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Visiting the Island of Aegina
September is an ideal month for holidays. The days are still long, warm and beautiful and I prefer travelling this time of year than the peak season when everyone else is out. Beaches are not crowded, no traffic congestion, kids are back to school and hotels and restaurants are more affordable. So, before the …
... to Placa. There was a group of nearly 100 teenagers there in the metro and they were quite a commotion. found out they were from just outside Philly. When we got to Placa we started looking for a place to eat. On the way, we passed an art gallery which had sculptures in it. There were lots of bronze and ceramic pieces and the lady talked at around 1000 words per minute - I could not get a word in edgewise. I finally decided to buy a small bust which was ...
... in fact.
Our first stop was government house where she explained
that the elaborate ballet the two guards performed signified the time when
Greece kicked out the Ottomans. Apparently, the high kicking was a symbol for
when the soldiers carried knives under the pom poms on their shoes and used
them to castrate their enemies……..what a way to win a war! I can't remember
what their kilts signified, but I refused ...
... on your own expectations combined with what you have previously seen and although the sheer size of the temple was impressive, chuck in a whole heap of scaffolding, couple of cranes, portacabins and well, let's say, I wasn't as overwhelmed as I expected to be! The views over the modern city of Athens though were second to none, as was the weather! Bloody archaeologists!!
We dropped back down the other side of the hill passing ...
After one month of biking our way through france and living in a tent we arrived in the city of Geneva where we locked up the bikes and caught our flight for athens and the Greek islands. Here we were meeting up with some of rach's friends and spending a week cruising the med on a yacht. Being newly engaged we were lucky to be given the cabin in the bow, a luxury compare to our tent nicknamed "the blue whale". ...