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... the Augusts. Our flights are taking us from Winnipeg to Toronto to Cairo to Athens. Perhaps not the most direct route but maybe we will be able to spot some pyramids as we fly over Eygpt to compensate for going a bit out of our way. Ruth and Gerry will arrive in Athens the day after we do. Their route takes them through Minneapolis and Paris, so no pyramid spotting for them.
We are eating our way across the Atlantic. ...
... a major problem for me as I do not like walking over anything see-through. I took some interesting detours as I walked through the museum.
I'm sure there's plenty more to see in Athens, but we would need to visit at a different time of year as it was so hot (fortunately not humid). The driver who brought us in from the airport commented "we have the breeze" and that was nice, but not enough to keep us cool. At least bottled water is very cheap!
... Greek soldier was ordered to take the flag down and replace it with the swastika. He refused and jumped to his death rather than give into the Nazis. Later, two young Greek men scaled the side of the Acropolis and secretly replaced the Nazi flag with the Greek one. They were seen as heroes and there is a plaque there in their honour.
Elizabeth also filled in a great deal of extra information. She really enjoys Greek mythology, and ...
... goodbye and exchanging Facebook friendships. Bed barreled in on me so fast I can’t remember turning down the sheets. Sleep was good.
Today. Was it really today? Was it really this morning? Currently I’m sitting in my studio in Aegina and I can’t remember if it was this morning or last year. Time is different in so many ways here in Greece. I love it. Today. We met our new Studio teacher at breakfast (more free eggs? Yes please!), and she explained ...
... it to anyone and everyone travelling through Athens.
After the Acropolis I went to the Monastiraki Market, a lively flea market neighbourhood which is filled with culture and atmosphere. I spent 2 hours walking through the markets and got dinner at one of the stands. The market would be a good cultural experience for young ones because they would get to interact with the locals and see the things that they buy and sell, this ...