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Wednesday September 20th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Athens’

National Gardens

It seems to be a good day for a walk; not too hot and the humidity is tolerable. We have decided to go to Syntagma Square and then explore the shady paths through the National Gardens, south of the Parliament. At the square we make a detour to see the archeological exhibit in the Metro [Read More]

First Day in Athens

After checking into the Hotel Cecil, our first order of business is sleep. The journey from Seattle to our hotel room took about 30 hours, during which we managed only snatches of sleep in the terminals and aboard airplanes. We are exhausted and irritable, and entirely unable to continue without rest. Later in the day, [Read More]

Arrival in Athens

Arrival in Athens

It was a long flight to London, but we made it — and we managed to spend a good part of the day at the London Museum, reviewing the Greek collection. After seeing the Parthenon Marbles and other treasures from ancient Greece, we caught the Underground back to Heathrow Airport and took the flight to [Read More]

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Warrior Monks of Crete

Warrior Monks of Crete

A road trip with friends took us to the south coast of Crete and a monastery famous for much more than religious [Read More]

Creativity and the Stone House

Creativity and the Stone House

What is creativity? It is the act of turning a unique idea into something we can see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. We [Read More]

Windy Island — Day 1: Tradition

Windy Island — Day 1: Tradition

Traveling with Cretan friends, we boarded a ferry at the port of Iraklion bound for Karpathos — an island at the [Read More]

Windy Island — Day 2: History

Windy Island — Day 2: History

On our second day, we looked forward to exploring towns in the southern part of Karpathos.  All of these are very old, [Read More]

Windy Island — Day 3: Here and Now

Windy Island — Day 3: Here and Now

Shortly after breakfast, we walked up the street to an old stone well to meet our bus.  Pigadia is known for its wells [Read More]

El Greco: Old Becomes New

El Greco: Old Becomes New

Driving west of Iraklion on the E75 highway, we turned southward toward Fodele (pronounced Foe-deh-lay). The road runs [Read More]

Shadow Theater

Shadow Theater

Brightly colored posters went up last week announcing the “shadow theater” was coming to our village. Long before [Read More]

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