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Travel Blogs from Agia Marina
Friday (14th) both exhausted we were a sleep before the plane even took off! We caught glimpses of the Greek Islands as we flew into Athens. We caught the train out to monastiraki with a lovely American lady who also shared the airport shuttle experience with us, the train took about 45minutes then a short walk to our hotel. (We even got a discount as we could get a couples train ticket!) Turns out she was staying 2 streets away so we dropped her off and kept ...
... as we've been walking all day so started on our way back to the hotel... well easier said than done as neither Deb or I have a great sense of direction so yes, we went the scenic route and at one point had to get out the map.. just as well we can read greek letters because the map was in english however the street names are, of course, all in Greek!! It was rather fun and I think we both made a bit of a game of it, pretending we were on the amazing race!! Funnily enough when ...
... painted with the wife dying in labour, the midwife, and the grieving husband. Everything else was pretty samey. But there were some awesome sculptures of the gods. Artemis, who is clearly the best, was all over the place. A quick and easy way to tell if you are looking at an Aphrodite is if you see exposed boob. Fun facts. Also, Dionysus was the most popular god (what, the god of drunkeness popular?). When I got to a really famous bronze statue of either ...
... of eating vegetarian or vegan, as we are, in a land where spruiking various forms of flesh is done with nationalist vigour.
We have been on the road for a month now and we have certainly had some most fantastic meals. Indeed, over dinner last night, we recounted most of our main meals and updated a bit of a running sheet. Successes far outweighed failures.
Naomi's research has paid off and thanks to her we have found some veg ...
... by afterward. We rightfully toasted our complied meal with raki, a Turkish spirit similar to ouzo, “Gia Sou!!”
Dorina that had us visit a spice shop that sold assorted fragrant teas, and we ended our tour at Bougatsadiko, a traditional pie shop that had only recently opened in Athens. There we sampled a dangerously delicious custard-filled bougatsa, that at least had the benefit of preventing me from eating ...
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