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Jul 15, 2013 - Swim in the Agean Sea

Today we drove south to Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseodon where the ancient Greeks worshiped the God of the Sea. After seeing the temple, we went to the Aegeon Hotel which is just below the temple. We swam in the Clear blue refreshing waters of the Agean Sea all afternoon. Very relaxing day after the hustle, bustle and heat of,the Acropolis sights. I could have spent the rest of the group on and stayed there for the entire rest of the trip. Tonight Marlee and I found dinner in a local restaurant and Marlee had her feet cleaned by a...

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Jul 14, 2013 - Parthenon

This morning we hiked up to the Acropolis to see the Parthenon and other antiquities. The area is a much bigger area than I thought. We spent the whole morning walking the site and learning the stories of the Greek Gods and the history of, the place. Our guide is very knowledgable as she has been a guide for many years. There are only 8 people on this trip....4 girls ...all the same age, two grandmas and two grandpas. It is hot and humid here. Same latitude as LA ...then why is it hotter? We have eaten in several different restaurants and...

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Jul 5, 2013 - Greek Isles and Turkey

Months ago I signed up for the State Department’s email notice system for the countries we were planning to visit in case we needed to avoid an area. Today I received an email telling us to avoid Egypt, two weeks after we left – glad we went when we did, eh? We arrived at Athens as scheduled, but were disappointed with our baggage handling. Somewhere between Sicily and Athens, two small Swiss knives and another knife with a four inch blade that I always carry (when not flying, of course) did not complete the trip. They were all packed in...

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Jun 16, 2013 - I'm Back

So it as been a while hasn't it? To me it feels like I've been in Greece for like 3 weeks when in reality it's only been one. But the wifi is on right now in our building so I'm going to just have to run with it and hope my connection doesn't quit mid-post. If it becomes a problem I'm going to simply type my post out in an email and send it to mom so she can post it. I'm also going to send her pictures to post as well unless some miracle happens and I can start posting them from here. So let's get down to business. I told you guys about my...

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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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