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Day 22: Athens

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Day 22: Well it was raining all day. After a breakfast of a huge piece of spanakopita, I spent the first half of the day at the National Historical Museum, where you can visit the real old parliament building and also see Lord Byron's helmet and gun.
He fought for Greece in Macedonia a while ago and died there. There was also an interesting exhibit about Greece in the first world war. I had no idea they were even in it, but there you go. They waffled about it for a long time, the president who wanted to join, argued with the king for years.
Then I went to the Benaki museum which is full of ancient artefacts as well as an amazing collection of traditional clothing styles from all over Greece. It was free on Thursdays, so I was lucky to go there, I didn't plan it that way. After a few hours, I couldn't look at any more things.

I went to see if I could eat dinner early but I could not. I sat in the cold restaurant until they were ready to make my hot moussaka.
The manager wasn't happy about that, but I wasn't going back out in the rain anymore. I won't be getting moussaka again. It's a really simple dish, I don't think it's worth getting someone else to make it for me, I can do it myself!

Posted by baixing 10:21 Archived in Greece

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