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Day 21: Athens

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Day 21: I slept in a bit, while cursing the gay guy that sucked me into a conversation and wouldn't let me go to sleep at 9:30 the night before. I went to see some old Turkish baths,
and then the Jewish museum.
A lot of Greek Jews were forcibly relocated and exterminated in the second world war, as they were in many other European countries. Then I went to the parliament buildings to watch the changing of the guard, but it was too boring and a little cold.
Then I was stumped, I wasn't sure what to do next. When in doubt, always climb a hill or mountain. So that's what I did. There was one more easy one left and I think it was the best one.
On the way down, I stopped at an ancient stadium, which was the scene of the 2004 Olympics and an old cemetery that had a lot of ornate looking graves.
Not sure why that was recommended in the Lonely Planet, but it was an alright place to stroll, amongst the gleaming white marble. After that I was starving but my dinner reservation wasn't for a really long time. I showed up anyway and ordered the octopus and the moussaka. It turned out to be way too much food because they kept bringing me free stuff, like amazing bread with tzatziki and tapenade, potato soup, crackers with salmon and fried cheese (!) I was full before I was done the first tentacle. I asked to cancel the moussaka and they said no problem. I had to roll myself home. Oroscopo, highly recommend that restaurant! It seemed to be a local favourite too, I didn't notice any other tourists there at the time.

Posted by baixing 09:47 Archived in Greece

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Ha! I love it!... "When in doubt, always climb a hill or mountain. So that's what I did."

by Shuggie

Thankssss Daaaveeee

by baixing

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