Afternoon in Athens
Trip Start Oct 05, 2010
17Trip End Oct 20, 2010
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Tad schlepped all our bags up the hill to the car this morning . . . OMG! As I'm sitting here at an outdoor cafe writing this, a bird just shat on Tad!!!! Suddenly, he's liking Greece less and less about now . . . ANYway, drove to the Santorini airport this morning, grabbed some airport sandwiches for breakfast, and took off for Athens. On the plane, a guy behind Trish was telling Trish to turn off her iphone . . . she told him she had it on airplane mode, but he wouldn't shut up and told her to turn it off again and that he was a pilot, so he knew. Well, you know what happened next . . . she turned around, adjusted her glasses, and said "I'm a pilot, too.", and turned back around. In other words, **** We ARE getting a bit cranky as we move through Day 15 of our travels . . . not at each other, just getting a little impatient with:
European toilets, elevators, and showers
Bad BO on public transportation
People not waiting their turn!
We love all your comments, and a couple of you have asked what camera we have been using, settings, etc. All the photos on the blog are taken with the iphone 4. So, imagine how great the big camera photos will be! Very exciting that the travel blog website contacted Trish about using some of her photos for their main page. Pretty cool. Trish also went back and labeled a few photos from the previous blogs . . . we had bad wifi service in the islands.
We took our 5th or 6th mode of transportation this afternoon when we boarded the Athens metro to ride into downtown to see some sights. About the only mode offtransportation left is a wheelchair, and we all agree we're not too far away from that!
We made the most of our time in Athens this afternoon, with a visit to the Acropolis and Parthenon, a little bit of souvenir browsing, and finally a marathon hike up to Lycabettus Hill, the BEST spot to view Athens. You walk up like 9,000 steps and then hitch a cable car to the top, which towers above the city. We are here just at sunset and got some great pics. Oh, Trish was a bit confused about how to say Lycabettus and asked a shopkeeper where Lycapenis Hill was!! She's tired. So, we're sitting here atop of the hill ordering a light meal anticipating the beautiful lights of Athens and the lights on the Acropolis as the sun goes down.
Ciao from Athens (we don't know how to say Ciao in Greek)!