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... the coffee shop.
Don Juan had me convinced that coffee came from Columbia. (All about the marketing) The real origin of coffee came from Africa-Ethiopia to be exact. After roasting the beans, they were ground into a fine power. A spoonful of powder added to a small amount of water was put into a small copper cup with a long handle and placed into the hot sand and moved thru the sand until it was warmed. ...
... be built any higher than the Acropolis. I have to confess that I'd never really understood the difference between the Acropolis and Parthenon but the guide explained it very simply. 'Acro' means high and 'polis' means city which is exactly what it is. A collection of buildings, with the Parthenon being the most prominent, which sit on top of a very high hill...simple really.
This was ...
... It was the same bus that had picked us up back in Athens over 10 days ago. We caught the bus to the Poseidon hotel, the one near the beach. Here we checked in, found our rooms and went up. I unpacked, got ready for the next day, then went
up to the pool where a few people were. I had a few drinks and used the WiFi and talked with those up there. Then went back down to the room and got ready for dinner.
... we leave the Acropolis, our bus takes us through town to our hotel, the Athens Plaza, located on the Syntagma Square.
After checking in, we had the afternoon free to explore Athens.
A small contingent of travelers set out for lunch in the Plaka section, know for its wonderful local artisan shops and tavernas.
We went to Epmeion, an amazing restaurant recommended by our concierge, and enjoyed an extravagant Greek sampling of ...
... sugar, like a zeppeole- These were LOUKAMADES! ;)
We came back to the hotel at midnight- time to dress for the
beach! It was a quiet Monday night, so
the beach club was dead silent. However, the Wifi was EXCELLENT- even Snapchat
A waiter at the bar is a Greek student- he taught me how to
say BIRTHDAY! (Genethia!)
Tomorrow is a nice, easy day after class.