Athens - Greece
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October 10th, 2008 – by: cmari11
Our first notable stop was a market. Any fish you can think of right out of the water and any other part of any other animal... or so it seemed anyway haha. There was a Subway restaurant nearby (You know, "Eat Fresh") and I remember joking that it couldn't get much fresher than the market next door haha.
One thing about Athens is that there are random ruins everywhere. I am sure they aren't as random as I think they are but not knowing what everything is gives them a "random" feel to me haha.
It was nice being with two 18 year olds because if you are 18 you get into the sights free of charge. Jack and Alex could prove they were 18 and I just claimed I had my passport stolen. This worked for all except the Acropolis.
Speaking of the Acropolis it was 12 euro for me to get in without my student id (It would have been only 6)!! Of course this was 100% necessary and worth the entry fee. From the top you can see most, if not all, of Athens along with the temple of Zeus from afar (Which was enough for me).
After we finished we walked down and around the city a bit more before getting more Kebabs on the way back to the hostel.
Really, I felt like I could leave satisfied after today, but I still had 2.5 more days before my flight.
Four nights is too many JUST for Athens but not enough to visit the islands or anywhere else in mainland Greece with slow trains and ferries.
That night Jack, Alex, and I hung out with two New Zealand sisters and two friends from Scotland. I have to say that the Scottish English accent is probably my favorite. It's a shame I hadn't heard it until now in Athens haha.
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