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Travel Blogs from Athens
Today I wasn't happy for 2 main reasons:
1. I am very hungover
2. We are leaving the Greek Islands
I was also not impressed at having to say goodbye to Fleur already, and especially Iona, because she's going off to live in London soon just when we've left.
James was feeling much better today though.
We had …
... has done its job and my diabetic readings are now much better. Still more needs to be done and here’s hoping that Africa will deliver some health benefits very much in the same way India did.
With all the visits to the NHS taking up so much time, it allowed few visits for friends, although I did get to see my mother, sister and her family. I also managed to slot in a much overdue trip to Athens to see my friends Mary & Polis, ...
... beautiful and complete amphitheatre on the way, the Theatre of Herodes Atticus. This was built much later, after the city fell into Roman hands. It was an open air theatre that could seat 5,000 and was built by the orator, Herodes, in memory of his wife, some 500-600 years after the Parthenon, in 160 AD. It looked stunning against the deep blue sky.
Further down and around the back of the hill was the large square (agora) ...
... for dinner. We had a beautiful seafood dinner sitting outside on a perfect balmy evening.
We have seen such amazing sights, been in awe of the history from centuries ago, met some lovely people, had great food and wine, but Theo's philosophy on family values and love reinforced our own feelings. Now we can't wait to get home to see all of our beautiful family and friends.
Antio (goodbye in Greek)
... offerings on my later trip, since they couldn’t possibly compare to the wonderful, flaky sweetness that we experienced there. Like I said, this tour had a very different focus from the food tour in Rome, but I still learned a lot, and had the added aspect of visiting some of the real neighborhoods in Athens.
By this point in my time in Greece, I had realized I had absolutely no hope of seeing the rest of the locations ...