Saying goodbye (part II)
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We got up this morning and headed out for a tour of Athens. We got to see the Olympic Stadium, which was pretty cool, but the Acropolis absolutely took my breath away. The Parthenon was so huge, and, just like in Rome, it was hard to imagine how they built it without all the modern machinery we have today. I'm glad I got a chance to see it.
After the tour, it was time to say goodbye to most of the rest of the tour group. I had absolutely no intentions of crying when I said my goodbyes. It's not like I became super close to anyone, but I guess these people touched me more than I realized. The waterworks started when I said goodbye to Aaron.
After saying goodbye, those of us who were left went back to the hotel to relax for a while, then all decided to have one more farewell dinner. The front desk staff told us to check out a restaurant a bit down the road... he said they had anything we could possibly want on their menu. All 20 of us got there, and tried to order drinks. That took forever, and I (along with several others) were already unimpressed. When we tried to order food, we found out that most of the menu items were not available. We also found that pretty much the only things were available were Greek salads, pasta with lamb and beef, swordfish, and kebabs. Most of the group went for salads and kebabs. Those who ordered salads (myself included) were fine. The kebabs were another story. The people who ordered kebabs were expecting meat and veggies on a skewer. Instead, they got a big, long round hunk of meat, that literally looked like shit. Apparently it didn't taste too good either. Glad I didn't have to find out for myself. It was definitely nothing like the optional dinner we'd had the night before, so I was very disappointed. On the plus side, I got some tiramisu on the way home, so that helped a little. We got back to the hotel, and I went to sleep.