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... br> The first event on this final day was visiting the ancient city of Corinth. Corinth is located about an hour outside of Athens and it is considered a significant site in the country of Greece. Corinth is important in the history of Christianity for Paul visited there to spread the word on Christianity. For this journey to Corinth, Dr. Camp joined us to give some insight. While there we were able to see a number ...
... hopped off.
Greece is suffering from extreme economic difficulties after decades of deficit spending by people who love to take extremely long vacations and pay little or no taxes if they can evade them. Unemployment here is higher than the Acropolis and finding a solution is, well, Greek to them just as Greek is Greek to me.
We sail at 6:00pm for Mykonos. Pianist Naki Ataman is the headliner tonight ...
... 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 ...
... on the ruins of an earlier ancient version). Once our circuit was complete, we had the option to get off the bus at the Plaka shopping neighbourhood, which we decided to do. We wandered for a bit, and then picked one of many restaurants in the area to have lunch. It was called Arkadia (or Arcadia, depending if you were reading the Greek or English menu). We ate very delicious chicken souvlaki and a Greek salad. ...
... and there were none who were overly annoying. Hussein told us a lot of interesting facts and history about the Pyramids, which I will attempt to summarize here (with some additional help from Wikipedia): the Great Pyramid of Cheops (or Khufu) is 146 metres tall, and consists of some 2.3 million limestone blocks, each weighing 3 to 9 tonnes. In the King's Chamber, there are granite blocks weighing up to 80 tonnes, which were floated down the Nile all ...
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