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Athens, Greece

Ancient ruins amongst a thriving city


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And another three airline meals later, we made it to Greece. Our currency exchange woes continued as we made it to Europe right as the dollar hit an all time low against the Euro; so everything is a bit more expensive.

Regardless, Athens is a great city! It has gracefully merged all the benefits of a thriving metropolis with the beauty and history of its ancient past. We made it through all the mandatory sights in a whirlwind 2.5 day tour. A big unexpected highlight was our handmade Greek leather sandals; Jeffrey’s actually made from scratch while we waited.

Here are a few pictures of the sights in Athens: us in front of the Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the changing of the guard ceremony in front of Parliament.
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We’ve actually decided to take the overnight ferry to the island of Crete and spend a couple of days relaxing at the Blue Palace Resort & Spa (God bless those Starwood points). We’re posting this message from the ship now so on our next posting, we’ll be fully relaxed, if not spoiled a little.

Posted by Jeff-Iris 11:20 Archived in Greece

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Hi, Iris and Jeffrey! After all the moving around you did in Africa, I bet you'll are glad for the few days of relaxing while on Crete! It's fun following your journey. I look forward to reading (and later hearing) more about your trip. You've done so much already and you're got lots of interesting things ahead. Thinking of you often.
Take care and have fun!

Becky

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