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Jun 15, 2013 - Leaving Greece

Flying over the Sporades islands on our way to Athens, and then the amazing olive orchards mixed with vineyard, it is real......time to leave Greece. I can't believe how emotional I am. But it is no wonder really, this is an amazing place. Unlike any other I have been to. The feeling is the same as other trips here years ago, I am just better equipped to recognize it and put it in to words. Greece opens its ancient, strong arms to welcome everyone. There is a soulfulness here that reaches in to your core and holds on tight. It is...

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Jun 10, 2013 - Day 3 Athens

Well the photos speak for themselves We were suppose to get up at 6:30 and take a public bus 31/2 hours to the port to get a ferry to Skiathos, however we ditched the ferry tix and bought plane tix and were able to enjoy Athens for a whole morning , Very wise choice as you can see!!!

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Jun 9, 2013 - Day 2 Athens, finally we meet friends!!

Lots of swimming today. Also went to Acropolis museum which is amazing. They actually built it over some ruins and have a see through floor so you are walking over them looking down. Kinda freaked me out but Leslie loved it. Great film with the history and computer generated depictions of how destruction has proceeded over time and then the restoration. Leslie leaned over and whispered,"wow mom it's amazing how special this is" . A proud mommy moment for sure, she is really into history, taking it all it, taking lots of photos and asking...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Athens Day #1

Alright let's pick up where we left off with the last post. I think I had just talked about my flight with Air China. I got off my flight and fought to claim my luggage then met up with my group. We hopped on the metro for a 30 minutes ride into the city. We made one line change and then we walked to our hostel where we are staying. We got divided up intro groups and put into rooms. I took pictures of my room so I will post them on Facebook. It's pretty nice. We have a balcony and everything. My roomates are pretty funny. One of them is...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Bye Bye Berlin.

Guess what? I made it to Athens! Finally. We did a lot of stuff today and my brain has been struggling to keep up with my lack of sleep so I'm going to try my hardest to remember everything from yesterday. It doesn't seem like I was in Berlin 24 hours ago. It feels like I've been traveling for 3 days. It's like that. Well, here goes nothing. I have no idea what time I woke up. Probably around 10 or 11. Who knows? I ate breakfast with Till who didn't have school. After breakfast I took a shower. Till waited for me and then we went to the...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Day 1 Athens

Our first day in Athens got to our hotel around 6:30 pm. Royal Olympic Hotel was beyond my expectations!!! The people here are so very nice! The location is obviously great, one block to the Plaka ( old town) and lots of touristy shopping, and also the Acropolis museum, and 5 minute walk to acropolis. There is something so soulful and romantic about this city, you can feel it in your bones. Why oh why has it taken me 20 years to get back here?? After dinner walked the Plaka and on food shop had wine tasting and the winemaker was there for...

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May 18, 2013 - Navy in Greece (a cultural tour)

Hello all, It’s me again J In this email, I will let you know about the cultural side of my trip to Greece. As mentioned in my previous email, the 2 most well-known archaeological sites in Greece are Acropolis and Ancient Olympia. Acropolis was built approximately 2500 years ago, imagine how hard it must have been to carry those big stones and marbles at that time when people had no cars or machinery to help them. Here you will see a photo of me in front of Parthenon. The Parthenon was built in honour of Athena and inside it had a very big...

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May 12, 2013 - Return to Athens

12 May GREECE Acropolis & Parthenon, Athens Beautiful Day & Night An absolutely NO HASSLES trip this time. Shuttle to the airport from the ship; plane to Athens; hopped on a free 15 minute internet terminal at Athens airport for directions; hopped on a train (only 8euro); stepped out at our station and about a 150 metre walk to our hotel – the Attalos. A drink on the rooftop bar WITH VIEWS OF THE ACROPOLIS before heading off to explore our new surrounds to discover we were staying at very nearly the same place that we had visited when our...

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May 7, 2013 - Mediterranean Cruise contd

Day 3 -- 7 May at sea – so we were ‘in conference’ for a good part of the day including the extra session from yesterday. Not all work though as our day ended off with a bit of fun ... a Blue Party before heading off to dinner. Already too much food!! Choice of formal dining or buffet, plus 24 hour cafe, specialty food outlets; AND NOT TIME TO RUN IT OFF. Day 4 -– 8 May GREECE Piraeus / Athens Conference session before heading off. Took the RED Bus and had a good wander round the Acropolis area, streets and cafes. We were coming back this...

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Mar 19, 2013 - Grease

Hi everyone! I'm in Grease! Did you know that the first Olympics was in Athens, Grease! My favorite sport in it is the ice skating! I love to ice skate! I went to a museum with a lot of pottery because Grease is known for its pottery! The pottery is so ancient! Did I mention I love to make pottery! There are so many gods! I can't name them all! Thor is the god of lightning, Aphrodite is the goddess of Love, Beauty and Eternal Youth, and Athena was the Greek goddess of Wisdom, Skill and War! That is all I know! Aphrodite is my favorite!...

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Mar 18, 2013 - Greece

In Greece we found out that they held the first olympics! Iv never seen the real olympics but Iv seen it on television. When you think of Greece what do you picture? I picture the ancient stadium in ruins. I really like the thought of having their food! I like the goat and spinach roll thing. It sounds really gross but its good. I think you all would like Greece!

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119 goes to peru

Nov 12, 2012 - Athens

Instead of taking one of the ship tours of Athens, we decided to head out on our own (with the help of Rick Steves' book!) We spent the morning at the Acropolis, focusing on the Parthenon. It was quite a climb up to it! We have decided that the Europeans just loved climbing hills and building things at the top! It certainly has kept us in good walking shape! The Acroplois was magnificent. Right before beginning the climb up to the Parthenon we stopped at Mars Hill and thought about Paul's speech. We had lunch at a delightful Greek...

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