the hotel afterwards, but not before we bought a few too many cherries and strawberries. We're still not sure exactly how it had happened, but we ended up with 1kg of cherries and 500g of strawberries!
By 14h00 we were back at the hotel, done with the day's program. What had seemed like an impossibility in the morning - fitting everything we wanted to see ...
... Athens is the lack of local style bars in the areas we have been in; everything looks like a tourist trap! We have found a couple of decent restaurants (well done Trip Advisor) which, at least as far as we could tell, provided some authentic Greek cooking at decent prices. Overall it’s a difficult city to love, we had pretty much visited everything in the Lonely Planet guide with a day ...