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May 28, 2006 - Athens

After a 9 hour ferry ride we arrived in Athens. Jam-packed and congested more than you can even imagine, the city is built all the way around it's famous Acropolis. Much less impressive in size and detail than what we have already seen of the Roman Empire in Turkey, we did enjoy the view of the city and were able to get some perspective and open space. Sightseeing and dinner in old athens, a walk through the market, a visit to the National Museum and seeing the DaVinci Code were the highlights.

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May 26, 2006 - A Tour of Athens with Chris

Sas (hello)!! I arrived in Greece on May 25th and have been having a wonderful time!! I have to say the Greek people are SO friendly. Practically everyone I have met so far has been so welcoming and so generous. Even before arriving here I met a Greek woman at the airport who saw me reading my Athens travel book and quickly sat down beside me to ask how long I would be staying, what I was planning to do and then offer her own advice on things I should see. When I boarded the plane, I ended up sitting next to her boss, George, who turned out...

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May 25, 2006 - Atenas, a cidade das Olimpíadas

Atenas, a cidade das Olimpíadas Após dois dias de ócio, voltamos a madrugar para conhecer a história grega, quem diria, o Saulo acorda no maior pique! Fizemos um city tour e a primeira parada foi o estádio olímpico antigo, onde foi realizada a primeira olimpíada moderna, por volta de 1820. O estádio é todo feito em mármore, com capacidade para 70.000 pessoas. Seguimos para o Templo de Zeus, Deus de todos os Deuses, o que restou deste antigo templo foram algumas colunas, o restante foi destruído por fortes tempestades, terremotos e guerras....

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May 23, 2006 - Grécia, soltamos os lastros e descansamos

Chegamos na Grécia com muito aprendizado em pouco tempo. Além de tudo que contamos pra vocês, aprendemos que depois de 20 dias as roupas começam a feder e que andar com 15 kg nas costas cansa muito. Como podem ver, já estamos mais inteligentes depois desta temporada de viagem. rs... A Grécia representa o fim da fase da terra dos camelos no nosso itinerário, uma das partes mais exóticas do ano sabático. O medo das mães e da Renata se mostrou desnecessário graças a Deus. Agora podemos relaxar e parar de correr um pouco. Depois da maratona...

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May 23, 2006 - Athens - Corfu

On may 20, I flew from Istanbul to Athens, beginning me month of travelling alone in Europe. After the month Ill be meeting up with Bryan in Amsterdam. We'll have 5 weeks to get our fill of western europe before I come home on the 3rd of August. I admit it is pretty scary when you arrive in a city where you know noone. Atleast I knew how to get to my hostel, Athens Backpackers. It actually was on the same street as the hotel we stayed at in Athens 2 weeks ago. I was pretty much a big loner for most of the day, just walking around the plaka...

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Mark's Eurotrip 2006

May 18, 2006 - Tasting Tear Gas in Athens

It was ironic that after almost eight years living in the Middle East (admittedly in the extremely safe United Arab Emirates) we felt the first sting of tear gas in Europe! But we're getting ahead of ourselves... An hour before picking up a hire car in Thessaloniki to head off around Greece our phones started ringing. Bad news. Lara's mother had been in a serious accident and we needed to get to Perth - one of the most far-flung capitals on this earth - ASAP. While being a travel writer allows you to visit some of the best places around the...

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May 15, 2006 - Athens

We only had a day in Athens & we had a 6am flight the next day so we decided to spend the night at the airport. It was our last day with Ben & Meria today as they were staying on 5 days with Meria's friend & we were going onto the Islands. B&M stayed in the city and the rest of us went to the Acropolis. It was hot & dusty but it was amazing. We had seen several ancient ruins by now but this was immediately impressive. It's a shame that the majority of it is under construction/restoration as photos are tainted by cranes & scaffolding but it...

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May 7, 2006 - Greece (Athens)

This ıs long overdue. I've been overseas for 8 or 9 days and this is the first chance Ive had to spend any amount of time at an internet cafe. Alright. So we arrived in Athens on the 4th of May after way too much travelling. The we, referring to my family, who I am travelling wıth for two and a half weeks before going on my own. For the first three nights, we stayed in Athens and ate wonderful authentıc Greek cuisıne at nice little area of the city called the Plaka. Our hotel was just one block from the Acropolis and about a 2 minute walk...

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Mark's Eurotrip 2006

Apr 26, 2006 - First full day in Athens

Today we chose to walk around, get familiar with Athens and rest. We are here for two more days and need a break after yesterdays wild adventure into a city of over 5 million people that is over 6000 years old. Athens is much different from the other smaller towns we visited in Greece...we are in the big city now...LOL The streets are very clean in the area where we are staying, but crowded, narrow and you must always be alert of the oncoming vespa. We have been very lucky with the weather and pollution. The temps have been in the low...

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Apr 24, 2006 - From Finikounda to Athens...HELP!!!

We are now safe a sound in Athens...LOL Our trip from Finikounda was a very fun but stressful experience. Jay decided to take the wheel for this leg of the trip and was afraid to let me in the drivers seat of the car except to pull it from one parking space to another...very funny...LOL The trip from Finikounda to Athens took about 5 hours of white knuckled hairpin turns, far drop offs into the Mediternean and the realization that a two lane highway in Greece is actually capable of handling 6 lanes of cars...I wish I had a picture of this....

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Apr 17, 2006 - Frappes and Spanokopita

Okay, so its Spring Break and it feels very surreal that at this precise moment I am sitting in Athens at the internet cafe across from the archaeological museum that I always used to go to last summer. Ahhhh! So it feels really wierd to have left Egypt too. They don't speak Arabic here!!!! I really don't know what to do. Last week, I was desperate to get out of the Mid East and today when I left I was wishing that I was laying on the beach in Sharm El Sheikh instead of country hopping.... Oh well, I am getting into the travel thing though...

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A Cairenian Semester

Apr 15, 2006 - Posting from Piraeus, Greece for Athens

Saturday, April 15, 2006 Piraeus, Greece - Port for Athens I had the last complimentary Ensemble Travel tour in Athens. There were only 13 of us on this huge tour bus so we spread out. Our tour guide, Jemma, was one of the good guides. She told us a lot but didn't overwhelm with lots of details like some of the other guides. First we drove around the coast line of the Aegean Sea from the Port of Piraeus. The last time I was here, more that 30 years ago, this was undeveloped coast line. Now the suburbs and resorts have spread into this area...

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Norma's World Cruise

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