Travel Blogs from Athens
... pudding, etc. etc. When we checked into the hotel, I stepped up to the counter with the confirmation but they only wanted to talk to the "husband" who they issued the single key to. I'm at his mercy! He got up around 5 a.m. to go to the gym (since he had been awake for an hour already) and because you need the key card to operate power in the room, the air conditioning promptly went off. The room started to heat up, so I gave up and had a swim in ...
... with Gypsies, who are
persistent thieves, and stray dogs, who roam in packs and who are sick and
mangy. Despite the dogs at every stop,
we enjoyed the bus tour sites, getting out to take pictures of the Olympic
stadium and video for the changing of the guards at the Parliament.
We walked through Athenian streets to a Taverna, with live
dancing music and food. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday! ...
We are staying in an area called Plaka, which is the old
part of Athens. It contains mostly restaurants and tavernas in lovely narrow
streets. It's also the area where all the souvenir shops are.
Our first meal was in Plaka, yesterday evening………..and was
a very interesting experience. As we walked around looking at the restaurants,
we discovered they each have a "spuker" ...
... do it and to never give up. They seemed to really appreciate that from a college student that has come to travel to their country. Having this as our last performance was actually perfect! I loved connecting with the Greek children and I loved singing for them even more. I truly do believe in every child who has a goal to do big things in America one day and I hope I have the pleasure to see what God unfolds for them one ...
... and it's pretty quiet once we head up town towards the Parliament. Today must be the day that the human Horror Shows come out as we've seen some people in a very bad way. I have to admit that some of these poor souls are in a shocking state and not something that we've seen in Europe before. Acts of kindness to them from the locals are rare but you do sometimes see a random person take pity and offer food which is ...