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Ancient Dirt Covers My Feet

From Prague, Alana and I flew to Athens, a city we dubbed as the world’s largest puzzle (try putting all of those archaeological ruins together!).

Greek Flag

We had nice, hot weather and managed to see most of the major sights in a day and a half. The evening we arrived in Athens we wandered and let me just say that it does not take long to stumble on ruins:

Olive Branch Framed

On our second full day we went to the see the Parthenon. It is impressive to see and worth the lines that wind upwards:

Colosseum

I really love Greek food so my time spent in Greece was a culinary delight. Our first evening we went to a nice taverna in the Plaka area which was where we stayed (Acropolis House, is actually a hotel, not a hostel, but was on a hostel booking website and is a good location and a nice place) and we ordered Spinach Pie, a Greek Salad and Lamb which was cooked to perfection:

Taverna

We did a lot of walking around Athens (probably why I was always so hungry) and we saw a lot of nice views of the various monuments:

Is this real?

Stuffed grape leaves make for a great lunch:

Yummy

So as I child I loved olives until one day I overate and so this past semester has actually been a bit of an olive liking renewal. You really can’t avoid olives in Greece so why fight it?

Olives, olives, olives

Athens has the reputation of being a bit of a dirty city and it is true. One street will be beautiful and then the next will be seedy. There are beautiful old buildings and a lot of them have potential, they just need to be remodeled:

Once was nice

And as far as the ruins, they are no longer home to the Greeks but the cats have found a place for themselves:

Cat Nap

This is a photo of the Tower of Winds which was an ancient structure used to tell time in various ways:

Cool Clock

Enjoy your evenings. I am currently in London exploring and waiting for summer session to start at the London School of Economics where I will be writing in English and not French!

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