Greece

Give offering to the Gods

May 22, 2013

When you are still awake when the birds start chirping, you know you need to go to bed. But when you are still awake when Elizabeth’s Papou gets up, and you have enough energy to climb the Acropolis, you are jet lagged. Here is to Elizabeth and me who couldn’t fall asleep until 6 AM and hiked the next day.

Okay. So I climbed to the top of the Acropolis. You say, Olivia, big deal, tourist do it all the time. NO. It’s a feisty walk and when it’s hot as hell, it’s hard to do. Also, Marble is SLIPPERY.  Elizabeth and I took it very slow, we paused to take a drink and take pictures. It was probably the best day. It is only a mild 30 degree day, the sun was behind clouds/haze, and the wind brought a nice refreshing breeze.

So more about the Acropolis. Honestly, when I first saw the Parthenon, I could imagine Ancient Greeks walking here to pray. Although it is under construction, it still held the character of a temple of great wonder. We really lucked out with the weather.  I have included some pictures, and more are to come once I have more time.

We then wandered around the Monastiraki and bought some souvenirs for friends. Everyone is so laid back and walking around the cobbled streets in the day time was wonderful.

Food was another great thing about today. We are spending so little money, especially on food, and each meal is enough to get you through the day.

My new favourite drink: frappe and new favourite food: fried zucchini.

Stay curious,

Olivia

Parthenon Standing guard Temple

Reflection in Elizabeth's Glasses

Reflection in Elizabeth’s Glasses

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