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Jul 11, 2010 - Summer in Athens

In case you were wondering, July in Athens can be HOT!! But before discussing meteorology, a few musings from our trip: Prior to arriving in Athens we wrapped up our time in Rhodes by winding down. The town of Lindos on the east coast has world-class beaches and an acropolis with an old castle and temple on top (relatively common in this part of the world - not that we take them for granted!). The views were stunning and after a bit of hiking and shopping we ventured further north to the area called Kalithea. Here is an old spa, built by...

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Jun 29, 2010 - Quik Update more to come....

We are packing to leave Venice today. We have been in Italy for seven days. We arrived in Firenze(Florence) at 10:30 pm afer an eventful day. We had flown from Athens to Rome in the morning after an eventful taxi drive. We had two drivers who apparently had not worked together before, one was a young man named Jon, the other was an elderly gentleman named, Jon. Young Jon kept finding faster ways to get to the airport, but then he would go back to tell the elderly gentleman about the route and the elderly gentleman would yell at him. So here...

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Greece/Italy 2010

Jun 29, 2010 - Athens

Hello All! I apologize for just now catching everyone up, on our last tour through Greece. I found myself very busy the last three days of vacation trying to get in all the history that we could while we were there. On the islands, our days were filled with leisure activities that consisted of only one thing..relaxing. By the time the night came while in Athens, we were all so beat we could barely keep our eyes open! We arrived home (Texas) late Friday evening but I have found it difficult to write the last entry because it is the final...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Last Day in Greece

We originally chose to visit Greece first, because we thought we would like Italy better, but at this point I would be hard pressed to believe I could enjoy many countries more than I have enjoyed Greece. Beautiful country, lovely people, very safe I fear I won't like Italy half as much. Let me begin by saying that the Greek police force reminds one of the physiques imagined of the Greek gods. How might you ask would I know? Well first, as much as I have enjoyed all the people I have met here, I had begun to believe that the ancient Greek...

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Greece/Italy 2010

Jun 5, 2010 - mixed weather in Athens

Had a great flight with Royal Jordanian and were met at the airport and taken to hotel. Nice and central. Yesterday we has a city tour to the new Acropolis Museum which is magnificent and, of course, to the Acropolis itself. Today we woke to showers with a day trip to Delphi to look forward to in the wet. However when we got there after a 3 hour drive it was fine. We spent some time walking round the ruins and the went to the museum where all the treasures are held. WOW!!!!! Had a typical Greek Lunch. Then on the way back we had a bit of a...

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Apr 19, 2010 - Our last day in Greece

Rhodes was a bit hazy today. There is a chance of rain today and tomorrow. We left at the right time. Ikuo, our host while in Rhodes, served us our breakfast at our favorite table. Shortly the 2 French guys came out and we had a wonderful conversation with them. After farewells to our new friends, we loaded up and headed down the hill. We took a minute to take a picture of Kostas at his restaurant. He was very pleased. Our journey from Rhodes to Athens went very smoothly. We arrived at the bus stop just as the bus for the airport pulled up,...

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Apr 13, 2010 - Athens Landfall

We left Santorini and took a eight hour ferry trip through the Greek isles to land outside of Athens (Piraeus). Tomorrow we will travel into the heart of the city. How I am not sure but it just happens. We were waiting for the ferry and met two lovely lasses from Scotland. Ruth and Kristy who so charmed us that we rewrote our schedule to spend more time in Scotland. I only hope we could be as good ambassadors for Canada as these two are for Scotland. Hi Girls! Although we did not get to see all the isles we understand they are all very...

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Long Reach RTW

Apr 10, 2010 - Semana Santa Part II: Visting the Home of the Gods

OK, and now I pick up where I left off… Day 5 – Con’t Travel Day We landed in Athens to BRIGHT AND SHINY (sorry, it was TOO easy) weather. It was 70 degrees, sunny, and EVEN THE WIND WAS WARM (obviously I’ve been away from the warmth for a while since this is exciting me to no end). After we got off the plane (ON THE TARMAC, AGAIN. LOVE Europe), we headed for the train station and got on the Metro (1 Euro a ride, including connections – not a bad deal, WAY better than stupid, expensive Paris) to our hotel. The ride took WAY longer than we...

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Apr 8, 2010 - Athens Greece

Wednesday 7th April – Day 88 Thrilled this morning as we have a day at sea, non-stop relaxing – if only! I went off to make an Egyptian Greeting Card, which was very appropriate, we had the usual panics, but for once I finished first, with only one minor adjustment involving scissors. It was then on to collect coffees and watch Bill Tidy the cartoonist, whilst we were in Cafe Vivo, I was press ganged into having my photograph taken with Lionel Blair, he loves the attention, so see pic. We then had a quick lunch, as we were invited in to our...

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Apr 6, 2010 - Athens - The Parthenon, Acropolis, etc.

What a wondrous day! Where to begin is truly a difficult task. We walked today where St. Paul challenged the Athenians with his incredible debating skills and prevailed. It was in the ancient Agora that Paul made known the unknown God, and began what has become his 'signature' sermon. Today was the day we walked backward in Greek history to the top of the hill up to the Acropolis to see the Parthenon, the Temple of Dionysis, and so very much more. It was an awesome day. Stavros dropped us off right by the Parliament building and the Tomb of...

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Apr 4, 2010 - Easter

All the house was buzzing with excitement as Easter had arrived. It seems that the American Easter bunny had crept in during the night, and bags of goodies were hidden all around the house. What merriment! Too soon all the bags were found, and preparations for the Easter feast resumed. We call it a 'feast' because that's exactly what it was. A whole leg of lamb, mashed potatoes, salad, green beans, rice stuffing, bread and butter, beans, taziki sauce and much more crowded the long dining room table as we gathered, first to pray, then to...

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Apr 3, 2010 - Easter Saturday

In Greece, Holy Saturday is a day of visiting, which means food preparations had to be made to honor whatever guests happened by. Also, in the midst of those preparations there was a meal to prepare for the family. A seafood bouillabaisse joined fried shrimp, calamari, artichoke, beans, Greek Salad and bread as our afternoon meal. What a delightful treat! Somehow these things taste better when you're in Greece. The company, of course, was even better than the food. This afternoon will be a relaxing time (in between visitors), though our...

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