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  • Day110

    Athens, Greece

    November 10, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Was getting way to many passengers asking me what I thought of the election and then not believe me when I say I'm Canadian not American. My solution is to wear a bright red shirt that says Canada across the front and has a maple leaf on the arm when going out in port. Maybe now people will believe meRead more

  • Day11

    Athen, Griechenland

    May 23, 2015 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    -Die Akropolis in Athen ist seit 1986 Teil des UNESCO-Weltkulturerbes. Laut Theodor Heuss ist die Akropolis neben Golgota und dem Kapitol einer der Hügel, auf denen Europa gründet. Der griechische Staat hat aus demselben Grund die Akropolis mit dem Europäischen Kulturerbe-Siegelausgezeichnet.
    -Das Panathinaiko-Stadion in Athen ist das Olympiastadion der ersten Olympischen Spiele der Neuzeit im Jahre 1896. Bild 3
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  • Day5

    Athen, Griechenland

    September 27, 2017 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    -Der Syntagma-Platz, vor dem heutigen griechischen Parlament in Athen, bietet einige Sehenswürdigkeiten. Davor patrouillieren die Wachsoldaten. Die Elitetruppen der königlichen Armee bewachen dort das Grab des unbekannten Soldaten und vollziehen stündlich die Wachablösung. Die Evzonen, wie sie auch genannt werden, tragen traditionelle griechische Uniformen und sind seit der Abschaffung der Monarchie für repräsentative Aufgaben zuständig
    -Akropolis, u. a. mit Parthenontempel, Niketempel, Erechtheion, Propyläen. Bild 5 und 6
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  • Day5

    Athen, Griechenland

    September 27, 2017 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    -Wer nach all dem Bummeln und Besichtigen der antiken Stätten ein wenig Erholung im Grünen sucht, der ist in den griechischen Nationalgärten Athens bestens aufgehoben. Die schöne Anlage umfasst 15,5 Hektar Parkanlage mit harmonisch angeordneten Wegen, Blumenbeeten, Grasflächen sowie hoher Busch- und Baumbepflanzung und wurde zwischen 1838 und 1840 als botanischer Garten sowie privates Rückzugsgebiet der Königin Amalie gegründet.
    -Das Panathinaiko-Stadion in Athen ist das Olympiastadion der ersten Olympischen Spiele der Neuzeit im Jahre 1896. Bild 5
    -Das Zappeion ist ein 1888 eingeweihtes klassizistisches Gebäude am südlichen Rand der Athener Innenstadt, entworfen von Theophil Hansen und errichtet von Ernst Ziller. Bild 6
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  • Day5

    Athen, Griechenland

    September 27, 2017 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    -Viertel Monastiraki:
    Auch das Flohmarktviertel Athens genannt, erhält Monastiraki seinen Namen vom gleichnamigen Platz, der wiederum nach der Kirche der Pantanassa, die einst Teil eines katholischen Klosters war, benannt ist. Hier finden sich jede Menge Boutiquen, Souvenirgeschäfte, kleine Läden sowie Fachgeschäfte, angesiedelt zwischen Cafés und Restaurants, die leckere griechische Köstlichkeiten anbieten.Read more

  • Day337

    Greece, Athens

    February 20, 2015 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Mara Gassel
    This remarkable painting reminds me of a window to the outside. I hope that inside the world, life and people are as "beautiful" as the view to the outside. Also, as crazy and unpredictable the world becomes, hope will always lay withtin the centre of everything.Read more

  • Day9

    Athens, Greece

    July 3, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    They say you either love or hate Athens. I respect all cultures and differences, and I have to say.. It was hard to get use to. It was definitely an experience for me..

    Only a day in Athens and the next day in Delphi, we only had limited time to explore before sailing off to one of the Greek islands.
    The food was ridiculously cheap here, and our hotel Receptionist was extremely friendly. Our hotel room was spacious with a 3 bed room and with aircon and an ensuite.

    The weather was so hot in Greece, it was great!
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  • Day1

    We made it!

    April 4, 2017 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    At check in we were stoked to be given exit seats for both flights - I was hopeful thinking this would
    stop a lot of Will's winging but alas, he had a migraine the whole of the first flight :( The cabin crew were useless, it took them about 30 mins to locate panadol and then they wouldn't give him anymore even though it was a 15 hour flight so he was safe to have more -.-
    Dinner was yum but breakfast was terrible - it reminded me of that hilarious Virgin airplane food complain letter that went viral. It looked like melded goop.
    The man next to me was annoying and his English made me uncomfortable- he kept making comments that I could hardly understand and he had this air of arrogance.
    As I said the staff where useless! They literally chatted the whole way and I'm pretty sure went out of their way to avoid eye contact.
    The flights average age was about 9 I reckon. I've never had so many kids on one flight - all going to Lebanon and all extremely loud and annoying. They didn't help Wills headache or mood.
    I slept for a lot of the flight luckily. In between my little cry because I felt so helpless regarding Will.
    I always pee a thousand times more when I fly and feel so awkward walking to the toilet making eye contact with people "hi... me again"
    I watched some Big Bang episodes and that was about it for the first flight.
    We stayed an extra hour in the air before landing which stressed a lot of people out who had connecting flights - once we finally got off the plane we had 10 mins before our plane started boarding.
    Doha looks so sterile - everything is made of metals - not natural materials and there is maybe 4 plants in the whole country.
    So. Much. Sand.
    The airport had some cool but random statues - we didn't Really get to explore unfortunately because we were rushed to find our flight - we had to get a tram. We planned on buying Will panadol but apparently only one place in the whole airport sells it and naturally that was on the other side..

    We bought some croissants and waited for boarding.

    There was this completely traditional Jewish family with the shaved head and pig tale side dangly bits and big black hat. I love seeing people in such traditional wear.
    Got on the plane and this time it was only 5 hours thank heavens - I slept again and Wills headache returned but we made it!

    After going through customs we decided that finding food and water was our first priority- we found a little cafe in the airport that was pretty cheap considering its location. Eventually we trudged on and found the station. The train ride cost 10€ each and took 40 mins - turns out we didn't even need the ticket but better safe than sorry.
    On the train we enjoyed looking at the different terrain and flora. Very shrubby.
    There was this gypsy girl that kept waking up and down the train playing the accordion.
    The Greek alphabet stresses me out - because it's not bases off our Latin alphabet I can't even sound it out which makes me feel helpless but I'm sure I'll manage - luckily the English is normally written underneath.
    We found our stop and walked out into Syntagma square.
    Fuck me pigeons really do live everywhere!!
    Immediately there was a lot of beggars and stalls selling souvenirs, food, books and other nick nacks. The square was very crowded so I clung onto my bags very tightly. We followed the directions given to us for our Bnb and found it on top of a cute little falofel shop. Our host, Lilly, is sweet and thankfully speaks clear English!!!
    Our room is perfect and her house is awesome! It's from the 1860's and is like a maze. It has a beautiful terrace that I can't wait to check out later.
    Will is currently having a well earned rest as I write this.

    Just before, all hell broke loose - it was very Greek.
    I heard this dog start howling and loosing its marbles so naturally I had a sticky beak out the window - there was this ridiculous congregation of "band" members playing music so so loudly! The dogs owner was trying to calm it and screaming at the gypsies to fuck off like 10 odd times before they actually moved on. It really was a bizarre scenario to watch. I enjoyed myself. What made me most happy was seeing that the dogs owner actually cared for him. I have been pre warned not to expect that sort of compassion from most Greek people regarding animals.

    I am so tired.
    Once will wakes up I think we are going for a walk.

    Ok so went for a walk around town. There are so so many material shops. It's kind of silly. There's lots of shoe stores too.
    It's weird hearing Greek, it's not a language I hear often - i still don't know how to say hi. Super rude of me!
    I feel very blonde though.
    Will is surprised by how many Gypsy kids we have seen. I'm not; it's only been 3. They did have a clever ploy though. They were sitting along the street playing the accordion and would purposely put their money tin in the middle of the road for people to kick, freak out when money went flying everywhere and then when they bent over to pick it up - that's when the 'striking' is suppose to happen I think. The kids do look like rats though. Literally rats - very Peter Pettigrew.
    We found this pasta shop we decided to have dinner in - Will loved it, I didn't. There wasn't enough tomato in their bolognese which is probably why Will liked it.
    Turns out we are very unprepared - we were trying to figure out if we are suppose to tip.. we decided to just round up the total until we find out.
    There are so many mopeds.
    Back at the Bnb now. It's only 6.30 but I think it's nearly time for bed. Earlier I booked us in for a free walking tour for tomorrow which I'm pretty keen for :D

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  • Day10


    April 13, 2017 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    I had my left over tzatziki for breakfast to help mask the terrible bread. We then booked our air Bnb for tomorrow night, and headed to the bus stop to get to Syntagma square. We went to the post office first because we had 4 postcards and 2 packages to send. We had no idea what to do. Terrible signage. What needed to be in English wasn't but useless crap was. We had to pick an option A or B - we had no idea what to pick so we went with A. Our number eventually got called. I've notice people are less bitchy if you just ask them straight away if they speak English. It's like admitting your own incompetency cheers them up.
    We eventually figured out what to do.
    Will has sent postcards to Sachin and Grandma/Grandad and I have sent 1 to each of my works for the kids :)
    We also sent one box to my house with the things we have bought so far and a present for Grandma/Grandad.
    It was a little expensive - 30€ - in the future we will wait until we have more things before sending home but we had things made of glass and isn't want them breaking.
    We then walked up to the tomb of the unknown soldier. We only just missed the changing of the guard. The soldiers are actually guarding the memorial site and not parliament which is right behind it.
    Next up we walked the the acropolis museum. Entry was only 5€ :)
    I love museums. I think Will gets bored much quicker that I do though because he doesn't like reading. We watched a long video which was very informative and interesting. It was about the different countries taking artworks from the acropolis.
    The amount of stuff they have recovered is fantastic!
    I really enjoy learning about the mythology. I was considering buying a book in the gift shop but decided I'll have a look and see if there is anything I can download onto my kindle about it instead.
    We got frozen chocolate drinks in the cafe which is under the acropolis hill. We sat there watching pigeons fight over bread.
    We then went back to the cafe we liked from 2 days ago and sat there for a few hours chatting. Will wanted to smoke some hubbily bubbly so we looked for hookah stores and found one close by.
    People have been staring at me since I arrived in Greece. At first I thought it was my hair but now I think it's because I'm wearing shorts. Not a single person par me is wearing shorts. They are all dressed for -10 weather?
    We got to the hookah store and first had double apple and then peach flavored. We chatted for hours about crap, enjoyed a few drinks and had a terrific night. I liked the peach flavor better. My lungs are going to protest tomorrow.
    We caught a taxi home because we really couldn't be bothered to figure out the buses. On the way to the taxi rank we were approached by Africans saying "hey man, we are having a show here tomorrow night, have a free bracket" they shut up when Will said "you said that yesterday and the day before... haven't seen a single show yet"... heheh he walked away.
    We both pretty much passed out once home :)
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Omónoia, Omonoia, Omónia, Ομόνοια, Омония

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