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... to find out it was actually a bunch of Northern Irish football supporters here to watch a Euro qualifier (NI won 2-0 incidentally and in so qualified for 2016).After that little bit of excitement it was back on the train and back to the airport.
Once at the airport we had the very unenviable task of finding somewhere to sleep, we needed to get our bags out of storage but couldn't check them in until our flight opened so we were also lumped with these for ...
... started as a dream I had as a little girl. I had my sights set on adventure, the land of Greek mythology and the goddess, and of course, sailing to distant ports.
Each of the women that joined me on this quest was following her own dreams. We came for different reasons. We all shared a common experience and yet customised our trip to meet our own desires.
I learned so much about myself and what ...
... some other guy supposedly just landed in Greece and has a sister who was married in Vancouver is asking me what kind of wine I like --- what is going on here??? There were 16 people on the tour including people from the USA, UK, NZ, Singapore, Canada. We spent a good 3.5 hours waking and hearing about the major sites in the Acropolis area. It was nice to be out on a nice evening waking and hearing about all of the Greek myths - of which I am somewhat lacking in ...
... with a care package from our hosts. Sandwiches, fruit and cake. So kind of her. She delivered it the night before when she came to say goodbye. Her niece who runs the business with her, came by later as well.
As we arrived very early, our accommodation was quite ready for us. Luckily the previous guest had left early, and our host was nearly finished preparing our apartment. We headed down the street for a ...
... and laurel wreath. This arena was used for the modern Olympic games and many other events. It was also used for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games as well as many other sides in Athens. We can still see the stadium and the stone seats/benches that surround the fields. The restrooms at the stadium are something else - all white marble. And they are public restrooms - but you do have to pay to use them. Check out the photographs.
We stopped briefly at the Tomb of the ...