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Travel Blogs from Athens
Saw too many ruins...it ruined it for me. HA! Met a cool guy (Juha) from Finland. Had beers and chilled out. Decent bar in the hostel. The owner liked to play drinking games and pour lots of Ouzo.
I boarded a train for Greece from Istanbul early in the morning and rolled out of town in a Harry Potter-esque cabin all to myself. A lot of the journey was along the coast and was very scenic- but took a long time, with no available food, and after we stopped in Greece, we had to pack 4 of us and the driver, our large bags and two guitars, into a …
... in. Dr. Ryder suggested that we go out into the auditorium
and greet them, so we walked around and chatted with some students as they
When we walked onstage to perform, these kids kind of
made us feel like rock stars. They cheered so loud, we couldn’t help but look
around at each other and chuckle. I think we were all beaming the whole time we
were up there! Unfortunately, because it was during the school day, we were
only able to sing ...
... made you appreciate the size and detail. Seeing the caryatids was also pretty special - that 25,000 word essay about those 6 columns was brought to the forefront of my mind. We shared a pizza for lunch and then visited Hadrians Arch and the temple of Zeus. It would have been pretty impressive. Apparently the Greeks started building it in the 5th century BC but ran out of money so it was incomplete for 400 years or so until Hadrian came along and finished it. Again ...
... been rained out. We could have lost a lot more had he had everything in that stolen wallet. We didn't lose that much. And while the thief was wrong, theft is going to happen for survival when unemployment is 20%. I'm sorry it happened, but life is good...and we spent a good part of life today on the Acropolis is Athens, Greece! I'm still shaking my head at the thought.
Tomorrow we rest. It's a day at sea. They aren't my favorite, especially if the seas are rough, but they are ...