Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'm Back

Well I'm back from Greece!

I just flew in from Athens last night, and boy are my arms tired! ;)

Seriously though, Greece is has some really beautiful land and interesting historical places to see. I loved Delphi, was mezmorized by the Parthenon lit up at night, and got to run on the Olympic race track. Unfortunately, the people in mainland Greece were not very nice. In fact, with a few notable exceptions (like the wonderful staff at the Divani Acropolis Hotel Rooftop Garden), the people were the most dissapointing part of the trip. Perhaps all that "Greek Hospitality" is only on the islands, because getting people to help me was like pulling teeth at times. Was it because of the language barrier? Or perhaps the summer heat and crowds? Or maybe becausae I rarely travelled off the beaten path? In any case, it really put a damper on my trip.

That being said, I still got some really cool pictures I plan to post here in the future. Some highlights include the Tomb of Agemmemnon, Delphi, the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, and Olympia.

Stay tuned!

7 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

Welcome back.

Constance said...

Welcome back --

Your jealous friend. :)

Scott Oden said...

Welcome back!

Your other jealous friend :)

Meghan said...

Thanks guys! This weekend I plan on uploading my first batch of pictures.

Karen said...

おかえり~
from very muggy Japan

Carla said...

Welcome back!

Wynn Bexton said...

Sorry you found the people not too friendly or helpful. This is unusual because generally the Greeks are very welcoming, although I know during the heat of summer and the crowds of tourists invading it gets a bit stressful for them. You certainly saw a lot in 10 days and covered a lot of ground. I wish I was there right now!