Friday, December 3, 2010

Athens

I bet by the title of this post you can guess where i currently am... so after the semester official ended in Northern Ireland students then have the option of being able to travel Europe on their own for a while. so that is what my roommate and I are up to..

To start things off we slept overnight in the Belfast International Airport to make sure that we were able to get to our 7AM flight alright. it had been snowing for a week before this and the only road to from Derry to the airport could have been closed... once there we flew to London's Heathrow airport and proceeded to stay there for the next 6 hours as we had a 4 hour layover and a 2 hour delay. good times. but it was all worth it when we finaly made it to Athens and got to our Hostel which is probably the best hostel there is.
Today after a good nights rest we made quick work of walking the entire city it seemed like in about 6 hours. We saw the Ancient gardens of Agroza, the Acropolis which includes the Parthenon and the 2 theatres right along side of it. Zues' Temple, the Pantheonic Stadium which is were the first official Olympic games were held in 1876. The Zeppion, and finally the Parliament building where we watched as they did the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which reminded me a lot of watching my friend from high school doing his Greek dancing. Anywho off to Rome/ Pompei tommorow and will try and update then when we get there.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so proud of you! Have the greatest adventure. Dad

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