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Travel Blogs from Athens
... holding a sign with our name on it. He was a jovial man, very talkative even though he spoke very little English. It didn't matter to him though, he chattered away about Athens, and the World Cup and his friend that lives in Dallas, Texas. He even stopped on the side of a really busy freeway to give us our first glimpses of the enormous city of Athens. Both of us buckled our seat belts after that. When Chris asked what teams were playing in the World Cup with ...
... that the Jason has for breakfast. We walked about 15 minutes uphill to the Acropolis. We saw the theater located just beneath and continued our hike up the rock on which it is located. We had a good view of the Temple of Nike and viewed the different kinds of columns in the entrance building, the Propylaia. We made the climb through the entrance and into the Acropolis where we could see the Parthenon. There is so much construction going on within the building that it’s ...
... and then saw the queue for passport control and the next security check. I’ve never seen something so ridiculous in my life. The line of people was actually snaking through the airport for what seemed like forever. I finally found the end of the line and spent the next 52 minutes waiting in line and fending off line cutters. I don’t understand these people. They know that we are all in the same line, trying to get to the same place, because we ...
... terms, and lives in Athens to direct the excavation in the spring
and summer months. So it was pure luck that this year, Dr. Camp happened to
arrive in Athens early, and welcomed us to a behind-the-scenes tour!
Our tour was truly fascinating. Dr. Camp just unlocked
the gates and took us down inside the actual dig sites, and talked to us about
everything they dug up over the years. Again, this all would have been nice to
just look at, but we had Dr. ...
... met us after the Acropolis and we walked down to the temple of Zues, past the guard of honour for the soldiers of Greece, around the King gardens and on to the Olympic stadium. The stadium is an amazing arena built entirely from marble. It was used to host the original Olympic Games where nude males would compete. These days, the Olympic torch is brought here from Olympia and begins its journey to the host nation. It is also used to celebrate the home coming of ...
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