Syntagma and More Museums June 17th 2012 Got up early to catch the bus to Cape Sounion, but it was cancelled because apparently there's a fire that closed some of the roads. Disappointed, but just swapped some plans around. Hopefully tomorrow I can get down to the Cape.
I started of all places at Syntagma Square and Parliament. This is the absolute heart of Athens, and is where the protests have been focused. Today also was the gr ... read more
Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens 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
The best places aren't on any maps.
- Herman Melville
At the end of all of our exploration we will arrive back at the beginning and know that place for the very first time.
- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not truly lived.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden... full info