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Day 26: Athens

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Day 26: After free day I went to see all the other archaeological sites that I missed the day before. So I went to Hadrian's Library which still had some nice mosaics on the ground.
I went over to Kerameikos, an ancient cemetery where you can see the beginning of the Panathenaic way. The pathway that leads up to the Parthenon. They would march up there twice a year, starting from Kerameikos to bring the gods gifts.

After that I went to the Cycladic museum, because it was half price and there was a great exhibit about the day to day life of normal Athenians. On the first floor was another exhibit of the cycladic statues. There were a lot and they all looked exactly the same. It was pretty creepy to stand amongst them all there in one spot. Archaeologists think they are all pregnant women, but they don't know what they were for, so the whole thing was a mystery.

I was tired and feeling sick still from the strange fish. I met Jarilson Lopes and we walked "for three hours" trying to find a restaurant. The first one I had booked a week earlier and we walked out when they tried to make me buy bottled water. On top of that they tried to make us both buy the same tasting menu. Ridiculous. I didn't drag my new friend there to force him into paying for a 100 euro dinner, so we just left. Eventually we found Feyrouz and had something like a falafel, I'm still not sure what it was, but it was good.

Posted by baixing 05:04 Archived in Greece

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