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Sep 24, 2012 - Olympia to Athens

After breakfast we head out on a early morning (8:00am) drive through the mountains, a very scenic route on our way to Nafplio, a nice stop along the way for a cup of Greek coffee. At Nafplio we stop to explore one of the old castles built some 700 years ago, a great stop then on into the city and a chance to walk around the old square and get a bit of lunch before hitting the road again to explore the next castle this one older built around 1300 years ago but is just the ruins of what was there. As we head on to Athens we stop at the canal...

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world trip 2012

Sep 6, 2012 - Athens and The Greeks

And I'm up at  9am. Breakfast goes till 10, but the Walking Tour starts at 10am. So, I pour myself out of bed and onward to Breakfast. Yeah, never had one like this. 2 rolls, Large Americano Coffee with 2 hardboiled eggs. Makes sense. Protein is good when walking 5miles. Glass of OJ too. Done there and heading to the tour. Large group of 25 people signed up! Normally, they have about 10-12. Our guide made us introduce ourselves to everyone which I thought was cool. Once you mention Texas, especially in Greece, people take note. All about...

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Sep 5, 2012 - Athens, Greece. I'm flying!

And it's raining a bit when I wake up. Head down stairs for some quick breakfast and to see about the bus or train to the airport. It's about 830am. Grab all my foods and chow it Down. Mug of coffee, cup of OJ, croissant, and toast. Ask the nice blonde girl behind the desk for what is better to the airport. Bus or train? Either, they are about the same. Bus leaves at 910am, train at 935am. Bus may be hard to make. 15mins till then. Well, head back up, finish packing my goods. Step outside, it's still raining. Grab my jacket and I'm off...

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Aug 10, 2012 - GREECE!!!

Hi all,  I'm not sure where I left off last time. I think I was part way through Contiki? Anyway, we've had quite a relaxing couple of weeks. Once the tour ended, we were back in London for 4 nights. We rented an apartment in Whitechapel which smelt strongly of spice. No matter how many windows we opened, we could not escape the smell. We managed to watch a little bit of the olympics while we had the place, however I think we broke the tv as it stopped working suddenly...so that was the end of that. There was a supermarket about 100m down...

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Aug 6, 2012 - Athens

OPA! Disembarked at 0700 after and evening with fellow passengers in the bar..we have quite a few different characters in our family. we have the sambuca lush Kerri and her big sister Lee who has to always watch out for her loud speaking sister. we have ray from Australia a single grandpa, tony and Mary from new Zealand youngish 50 couple..he is lots of fun..and kind kooky, his wife is lovely but quiet compared to us! more on the others later. everyone onto the bus and off to the acropolis in 40 c weather..wow had to be a mountain goat to...

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Jul 14, 2012 - Saturday - The Lost Day

I call this the "lost day" because Saturday ends somewhat inexplicably in flight. It began pretty well though. I had planned on walking to Spring Garden, taking the subway to 30th St., and then taking the rail to the Airport... but it was raining. So I'll return that way probably. To counteract the weather, and soothe my anxious nerves, I took a cab to the airport. More expensive yes, but it was a breeze. So was the Philly Airport. I may have caught it on a good day, but people were friendly and helpful, and I seriously breezed right...

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Jul 9, 2012 - Athens and Ephesus

We started Sunday with a trip through Athens to the acropolis. Tim amd I had both been there many years ago, but the amount of restoration has increased since then. Athens certainly shows the signs of the recent economic struggle - graffiti and garbage quite present. We saw a lovely Greek folkloric dance show over lunch which was a great respite from the intense sun and heat. Monday morning found us up early on a bus to Ephesus. The history and artifacts there were absolutely awe inspiring. Since Tim's last visit many years go, they have...

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Jul 2, 2012 - Athens

Athens was our only full day in any place for this tour. We spent most of the day on a walking tour with our awesome guide George. From ancient libraries and market places to to the famous acropolis and Parthenon, it was an interesting day. And to top it off, we watched the changing of the presidential guards, all dressed up in their tunics and pom pom shoes. The changing of the guard was a well choreographed routine that looked more of a dance than a military march. We then finished the day with a traditional Greek dinner before drinks in...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

Jun 29, 2012 - Athens

ATHENS: Yet another ferry ride to Athens. We thought it was open seating so found some really nice cushy seats. Needless to say, we eventually got booted out as someone ctually paid for these!! We had to go to the deck to find seating, but we happy to have had 2 hrs of luxury in a 5.5 hr ride! In Athens we are starting to feel the extreme heat again. The cooler temperatures of Turkey and the Greek Islands were a welcome reprieve. Athens is an awesome city. There is virtually no sign of unrest other than graffiti which apparently has stopped...

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May 20, 2012 - Athens

Despite not going to Greece, here I am. In the end it was easier and just as cheap to come here and pick up my original flight home. So I arrived just after 7 and am staying at a hotel close to the airport in a little place. I'm sitting here watching the Greek version of Greece has talent as there does not appear to be one English channel. The alternative to this was the Greek shopping channel. I leave tomorrow afternoon. My final day in Dubrovnik was fun. After a lovely breakfast and great conversation with a couple of women from...

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Bev's 2012 Adventure

Apr 14, 2012 - Athens (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ It was a stormy day the morning we headed to the airport to catch our flight to Athens. I wasn’t at all concerned and fortunately, it was a domestic flight so we didn’t have to arrive at the airport much more than an hour before we departed. What I wasn’t prepared for was the rough ride we encountered lifting off from Crete. It was white-knuckle time, rocking and rolling through the fierce storm clouds above Iraklio. It seemed to take forever till we were above the clouds and coasting along through blue skies towards Athens. By the...

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Year 6: Pole To Pole

Apr 5, 2012 - Athens, Greece

Our bus tour today is the highlights of Athens. Our first stop is the sacred rock of the Acropolis. It was for many centuries, the most important religious center of the city of Athens. After the 11th century BC, it became the home of the cult of Athena, patron goddess of the city that took her name, and of other gods, and was adorned down to the end of antiquity with majestic temples, brilliant buildings and a vast number of votive monuments. In the middle of the 5th century BC, when Athens was at the height of its power, the ambitious...

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