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... more time sitting around. Eventually the check in line opened and we headed over. This might have been the most secure check in I have ever seen in my life. Every single person had a passport checked, was interviewed, have their checked and carry on bags checked and had them swabbed for explosives before one could even get their boarding pass. Logan and I stood in line and were called up. The interview was the typical, where have you been, where are you ...
On the bus again.....this time we are visiting the city of Athens and what it has to offer. So the country is in financial difficultly and immediately you can see it. Many abandoned buildings that were either hotels, restaurants or residential have the doors closed and look quite derelict with the local graffiti artists filling in their spare time with their art work. These artists have been very busy and everywhere you look you can ...
... for today although we’re busy with finding a job now and planning our return. Here are my favorite moments of the month. 1 - watching family of lions, Serengeti, Tanzania 2 - Giza Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt 3 - Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt 4 - Tutankhamon gold mask, Cairo, Egypt 5 - relaxing in Kampala with Barbara, Uganda 6 - Acropolis, Athens, Greece. 7 - seeing the wildebeest migration, Serengeti, Tanzania 8 - seeing leopards and cheetahs, Serengeti, Tanzania 9 - Karnak ...
... and attempt to give us directions. We ran into a creepy old man who offered us help. He was less scary than the other people on the streets. His English was okay, but he gave us better directions in french which I could only half understand. It wasn't until a rude reception at another fully booked hotel would point us down the street further. The accommodations were nice, but in a less than friendly looking part of town.
The next morning ...
... taxi drivers...I think we did ok as Athens is not having a great time economy wise. it was a 20 minute drive and we passed the square that had hosted last night's riot. We saw it on Bizarro TV on the ferry. It was an anti-fascist demonstration that ended with a full blown kick off. it wasnt reported on the UK newspaper websites and maybe that's not a bad thing. Athens isnt getting anywhere near the amount of visitors it was a couple of years ago.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services