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... the restaurant was called Psaras which is Greek for "fisherman" and the restaurant was over 100 years old. there were at least three separate buildings which the restaurant operated from and we were kind of positioned in the middle of them. The tables were sprawling out throughout the alley and up the stairs. There was a rooftop garden and I think you had to have reservations to eat up there. we ended up on the stairs... the candlelit table was very ...
... the time we left a couple hours later it was unbelievably crowded. I found it very interesting that such craftmanship existed so many thousand years ago and when you consider how unfriendly the site (build on a mountain top) is and the weight of the marble blocks it was a fantastic engineering feat. It appears that the Greeks have lost every battle since they defeated Troy because ...
... huts with a view of the plains and valleys. Very nice! Predators can be around so the Masai guards escort us to/from the restaurant. Exciting! We stay 2 nights here and we enjoy the peacefulness. There’s no internet and electricity is on only a few hours a day. But who needs this when you can watch elephants and baboons from your bed. Tarangire National Park is a beautiful park with different types of landscapes. It’s also a big park and as such the animals are ...
Hop on a plane, make one quick transfer, and just like that - plus about 17 hours travel time - we arrived in Athens.
It is Greek Othodox Easter here and the big celebration is Saturday midnight with a service lighting candles and then fireworks. We chatted with our taxi driver ( the Metro was on strike for the holiday weekend) who told us about the special Easter food - soup Mistrika and roast lamb.
Dropping our luggage off, we quickly headed out ...
... the enormous size of the temple which would have been the size of 96 x 40 meters.
The arch, built of Pentelic marble, bears two inscriptions. The one on the side facing the Acropolis reads - This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus - while the other, on the side facing the sanctuary and the extension of the city by Hadrian, reads - This is the city of
Hadrian and not of Theseus. Truly, this is a masterpiece of ancient Greek architecture.