Ruins! cant get enough of em!

Athens Travel Blog

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today we explore the city of athens in the daylight! where everything should be open. hahah so we have breakfast. theres this little place in between the station of larissa and meta-something  called nicks corner where they have good pastry and coffee and chocolate. it has become our favourite breakfast place in athens... go find it if you are in the area! after our deliscious breakfast we headed off to see the akropolis.. the entrance is around 12 euros but these include other sites which you need a ticket to get in.. we go through the park up to the akropolis .. grzechu keeps saying they should rebuild everything.. we were arguing to point the entire time.. hahah we took some cool pictures too! then off we go to the other ruins like the temple of apollo where there was a museum and the temple of hephastus where they told me not to walk on the rocks.
. we walked around downtown some more and bought some souvenirs like magnets and pathces and olive stuff... then we were getting hungry.. and so begins the hunt for chinese food!

first we head back to the hotel to freshen up after all that walking and also to look for chinese food for lunch.. its very hard to find asian food in athens.. there are very few selections.. and they are very hard to find... we head back to syndagma but we couldnt find the streets.. then we bump into some japanese people and they tell us about this korean place!! we finally find it.. the area has three asian restaurants.. theres a korean place, a japanese, and a chinese. but they were all very busy.. so grzechu suggest we try this other place.. really far away.. we took a metro train then walk 4 blocks atleast.
ouzo!
. the address turns out to be a auto place.. at this point we were all hungry and tired.. we just wanted food so we head back to syndagma and go to the chinese place.. the wait was ridicluous so we head for korean food.. lili hasnt had korean food before and luckily the food was pretty good.. we had bolgogi and spicy squid and duck.. after the great diner we decided to head up the hill where the church is to get a great picture of the sunset over the city..

i dont want to get into too much detail about trying to get there.. lets just say we didnt know where we were going and it was getting dark so there were some arguments.. but we finally got to the top thanks to the help of some kind old people.. the view was amazing but it was cold and windy.. i could get any good shots with my camera but lili has some awesome ones.
grzechu lili and me at the top of akropolis
then we head back down and lili buys some souvenirs and ouzo for us to drink tonight.. its her last night in athens before she leave for the middle east. the ouzzo was very strong and after a few shots i got pretty drun ( its not that hard for me to get drunk) we ate some bread to get rid of the taste. hahah me and lili and grzechu talked for awhile then he head to sleep.. another long tiring day in athens.

CORRECTION: i meant the temple of Ares not the temple of Apollo.. please replace them in your head when reading this blog. thanks

MOre stuff..  Athena was the goddess of athens.. its her city.. she is actually daughter of Zeus but not from any mother.. she sprang from his head? if iremember correctly.. She was actually a battle goddess just like Ares but i guess mostly known now for as the godess of wisdom..  She was also the most favourite child of Zeus and he trusted her with the Aegis and Buckler and his thunderbolt..  She created the Olive tree and also her bird is the owl.   i think she was also the first to tame horses for mankind too..
RJ82 says:
thanks powderfan! i hope you find my blog at least entertaining.. hahha not very informative though
Posted on: Jun 30, 2010
powderfan says:
Enjoying your blog, not finished with it yet but it's interesting
Posted on: Jun 29, 2010
RJ82 says:
erin you are right about that too many ruins and cant save em all.. hahah

thanks for the au paire (the fancy lingo for nanny) offer! hahah but im a horrible cook and im afraid your children might to start to act like me abit.. and im not sure you want that...hahah i could be a handfull. =] but if things dont pick up then i would love to do that! ill keep that option as a maybe.

yes after a few weeks in the states i will head to australia! cant wait for that. =] i hope we get to see you either in LA or Vegas.
Posted on: Jan 08, 2010
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ouzo!
ouzo!
grzechu lili and me at the top of …
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olypus hotel
olypus hotel
temple of athena
temple of athena
grzechu
grzechu
temple of appollo
temple of appollo
temple of hephastus
temple of hephastus
nikes corner
nikes corner
hercules!
hercules!
grzechu scholar?
grzechu scholar?
athena
athena
shield
shield
korean bolgogi
korean bolgogi
spicy squid
spicy squid
Athens
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