Travel Blogs from Athens
You know, I've been to a few places where people have warned be not to "overstay." As we began to plan this trip, I heard from everyone I asked (both Greek and non-Greek) that Athens was such a place. “One day max” was the typically recommended timeframe. Not one to second guess those that had been before, that’s exactly what we …
... the finds from the archeological site of the Acropolis. Here you can visualize how the site must have looked during its reining years. The museum was a nice relief from the heat. Then we went to the Old Olympic Stadium. It was so small compared to today and no longer used due to the small size of the track. We spent the afternoon walking around the Plaka Region. We are tired and ready for an afternoon nap. Tomorrow we head to ...
... if the tse-tse flies weren’t around. They’re a real pest and a problem you cannot ignore. They bite and carry diseases. For now we close the roof and windows to deal with them. We’re booked in the Serengeti Serena Lodge which sits on top of a hill. We’ve got 2 connected rooms in a hut with lovely views of the plains. Dinner is a buffet and the children over-eat but it’s hard to resist when the food is so good. It’s exhausting watching animals all-day ...
... and then following a crowd of people celebrating Good Friday. They were journeying out of the church around the block which symbolised Jesus Christ's walk to heaven. I enjoyed my stroll around the neighbourhood and by the end of the night I felt safer than I did at the beginning. 1 night @ International Youth Hostel: 3.5/10 Small shower and bathroom **** lock on the door It was hot at night and the air con was broken so I couldn't sleep at night. The only good thing was the wi-fi for ...
... lost wallet. I wasn't being suckered this time. He did that earlier this trip pretending he had lost his wallet to tease me about how overly cautious I've been. Not this time. He lost a credit card, 100 euros, and his ship ID which he needed to get on the ship.
Fortunately, his neck wallet had his driver's license and ATM card. Between his driver's license and my ship ID card, we got him through the terminal security to get to the ship, and before passing ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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