Travel Blogs from Olympia
Not sure if part one got published so will try again... We started the day with a good breakfast and loaded up the coach and traveled to the Olympic museum due to some light rain. The museum was great and Costas gave another of his excellent talks throughout the morning. As we left the museum the sun came out and we walked the ruins of the Olympic …
... drinking and kept to ourself the entire cruise.
Most evenings in general, Brittany and I would book a late dinner, either at the 8:30pm or 9:30pm time slot. We always tried to fit a swim in after our excursions and lucky for me, Brittany loves to swim just as much as I do. She may not be as much of a sun worshipper as I am, but I must be rubbing off on her because she’s got a pretty impressive tan happening!
As it turns out, the World ...
... 776 BCE. It is still the site where the Olympic Torch is lit using the heat of the sun for the Summer and Winter Games. Over time the city of Olympia was completely covered by water and soil. It was re-discovered in 1766 and excavation work began some sixty years later. What has been uncovered has now become a tourist mecca. We walked through the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, the gymnasium, the hippodrome and the stadium. Excavation works are still ...
... of Pisa, and Lykourgos of Sparta with the institution of the 'sacred truce'. From that time on, the Olympic Games were held every four years and acquired a Panhellenic character. The athletes competing in the games had to be true-born, free Greek men. They competed naked to honour the gods and to ensure they carried no concealed weapons. The word 'gymnasium' actually comes from the Greek word gymos, which means "naked." Women were not allowed to watch the games. The ...
It's the final stretch of study abroad, which is frightening yet thrilling! We are all so excited to go home, yet we'll all be missing this experience for the rest of our lives. It's crazy that next Saturday I'll be at my house snuggling on the couch with my dog, Snicker. It's been SOOOO long! What will I do with myself?!
Anyways, the last couple of weeks have been pretty fun. Last weekend I stayed in Athens even though a big group went off ...
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