Posts Tagged ‘Athens’

Day 1

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We had a very awesome first day. We woke to a march at 11:34. Slept 12. Jaime got us coffee and we walked 20 min to the Acropolis.  It was incredible to see the work from over two thousand years. Athena was nowhere to be found. But we saw plenty of columns, street performers and the most spectacular view of the city.

Afterwards we walked around the Plaka. We bought some souvenirs including two more pieces for my car collection. Then I lost my mind from hunger. We ate at a nice place. Had eggplant dip with warm pita for an app. Then I ordered the Moussaka and Jaime had a souvlaki mix…chicken, beef and sausage. She gave me the sausage.

After lunch we wandered into a rug shop. Jaime had spotted a pillow case she liked. The owners took to us. Asked us about our lives, gave us wine and showed us 15 floor rugs…each with a different story. Susie (owner) had us pegged. Jaime would say “how much” then “no”  kate would say “but it’s so pretty” and “it’ll go great in your office.”  Sue “squeezed lemons” for us with her calculator and we left 20 minutes later with two glasses of wine, a rug, a pillow case wrapped like a handbag in ductape by herkules and a recommendation for Theo’s aunt’s taverna for dinner.  From there we walked past the seedy flea market, the ancient agora and back to the hotel pool for a quick and needed frozen rooftop dip. Now for showers and dinner with Theo’s aunt and maybe a glass of grappa in thissio. I probably spelled everything wrong. Meh. Happy honeymoon day 1. Tomorrow off to Crete. Weeee.

Ps. Jaime hijacked my post… can you tell?

PPS. No toilet seats in public restrooms. Squat or you’re screwed

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Just in Athens

We just got in. 15 hrs of travel! Can’t wait to check things out. Tired

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