Day 2 – Tour and Lunch

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Outside looking in you wouldn’t be able to tell how nice this hotel is.

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Lobby bar

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Waiting in the lobby to meet our tour guide.

Tour – The Acropolis

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My wife rocking her sun hat.

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There is constant work done to restore the Acropolis.

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A temple off in the distance to worship a god. I don’t remember which one.

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Hella people here

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A theater that is still used today for special events and seats 5,000.

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Another building off in the distance at the top of the hill.
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The first Olympic stadium

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Backstory: The AC in the first bus was broken so our tour guide told everyone to bring their personal belongings with them as we toured the Acropolis because we would ride in a new bus.

We board bus #2 and as we head to the stadium an Asian guy who speaks very little English runs up to the tour guide with his phone and hands it to her. She talks to who I assume is the guy’s travel agent and says she told everyone to bring their belongings with them since we were changing buses. I remember her saying it at least twice if not more. It turns out the Asian guy left his bag on the other bus and a few of us couldn’t help but chuckle at his situation.

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A status of some dude.

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Me rocking my sun hat! Bwahahaha Bonnie was slightly embarrassed.

The Acropolis Museum

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Story #1: Shortly after we entered the museum a couple asked if the Greek gods were real. Bonnie whispered to me what a dumb question to ask haha. The tour guide provided a good answer, but I personally would have been really annoyed.

Story #2: We all checked in our bags at the “cloak check” since no bags are allowed pass this entrance. Guess who doesn’t understand English and tried to carry his bag in? The only other Asian guy on the tour besides Bonnie and I…

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Real stones taken from buildings for preservation. Apparently 1/3 are stored in this museum, 1/3 are stored in a British museum (stolen by a British guy and sold to the British museum because the guy lost all his money), and the last 3rd are lost (for example, a ship(s) sunk while sailing to Britain).

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The Acropolis is a natural fortress

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The width is 8 columns and the length is (8 columns times 2) plus 1 = 17 columns to create some sort of symmetry.

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Some Greek gods with Athena in the middle left and Poseidon in the middle right arguing who to name the city after.

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Zeus in the middle left and Athena in the middle right.

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The detailing in the statues were nice.

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The museum is built on top of an archaeological site and the site will be open to the public sometime in the future.

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Window floors to see down below to the archaeological site.

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Greek parliament building with guards posted.

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Main library

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Lunch – Paradosiako

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Lunch time at a mom and pop restaurant around the corner of our hotel.

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Grilled octopus again ^.^

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Grilled calamari

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Meatballs with tomato sauce

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The sesame bread had a surprising amount of sesame flavor considering there weren’t many sesame seeds on top.

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Bonnie never heard of Amstel so she wanted to try it. I told her we have it in the US haha.

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In my opinion the Coke here didn’t taste as sweet, but it still had 35g of sugar.

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