Published: December 2nd 2006November 30th 2006
At the Acropolis
Here I am in front of the Parthenon. Don't I resemble the Goddess Athena??
It was a bit of a shock, landing in a country where the only place I know any letters of the alphabet from is from math class! To my luck, however, many Greek people speak very good English and most of the signs are also written in the 'normal' alphabet. I spent 3 days in Greece, where I couch surfed with a very cool, un-greek greek, named Kostas. The highlights of Athens were the Acropolis, the Olympic Stadium (from the first modern-day Olympics), and the National Guards in their funky suits with their funky little dance when they perform the changing of the guards.
After Athens, I took the ferry over to the island of Aegina. I stayed in the small village of Aegina marina, which is all but deserted this time of year. For one of the nights in my hostel, I was the only one there! Despite the lack of people, the weather was still beautiful and I managed to take in some long, lovely walks, into the hills of this forested island.
It was a whirlwind stay in Greece, and I think next time, I'll come back in the summer when I can swim in the
The Island of Aegina
A shot of some of the beautiful Greek coastline
sea! It was so beautiful and hard to resist, but the cool temperature got the better of me.