Thursday, January 31, 2008

Day 70 & 71 - Eleftheroudakis Book Shop, Athens

Today I went and checked to see if there was still snow on Mt. Parnitha. There was some on Mt. Pendeli, and I wanted to head over there. But instead, I headed into Athens and decided to have a read in Eleftheroudakis bookshop and chill at the internet café. I also decided to be a little bit cheeky with the weekly metro ticket. I did get fined recently, after all.

The next day, I went to Eleftheroudakis again, and met a Greek guy who was from Australia. He asked me the time, and I responded wrongly in Greek, confusing a "quarter-past" with a "quarter-to". It didn't take him long to ask where I'm from. I said Australia, then I said Wollongong. He told me that he knew people from there, and we had a pretty good chat about eachother, how I left school and went to travel to find out who I am.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Day 69 - Parnitha, Athens

Today, I texted Iro, wishing her a Happy Birthday, as it was her birthday today.

Apart from another little fight with Agnes over text messaging, I decided to go up to Mt. Parnitha, where it had snowed. I haven't seen snow for 6 years. So I walked up a few kilometres to where the snow was, and had a little play around. It brought back some nice memories. I love the snow!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Day 67 & 68 - Athens, Pagrati and Menidi

I went into Athens again, not doing much. I first took some more photos of Plaka, then spent most of the day at the internet café in Pagrati. While travelling across the city by tram, I came across some Spanish people, having a few good laughs with locals.

The next day, I didn't do much either. It was rather cold, and my grandma recommended that I didn't go out. So I spent my time on the computer, writing up all my travel blogs from my diary.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Day 66 - Hadrian's Library, Ancient Athens

Today, I went on a visit to Hadrian's Library, one of the main ancient sites within Ancient Athens. I made good use of my camera. Now that I have one, I can finally go and enjoy all of Athens' major ancient sites. Needless to say, it's an extraordinary experience seeing just one of them.

I also took a few additional photos of the surrounding streets. It was an enjoyable day. I didn't do much else other than visit Niko afterwards.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Day 65 - Athens, Syntagma and Pagrati

Today, I headed into Athens as per usual. I made some more use of my camera, this time in Syntagma. I went over to the Parliament, where I was in company of many pigeons. One random photographer-guy gave me some pigeon food and asked me if I wanted a photo. I had no idea he was going to charge me for it, so I obliged. Not that I knew how to avoid it at the time; so I paid €10. The picture was good to have as a memory, but €10 is a little too much. €5 would have been more acceptable, which I could have got it for if I knew to bargain.

After my stroll through the city centre and some nearby parks for photo opportunities, I went to Niko's workshop and checked my email. I received my dad's emails and got them printed out. Niko will see what he can do with my documents in order to extend my stay in Greece. Before going back to Grandma's, I stayed at the workshop and helped around.