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Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 29th 2007

Here we are again on another ferry boat, 45 min drive from Athens and then 45 minutes on the ferry, again full of people going to the big island of Evia. We left the vehicle behind parked somewhere along the driveway. Staying at Papou and Yaya's house an apartment on the hill over a store a block from the sea, with a beautiful balcony looking out to the sea through the houses. How nice, with a nice view of the hills. (unfortunately here again they had a large fire just the day prior and one of the Canadian water planes went down hitting a pole and could not rise and 2 pilots were killed. Those darn fires. Oh I forgot to tell you, during the last 2 weeks the temperatures hit a whopping 43 to 44 ... read more
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Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 21st 2007

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Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 20th 2007

The ship and its 3400 passengers descended upon and overwhelmed the small Greek fishing village of Katakalon today. It was hard to believe that their quaint port full of modest fishing boats even had a place for the massive vessel to dock. I felt a little guilty taking over their town in this obnoxious, and I felt audacious way, but at the same time the whole town seemed to be about 30 shops supported entirely by tourist business. We walked along the beach and found the first signs of ocean life we’ve seen yet. We came across four fifths of a starfish, a dead eel, and many large jellyfish. This was exciting for us, after being 9 days at sea and close to concluding that the Mediterranean was incapable of supporting life. The reason to dock ... read more
in the Mediterranian
Port at Katakalon
Jellyfish

Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 19th 2007

So, finally some free time to send an update! So we ended our time in Spain with one more day in San Sebastian doing some hiking around the city, and then 2 days in Barcelona. We took our first night train from San Sebastian to Barcelona and I must say, it was surprisingly the best night's sleep we'd had in a long time. We were expecting to be sleeping in uncomfortable train chairs but lucky us we got actual beds. A luzury we hadn't had in almost a week because we'd been camping. So Barcelona was awesome. The architecture there is incredible. We went to La Sagrada Familia, the famous Gaudi temple and a few other well known Gaudi buildings. His work is very strange but also very cool. It kind of reminded me of ... read more
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Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 13th 2007

Greece (13th - 19th July, 2007) Visa requirements continue to be very strict! While in Greece it was a requirement to eat gyros, souvlaki, greek salad and greek yoghurt! What else can you do but follow the customs of the country you are in at the time?!! Athens We spent 2 days in Plaka in central Athens. The Acropolis just happened to be closed for those 2 days due to security staff striking. Just as well we were stopping briefly in Athens again before flying back to London. It was very hot in Athens. We did a great walking tour of Athens minus the Acropolis and enjoyed having a good laugh at all the 'whistle blowing' staff at the major monuments who blow their whistle when tourists get too close to monuments or appear as if ... read more
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Temple of Zeus
Sipping our Ouzo while we watch the sunset from near the Acropolis

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Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 11th 2007

We both really love Greece, the only thing that hasn't been great has been the heat - it was over 42 deg today so we are struggling a bit! Mykonos is totally CRAZY - We stayed at Paradise Beach and it has the reputation as being the party beach of the islands so at least we kind of knew what to expect. The beach is beautiful but really crowed, not so bad that you can't find a space to relax for the day but just don't expect any privacy. We spent all day on the beach lazing around and swimming and our late afternoon/evenings at the beach side bars. The beach side bars start cranking their music from about 5pm onwards all competing to see who has the loudest sound system and best go-go dancers. By ... read more

Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 6th 2007

It has been a crazy week. where to start! Well last weekend we toured around boetia (spelling? sorry), we saw where the theban sacred band was buried, and then visited a few museums and we also visited a site of an oracle. That was alot of fun because the site is up a cliff in a cave. and the story is that people would climb up and crawl into this cave and then fall into a pit, and while lying there they would be visited by the oracle and it would answer their questions. so John younger our director and a few other students climbed up. So then we took off to glah. A crazy site that is completely overgrown. While hiking through thistles and bushes Tyler got stung by a wasp...and john fixed him by ... read more

Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 2nd 2007

Having just returned from an amazing trip to Greece, I decided to document my trip for family and friends who want to know “a little more” about my adventure. Numerous visits to ancient sites, many cans and bottles of Mythos beer, great people, lots of laughs, and 496 photographs later, here’s a taste of my trip to Greece and the second of three blogs. With the tour of the Peloponnesus completed, we crossed the Porto Rio Bridge and entered central Greece on our way north to Thessaloniki. After another early start we were on our way to one of my most anticipated sites of the trip, Delphi. I promised myself that, if anything, I would go straight to the Delphi Museum to see one sculpture in particular about which I had written a fifteen to ... read more
Vergìna
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki

Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 2nd 2007

Having just returned from an amazing trip to Greece, I decided to document my trip for family and friends who want to know “a little more” about my adventure. Numerous visits to ancient sites, many cans and bottles of Mythos beer, great people, lots of laughs, and 496 photographs later, here’s a taste of my trip to Greece and the final blog. Having just returned from an amazing trip to Greece, I decided to document my trip for family and friends who want to know “a little more” about my adventure. Numerous visits to ancient sites, many cans and bottles of Mythos beer, great people, lots of laughs, and 496 photographs later, here’s a taste of my trip to Greece and the final blog. Following a night in Athens, Michelle, Pat, and I jumped in ... read more
Mykonos Town from the ship
A narrow street on Mykonos
Little Venice, Mykonos

Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora July 1st 2007

Having just returned from an amazing trip to Greece, I decided to document my trip for family and friends who want to know “a little more” about my adventure. Numerous visits to ancient sites, many cans and bottles of Mythos beer, great people, lots of laughs, and 496 photographs later, here’s a taste of my trip to Greece and the first of three blogs. Earlier this year, I felt a case of the travel bug and began to think of places around the world I would like to visit. Destinations such as Prague, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, and Ireland all crossed my mind, but one country stood out among the others - Greece. Having completed my undergraduate degree with a major in Classical Civilization and having already visited Italy, I thought this was the logical ... read more
Hephaisteion, Athens
Corinth Canal
Lion Gate, Mycenae




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