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TravelPod Member ReviewsFiloxenia Hotel Athens
The outside was the best part. The hotel felt run down, especially the rooms which had NO view (a brick wall and the local cats) and very noisy air con. Hotel position was rather a long way from the old centre of Athens though very convenient for the museum & a very nice square with variety of good restaurants. Breakfast on rooftop was adequate & staff were ok.
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... how much pain my stomach was in.
I described the demonstrations last night as like a carnival or circus. I think that's appropriate. It certainly didn't feel angry. People were generally happy and excited. It was mostly young people, but they weren't breaking things and tossing molotovs: they were buying trinkets and food from street vendors and taking pictures. The police were respected. Things wound down orderly after midnight.
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... or two at the site. (Do you see how I’m avoiding the plural form of grouse, basically because I don’t know what it i?. Could it be that one calls single or numerous birds of that species "grouse" the way we deal with the word “fish”?)
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