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"Door Bitches" on the Erechtheum
Athens, Far From Ruined

July 20th 2016
<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Day 178 Thursday 14th July 2016 – Larnaca to Athens We have a 1.00pm flight today so it is a nice easy start to the day, we had breakfast in the apartment and then packed and got a taxi at 10.30am to the airport. As we arrived we saw three dogs entering the airport and at first glance we thought sniffer dogs then looked at the people with them a ... 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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22nd July 2016

A giant jigsaw puzzle
For archaeologists, rebuilding these structures is akin to rebuilding a pot from shards. Not so fun, but the results are pretty spectacular. So glad to hear that, except for the metro strike, the city is doing well. I'd imagine that prices might be lower now (except for your lamp) which would encourage tourism. Pretty funny the XXX cinemas near your hotel, but I can't talk--I'm staying in a thankfully not-busy "love hotel" and my two housemates are lovely ladies of the night. Traveling adventures.
22nd July 2016

Jigsaw puzzle of life
Tourist prices have gone up big time as the Greek Government is going hard at paying off the debt. You only have to look at tripadvisor as people discuss ticket prices and you see the trend going up steeply. Got a shock at the cost of the ticket to the Acropolis but then you have to remember what you are seeing and the situation Greece is in and have to accept it. As for our accommodation, we always seem to end up in or near the red light district; Shelley blames me but I blame our budget and besides it is always more interesting.

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