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... was romantic, except that it was too hot to even hold hands, and the ruins smelt of donkey urine and cigarette smoke. We learned early on that Petra is best appreciated from outside the caves, not within. Open access to the caves means that they are strewn with litter. The solitude was also much appreciated for our trip into the Wadi Rum. An American family and a Spanish couple we had met in Petra ended up at the same desert camp as us and we had such a lovely ...
... when I thought I would only need to see the ruins once - I have to go again tomorrow..................as everything was closed today.
Had a great day regardless - walked and walked and walked - 30,000+ steps (3 days worth!!) Looked around the flea markets and wandered around all the little side streets.
Met some awesome people. In the morning when we headed off - we got lost !!! ...
... and pottery. It was cool to see authentic Greek pottery, considering I have created some imitation greek pottery. I managed to snag a few pictures, even though it wasn't allowed. My boys were a little bored, but I thought it was fascinating (and it was free, which is nice). After the museum, we headed up to the Parthenon.
I guess I'm not very worldly, because I thought the Acropolis was just the Parthenon. I discovered that there is so much ...
... drives home how old Judaism is, if there are menorahs carved into stones and column capitals.
Speaking of column capitals, there is another kind that comes in between Ionic and Corinthian - the Eolikos style. It's not as common as the Corinthian or the Ionic, and it looks to be more closely related to the former.
One cool bit of information I learned regarded the statues. A lot of the statues in the museum were found headless. It turns ...
... also, which is to be expected. We take it in and it's hot here. The cost of a cold drink at the cafe up this hill is hopefully paying off the National debt of Greece. We then walk past the Parliament and other impressive buildings. A lonely figure sits outside The Bank of Greece with a carboard sign, no doubt highlighting his own downfall due to economic problems. I cant think of a better place to sit and plead your case.
It turns out we're only a ...