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Thank God they ignored me

As the night went on and on, more and more people got hauled onstage to embarass themselves. Here is Matt Blessing bellydancing with a chick sporting the Belly of all Bellies. She was too old to be pregnant but something was going on there. As the Greek Evening finally concluded I kept hearing catcalls, whistles and shouts of "Opa" from behind me. When I looked behind me who was standing in the entrance wheedling his way in but our buddy, Jim. He had opted to skip the dinner and explore Athens on his own instead. After somehow getting invited into the home of an Athenian who lived in a home built into the rock face of the Acropolis, Jim had come back to the Plaka and was now getting into the festivities.
Day Twelve (Wednesday)

July 5th 2006
This was about to be a very, very busy day. We were up rather early in order to leave on the bus at 8:00. Our breakfast wasn't as filling as our previous few in Greece. This morning it was back to cold cereal, a couple croissants and watery orange juice. Our first order of business was to drive back up the isolated Tolo road into the larger city of Nafplion. Even though Tolo is the seaside ... read more
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Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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