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Aug 7, 2005 - Athens to Beirut, Lebanon; Greek Musings

Sunday, August 7. Ferry to Piraeus, Athens. After saying goodbye to Ben and Aspa, Myrto drove Jeff and me to Parikia where we caught a slow ferry (6 hours) to Piraeus. The boat was an hour and a half late. It was packed with people returning to Athens. This was my first time on a slow Greek ferry and hopefully my last. Jeff had purchased a first class ticket while I got deck class. Deck class was outside with hard benches and plastic chairs. First class was lounge chairs and air-conditioning. I took the time to compose my journal. Upon...

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Jul 30, 2005 - Cape Sounion, Greece

Saturday, July 30. After doing some shopping in the Plaka district, Jeff, Karen, and I caught a taxied to Alimos pier in the marina where we met Jose, and a little later Ben, Aspa, Myrto, and, our Greek skipper, George ("Jorgo"). Jose was on the same boat as Aspa and Ben for this past February's 2005 Manhattan Sailing Club's De Caribbean Regatta in the British Virgin Islands. Jose works as an attorney for a large NY law firm. Aspa recently started a new architecture position and Ben works in IT for Bloomberg, the financial services company...

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Jul 30, 2005 - Athens, Greece

Last night was another tough one of the ship...lots of rocking and rolling...light at first during cocktails and through dinner but got progressively worse through the night. The captain informed us he couldn't stay for us to see the sunset over Santorini due to the winds projected up ahead and the arrival time for Athens. So we were expecting it but I have to say I got pretty nervous..thankfully Val had some dramamine, of which I took two! So no problems with the stomach...just the head...called fear! It settled down early this morning. We...

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Jul 28, 2005 - Athens, Greece

Thursday, July 28. Drive to Athens, Greece. We caught a hydrofoil back to Ermioni and our car. From Ermioni, it was a three hour drive to Athens. I made reservations at the Student and Traveller's Hostel in the Plaka area of Athens. I had stayed here a few years back on my last trip to Athens. We had a quad, sharing the room with two Aussies. Plaka sits right beneath the Acropolis (high city), considered the most important ancient monument in the Western world and the symbol of Athens. The Pentelic marble Parthenon, the largest Doric temple...

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Jul 28, 2005 - Remembering Santorini when stuck in Athens

Well yes, the title says it all, huh. Athens has felt more and more like the polluted, crowded and hot city that it is since we returned from Santorini. It's hard to believe that my last week in Athens is about to begin... but not without one final weekend trip (Hydra and Spetses), necessary if I am to last out the last week. No really, I am complaining too much - I think just because I just had dinner in Victoria Square where a bunch of wierdos hang out and that is making me annoyed with Athens. Hey, that means Athens is beginning to...

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The Global Kazzy

Jul 26, 2005 - athens

wow done so much since last update. was just after lunch went i posted my last update, having just climbed to the top a v v large hill. i then decided to walk to the ancient city of tiryns (of the troy era). its about 6ks from the town center of nafplio. but dispite the bistering sun, i managed to walk there without needin a rest!! v proud of myself 4 that. how ever the site definately was a let down after all that effort to get there!! spent about 15mins there, and only that much cos i had walked all that way i felt it owed me...

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Jul 25, 2005 - Athens, Greece

We got to Athens, and I arrived a little on the sick side (surprising I lasted this long)...I rested all day and slept well, so I feel better...today we went to the Acropolis, to see the famous Parthenon....the place leaves u kind of speechless...to see these old structures and to be at the place where I learned so much about Western Civilzation was really an awesome feeling...seeing the Theater of Dionysis was a trip, Ive red so many Greek tragedies over the years... Athens is one of the busier cities I have been to..lots of people and...

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Bob's Trip 2005

Jul 24, 2005 - Athens, Greece

Athens. Land of the olympics of years past and years not so past. Land of Zeus and Aphrodite. Land of cats, coke addicts and gyros. In athens, BBD met up with Aaron and Miriam. Those are Dan's cousins. They were never in an african american hip hop band. Also in Athens BBD met up with Louice (you may remember her from both Cusco, Peru and Stockholm, Sweden) and her friend Hannah. Also, neither of them were in african american hip hop bands. BBD also met up with Dan's brother Evan. He had a short stint as an african american back up dancer...

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Jul 19, 2005 - A Cretan Weekend

Hey everyone! Finally I got my pics put on a cd, so finally I can post them online! Exciting stuff. Well, it's Tuesday evening here in Athens and I am feeling refreshed after a weekend away from the hubbub of the city and the hubbub of constantly being with 37 other girls! Last Thursday night I took the overnight ferry from Athens to Rethymno, Crete - a 10 hour ride. I shared a cabin on the way with a Greek grandmother and her little grandaughter, who I think was confused with my inability to communicate. Around 6am in the morning when the...

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The Global Kazzy

Jul 12, 2005 - Athens is Damn Hot !!!

OH my god, it feels like i'm back in South Africa here, man oh man, its 32 Degrees and no wind at All ! Well at least we finnaly found a beach about a 15 min walk from where we're staying... dont be fooled we were in the water of our pics for a good Chunk of yesterday... it was so warm it wasnt refreshing at all, it was just like taking a bath.. but the further you swam out the colder it got, we almost swam to a big big boat that was just anchor'd down just about 200 meters out. We also swam to that island you see in the pics, got three...

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Jul 11, 2005 - Athens & Patras

11th July Monday. Again the heat - today is meant to be 36. We shall see. Early breakfast and ready to disembark at 9 am. At 9.15 we board our coach and already the thermometer is 34. We return to our Athens hotel to collect those of us who did not do the island tour and commence a tour of the Parthenon and Athens. Off we set for the Acropolis. Acro - means summit, polis means city. The Parthenon is situated on the summit of the city (the Acropolis). Here again the heat is unbearable - in fact hotter than yesterday if possible. All of us...

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Jul 10, 2005 - athens at last

after a 6 hour ferry ride and a 3 hour bus ride we arrived in athens. lucky for us a taxi driver approached us and offered to take us to our hotel for a good price. it was pasted midnight and we were in ni miod to trmp across the city and find our way. our hotel is one of the better ones with a view of the acropolis. we quickly fell asleep looking forward to our next day. yesterday we had breakfast in the hotel (a piece of bread and tea!) then we were off to see the ruins. first we wandered through an incredible strip of stores. unlike the...

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