Athens, Greece

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Met up with an old elementary school classmate. Very random.
After sitting in my apartment for the last two months, reading nothing but books on Europe, so much that I felt like I already knew the place. Now I can finally say I've been. The flights were long, but at my gate I ran into someone I knew from elementary school. Frankfurt is a HUGE airport. While there I discovered that handlebar moustaches and mullets haven't gone out of style in Germany. I didn't have any problems getting to my hotel, since there were Greek men left, right & centre offering to give me directions, buy my metro ticket, give me tours. I thought "wow I could get used to this", but boy did I get tired of it quickly. Not getting to my hotel until 6:30, not having slept in many hours and considering my hotel was in one of the sketchier parts of Athens (Psiri), I decided to keep the sightseeing for after the cruise. Instead I got to know my new roommates, Fatima & Shanelle. It was a great first day; didn't get too lost, didn't get crazy roommates and well, I was in Greece and I was jumping on a cruise the next morning.
RoxanneBarney says:
Maybe the only thing I would have done differently was buy a couple of more souvenirs from Greece. After all the things I saw everywhere else, Greece had some of the nicest artwork. Have fun and I hope you get some great weather!
Posted on: Jul 06, 2009
marksreynolds says:
Congrats on this being a featured blog! :)
Posted on: Jul 05, 2009
montecarlostar says:
Congrats on your feature! :D
Posted on: Jul 05, 2009
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Athens Hotels & Accommodations review
Dodgy Athens
This hotel is located in a very dodgy part of the city. If you are a woman traveling alone, I wouldn't recommend leaving the hotel at night. Some of… read entire review
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