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So yes we have just had two wonderful and very hot days at sea. 30+ degrees has meant lots of swimming, football, swimming again! eating, swimming, shows, late nights. Hard life! The Norwegian Spirit is very much set up for families. Kids just have a ball on this cruise. Staff are great. Ethan has played hours and hours of football on the deck court. The heat doesn't seem to worry him and he's made heaps of friends from all over the ...
... Wi-Fi. Having learnt our lesson from yesterday, we decided to share dishes and went for a Greek salad, fried squids (which was a mix of baby octopus and calamari) and fried cheese (which was a mix between Haloumi and string cheese).
After lunch we continued our walk through the Plaka – a couple of shops were entered and purchases made. Mum also bought a small bottle of Ouzo for some people we know from the ship who were unable to get off today.
On our ...
... orange in color but have great taste. I
am loving the coffee! And I am very jet lagged.
We then had our first classes- International Business at 9
am and Entrepreneurship at ten. Both
will be easy but require journal entries and records on differences we see
between Greek and US lifestyles.
At noon we went as a group (about 20 students) into town in
Glyfada. One student is fluent ...
... especially for poor Anita who had a foot injury from a recent bike accident. We decided to walk towards the main central metro station (monastiraki station) via the central market where you could buy the freshest produce from meat, fish, poultry to fruit and veg. It was definitely different to see meat handled without gloves and stored without refrigeration. Once in the city centre we decided to sit in the courtyard with some baguette sandwiches and take in ...
... International artists. The list of performers is quite impressive: Maria Callas, George Dallaras, Yianni, Nana Mouskouri, Sting, Elton John, Andrea Bocceli; there are too many to list. They were even setting up for an event on the day we were there.
And so we continued up the steps and finally reach the top, where massive pillars mark the entrance, called the Propylaea. We walk through to the open ...