First day in Greece
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March 17th, 2008 – by: lacarte
I was tired, though not very sleepy. But I need sleep to charge some power for a long day walking around. When I recognized that the other side of the curtain was bright, it was only 7:40.
I walked toward the gentle sloped street leading to a big hill covered by marble, the acropolis. I didnt want to use a map, and so I just followed my feeling climbing way up, to the sacred cavern of early classical time. When I passed the ticket office of the acropolis, groups of tourists appeared and was increasing as I walked up to the entrance of acropolis. The Partenon was indeed brilliant, but it was smaller than I imagined, and was covered by metal frames.
I met a guy from Kyoto in there. A tip to divide Japanese from other Asian tourist is, look at the guide book they are using. The yellow covered 地球の歩き方 is a typical item for Japanese lol. The guide is full of coloreful pictures, but I dont really like to use it because the lack of information. We decided to take a look at the museum of acropolis, and found that it was closed and will not open for another year or two.
Then we climbed down the acropolis, walked through the Roman agora, headed for the square of Omonia. The national achaeological museum is just beside the square. We had dinner in a restaurant in Plaka, and tried oozo for the first time......then we both sweared it was the last time too lol.
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