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Oct 12, 2010 - Day 12 Athens

It was foggy and rainy but not cold. Left the Black Sea thru the Bosporus going past Istanbul again. Beautiful city then into the Marmara Sea. Now thry the Dardanelles. I could count at least 50 ships anchored outside of Istanbul harbor and into the Aegean Sea bought Bob a t-shirt on board for $5. instead of paying the laundry $5. to wash one.

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Oct 6, 2010 - Time to go home - back in Athens

Well it's back to reality today, we arrived in Athens yesterday afternoon, and overnighted at the Airport Hotel. Reilly showed some more skills yesterday in driving the club cart back to our hotel reception on the way home This morning we had some free time so we decided to go to the Athens Zoo which was surprisingly good. Lots of animals to see including rare white lions and tigers, bears, hippos. We all enjoyed it very much! This is the final update, we have had a wonderful trip in Greece, the boys have learnt a lot about the Greek...

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Oct 5, 2010 - Oct 5, 2010 New York to Athens, Greece

It was still raining when we lifted off from EWK in Newark, NJ. The time was 6:00 PM local and 5:00 back in Missouri. We soon climbed above the gray, rain filled clouds into clear sky and headed east, northeast toward the coast of France across the Atlantic. The monitor at our seat informed us that we were at 38,000’, with a 123 knot tailwind, giving us a ground speed of 663 knots. This terrific tailwind didn’t last all the way but we did land right at 10:00 AM in Athens, Greece. That was only 2:00 AM back home but after so many hours of...

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Sep 29, 2010 - Cardiff

The day didn't start off great - I got on the train to Cardiff and realized I had left my Blackberry in my hotel room. I felt completely naked. I do not remember the last time I was out of touch for an entire day. Which is not something to brag about. But off I went to Cardiff, Wales. Pouring rain when I got there, so I hopped on the bus and didn't hop off. Didn't get much in the way of pictures because of rain on windows on bus, but Cardiff is a very charming town with a big castle in it. Gayle found me in front of the castle and Yay!...

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Sep 29, 2010 - Athens, Greece

Up a little after six this morning, a quick brekky and then ready to leave the ship to take our Athens Tour. This is one city where we were glad we booked the tour. Today the city has a public transport strike. No trains, busses, etc. In addition to this, the traffic is chaos and the smog is atrocious. Apart from that Athens is great. Our tour begins early and we are straight into the traffic. I think our guide had to dip into his kit bag of stories, because the trip was a lot longer than normal. We received a run down on the history of...

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Sep 28, 2010 - I love London

It's stupidly expensive and incredibly crowded, but as soon as I'm here, I relax. A taxi from the train that would normally cost $8, cost double that and most of that was creeping through traffic, but I don't care. I'm here, I know how to get around, I speak the language reasonably well and all is good. Staying at the Cromwell, which is in the Gloucester Tube area where I always stay. Nice room and a water kettle! for coffee! and shortbread cookies! I'm fed (chicken tikka masala - my favorite) showered and getting ready for bed. 8:30p here,...

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Sep 27, 2010 - Athens - last day

Not much to write about and no pictures to post. The Mykonos hotel gave me a tracking number for my camera and it is supposed to be here tomorrow by 10:30. I leave at 11, so I'll keep my fingers crossed. My pictures from my BB won't post, don't know why, will worry about it later. Went to the Archeology Museum, which is world class, and rode around the city in the Hop on, Hop off bus. Had a cheeseburger and fries at the James Joyce pub - I am completely done with Greek and Turkish food, except Greek yogurt which may be the best thing ever...

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Sep 26, 2010 - Athens - day 1

Met up with Dave and Cindy this morning and we started our day in Athens at Starbucks, as we should. Sat and visited an hour or so and then toured Athens by wandering around and stumbling into things. Found an adorable little open air train that circles the city and you can get off and get on, so we go on and went to the Acropolis. Massive, amazing, dramatic. I took pictures with my Blackberry, but have to email each one individually, so it may take months to get them all over and posted. Then wandered through the city, through the Flea...

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Sep 20, 2010 - Greetings from Athens, Greece (or How insomnia and the start of a cold is driving me crazy!!) - Blog entry by Andy

First things first. If you read the full title above, yes, I think I am coming down with a cold or something. At the very least, something sinus related. Love these ships, but the air in the rooms can be so dry. Between the stale air on the plane and now the ship, it's kinda wreaked havoc with my throat, which was pretty sore most of yesterday. After we attended the theater show, we went back up to the room pretty close to midnight. For some reason, I just couldn't get to sleep. I tossed and turned for hours before I finally gave in and...

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Sep 14, 2010 - Amazing Athens - City of the Gods (and us!!)

Hello all from Athens!! It has been a very interesting three days in Athens.We have covered a lot of ground and seen some amazing sights in a short period of time. We hope the boys have learnt about the foundations of civilisation, they seem to think most of the sights are cool! First up we got on the double decker sightseeing bus to get a sense of the city. The boys wanted to see the Olympic Stadium first, and we spent a couple of hours in this arena soaking up the traditions of the first Olympics We had organised a babysitter and Sarah...

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Sep 5, 2010 - Sleep when I die

Fresh off 2 hours of sleep, I strode into Heathrow and got my check in on. The flight to Athens was awesome if you like having a kid scream falsetto for 3 hours and 14 minutes without so much as a breath, but I will give it to British Airways for getting us in 20 minutes early. I made a seamless link up with my newest travel cohort, Dan (friend and fellow member of the Source), and then we successfully navigated our way to the hostel. Walking the streets, it looked as if someone had gone up to each of the homeless people sleeping and...

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Aug 31, 2010 - Athens/Santorini

Our day started off by meeting our tour guide at the Syntagma (means Constitution) metro station. His name was Angelos and he was an Athens native. Angelos informed us that the population of Athens is about 5.2 million people and the total population of Greece is 11 million. The Athens metro system was built in conjunction with the 2004 Olympic games. The metro is very clean and modern and many ancient ruins were found during the excavation. The first stop was the House of Parliament where we watched the changing of the guard. It was...

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