Trip Start May 24, 2006
36Trip End Aug 02, 2006
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The Parthenon and Acropolis were great to watch. It was especially fun to people watch because everyone was just standing taking pictures. I swear that I accidentally walked into at least ten pictures. It's just so hard to walk through that place. In some ways the preservation process has also removed some elements from their original positions and placed them into museums. For example the friezes on west and east ends have been put in the museum and have been restored
Athens is going to take more time than I expected. There's just way too much to do here. On the downside is that there's so many tourists here. It's the first time since London when I actually hear and can converse in English without any difficulties. It's a bit odd actually. It makes me worry that tourist season is high and soon things will become packed. But it really isn't yet. So I'm glad that for the most part I'll avoid some of high season and will be in lesser traveled cities during peak season.
I might go take an excursion to one of the islands at the end of the week, I haven't decided yet. I have to see if I've saved enough up to this point.