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Travel Blogs from Athens
We were on the ferry till about 2pm today. Once arriving in Greece we made our way to Athens! We pretty much just had dinner and went to bed as we have a big three days coming up! We had a total of about 9hrs in Athens! We are coming back to Athens afterwards ...
... In comparison, JUST NY subway fare, say to and from Queens for one week, would cost 35 US dollars assuming the standard $2.50 each way. Additionally, ticket inspectors are very rare so many people ride all transportation completely free of cost. It is convenient, but it seems that Greece is losing a lot of profit on this industry.
Our first site of the day was the Ancient Agora. This was a fascinating ruin ...
... and public life. A museum is housed in the adjacent Stoa of Attalos, a large arcade.
I enjoyed the sight of the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Greek Parliament on Syntagma Square (Syntagma means constitution). The high-kicking evzones (presidential guards) dress like the mountain fighters of the War of Independence: knives were concealed in the shoe pom-poms.
More about Athens after the group tour ...
... place. There's far worse places to be for the weekend. Athens seems to have a bit of a siesta around 3.30 to 4.30pm and we are doing likewise, having a bit of a rest after walking for miles and seeing real life. One place went to today was an eye opener. We visited the Meat and Fish market, no cellopane and polystyrene trays here...like you get in disinfected British Supermarkets. As one German Philosopher once said - "There is no feast without ...
... and head off in a few different directions. Some lucky few were off to a 12 day Greek Island cruise, some were off to 3 days of island hopping, some headed to Bali for a week of pampering, some are doing their own thing, and some - like us - are preparing to head back home. Those of us who are heading home have another night (some two) in the hotel, so we all went to lunch at the souvlaki bar on the corner. It was strange to only have 10 of us there, but the food ...
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