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it's hot as **** around here dudes (y'all remember how hot that is, right?)
Rewind a couple of days:
Versailles was an awesome thing to see...the palace itself was more of the same (i.e. big, gaudy) but the gardens were absolutely wonderful...gardens, just so you know, are allowed to be big...they had one of those hedge mazes which i totally got lost in for 45 mins...it was pretty awesome thinking "i'm ...
... were often built on the highest hill as the best means of defense. The first thing we saw was ruins of an ancient amphitheater called an audion ? It was used only for “audio” performances as in music and song. No drama or comedic theatre. 4 stories tall with magnificent open air arches and seating for 5,000. The original was topped with a cedar (cedars of Lebanon) wood roof which no longer exists of course. However, the audion is still used for modern day ...
Athens airport itself has two interesting features:
The museum collection upstairs showing what they excavated from the site of the present airport: really well-constructed, informative exhibit. Easily spent about 45 minutes in it before going through security.
The chapel: the nicest airport chapel I've seen, with lots of Greek Orthodoxy frescos etc. No one else was there, it was dead silent, and a very peaceful place.
... I would just delete them later. The cabbie by now was smiling and pointing at just about everything. Then he surprised me and made a sweeping motion to the hillside and said “fire” two years. Aha... I knew what he meant. There had been devastating fires in Athens in 2007 (or 2008 can't quite remember) and he was pointing out the hillsides that he been on fire. Right on. Now THAT I found interesting.
Then five minutes later he was pointing out the ...
... We only lost Maddie once... when Lachy and i jumped on a train just as the doors were closing (yes Lachy got stuck in the door) and unfortunately Maddie got left behind.... but luckily she was clever enough to follow us to the next stop - a little shaken, but able to laugh about it later.
Day two we were meant to go on a free walking tour around Athens which goes for about 4 hours. But we all slept in, and gave it a miss. We then went ...