January 31st- Gyro lunch with Nicolas, Buba, Irena, and Vera in Vouliagmeni then flew back to reality aka Milano, Dinner and story telling about our vastly different exchange experiences with Giorgio and Francesca
Month Recap: Where Was I?
- Greece- 16 days
- Maryland - 9 days
- Milan - 7 days
- Florida- 3 days
- Munich/Philly/Newark- 1 day
January 30th- Woke up at 5am and headed up to Arachova with ALBA friends to ski; got stuck waiting in line to get into the ski resort; skiied in near zero visibility while wearing jeans (a first); had a great final Greek dinner in the mountains; was exchanged hostage style on the side of the road by Nicoleta to Babis for an undisclosed amount.
January 29th- Last day in Athens; Got my last Thanassis pita; wandered with Pramod and went up to the Acropolis at sunset and discovered there was a full moon.
January 28th - Last Day of class at ALBA; Dinner with ALBA students in Vouliagmeni; Went to Nicola’s house near the school to hang out after
January 27th - Class at ALBA; lunch with the Dean and some directors where we ate way too much really good Greek food.
January 26th- Museum/Sleep/Plaka
Went to the National Archeological Museum; slept a lot; wandered around (through junkie-ville) to Psiri and finally ended up in Plaka where we had dinner at a place with some live Greek music
January 24th - Went to the top of the Acropolis with Milan; wandered through Athens passed the old Olympic Stadium and through Kolanaki where we had a great late lunch at Dimokritos; went back up Lykavittos Hill for sunset.
January 23rd - Went to lunch in Monastriaki with he MIP group and finally ate Moussaka (every other time I have order it they were out of it) and then wander to Plaka
January 21st - Wandered Athens, climbed Lykavittos Hill and got a great view of a storm moving over the city, went back to O Thanassis and got souvlaki with Milan and Pramod
January 20th - Went to the ruins of Delphi and the Delphi Museum; drove through all four seasons of weather in the span of 4 hours to get back to Athens; Found hostel and then Milan and Pramod; wondered to the Monastiraki District and finally got a gyro at Thanassis; Got the first glimpses of the ruins in Athens as well as the Acropolis and Parthanon (we think)
This is the facebook album with the pictures from Olympia, Patras, and Delphi
January 19th- Went to ancient Olympia Museum and Ruins; Rafa and I raced around the original Olympic track; Drove the coast to Patras and then continued on to Delphi for dinner.
January 18th- Went to statue of King Leonidas then up to the ruins of Ancient Sparta; drove to Mythras (the original capital of the Bzyantine empire) and explore the ruins of the city which still had some standing churchs and buildings; had trouble finding Olympia so we stopped at the sea for a cloudy sunset.
January 17th - Wandered Nafplio in the morning in bad weather, finally the sun came out in time to drive up to the Castle Palamidi and got some amazing views of the area, drove to the wrong Sparta (theres Sparta and Sparti, and in Greek the commonly called Sparta is spell Sparti, who knew) and ended up back in Corinth had some spanakopita for lunch a nice bakery and got to see some of ancient Corinth which we missed the first time through. Finally made it to the real Sparta in time for dinner.