Travel Blogs from Athens
"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow" - Anita Desai
Greece, thus far, has widely exceeded all of my expectations. Even in the midst of a major financial crisis, Athens remains a gorgeous and welcoming city. But what really makes Greece the country that it is are the Greeks.
This morning we decided to try a different breakfast place on the other side of the street, as we had enjoyed some really good coffee there the day before. The owner of the ...
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It is the weekend in Greece- It's Friday, but we have no class!
We started the day going into Athens with a small group. After an hour on the Tram, we arrived at Syntagma station and walked again to the Plaka, a square of touristy goodness in the center of Athens. We choose a restaurant for lunch that was set up "family style". ...
... our room at the Athens Cypria Hotel, which is comfortable and clean although a bit dated and smells of stale cigarette smoke. I’m glad I “splurged” on a Hotwire 3 star this time.
Mel asked Siri a question about what’s nearby the hotel but her response was “Sorry…Melanie…I can’t look for places in Greece.” What’s up with that Siri???
Oh well, we’d had a long day and were too tired to go out (again) ...
... it actually seemed that the bits and bobs in Turkey were better preserved and maintained than those that everyone the world over knows about -- those in Greece. That's not to say that we didn't care for or enjoy those in Greece, but rather to say that we had been spoiled from our earlier adventures by seeing such phenomenal ones just a hop and skip (well, a smidge further) from our house. Well worth taking into account when planning a jaunt to this part of the world.
... actually does and the process they go through in order to determine the actual age of something. If Dr. Camp wanted to teach more classes in the spring, I would gladly take them.
After being awe struck by Dr. Camp, we went to perform our final concert. It was for a high school which fit around 300 people in its auditorium. The acoustics were good and we were finally able to sing with dynamics since we had microphones. ...