Today’s the day!!! :D

Headed to the airport in about 2 hours~

I don’t know that I’ll be able to post much since the tumblr app for my kindle stopped working, but if I do, it will be here

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Ok so I think this is the right itinerary for my trip…

Day 1: Fly overnight to England

Day 2: London

  • Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Take a walking tour of London
Day 3: London
  • Take a guided tour of London 
  • Visit the Tower of London
  • Enjoy a fish and chips dinner
Day 4: London
  • Enjoy free time in London
  • Optional: Bath and Stonehenge

Day 5: London • ParisTravel by Eurostar train to Paris

  • Visit the Eiffel Tower

Day 6: Paris

  • Take a guided tour of Paris
  • Optional: Versailles

Day 7: Paris

  • Take a walking tour of Paris
  • Visit the Louvre
  • Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 8: Central Swiss Alps

  • Travel via Burgundy to the Lucerne region
Day 9: Central Swiss Alps
  • Take a tour of Lucerne
  • Optional: Mount Pilatus

Day 10: Florence

  • Travel to Florence
Day 11: Florence
  • Take a guided tour of Florence
  • Visit the Duomo
  • See a leather-making demonstration
  • Optional: Pisa

Day 12: Assisi • RomeTravel via Assisi to Rome

  • Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

Day 13: Rome

  • Take a guided tour of Rome
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • Visit the Roman Forum
  • Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

Day 14: Rome
  • Take a guided tour of Vatican City
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Optional: Roman Catacombs

Day 15: Depart for home

Day 10: Flying (23 June 2012)

More planes. Trip’s over and I’m headed home. Talk to you all soon with awesome stories and pictures. (Athens, Greece —> Paris, France (De Gaulle) —> Atlanta, Georgia —> STL)

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I’m going to have to change all these posts because the itenerary got changed due to the elections last weekend and you had to pay extra to do some stuff on the islands. So I’ll be editing and adding details when I get home.

The bus for the airport leaves at 330 am, and I should be home late tomorrow night ^^

Day 9: Athens (22 June 2012)

Cruise is over, so we’re back in Athens. Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon

"Greek Evening" some sort of dinner festival with food and music and dancing

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Day 8: Cruising the Islands- Crete and Santorini (21 June 2012)

Visiting the islands of Crete and Santorini.

Knossos, Crete

Oia, Santorini. Sailing around the island and the volcanic crater islet of Nea Kameni and Palea, sulfur springs, town of Fira (which is on the rim of the caldera)

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Day 7: Cruising the Islands- Rhodes (20 June 2012)

Rhodes and Lindos. Acropolis of Lindos, scenic cliffs, historic sites, Palace of the Knights

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Day 6: Cruising the Islands- Patmos (19 June 2012)

Port in Kusadasi, Turkey. Mt. Koressos, House of the Virgin Mary (where Mary supposedly lived before her death)

Temple of Artemis

Ephesus. Magnesian Gate, tour, the Odeon concert hall, Fountain of Trajan, Baths of Scolastika, The Temple of Hadrian and the Latrians, Library of Celsus, The Great Theatre (where Paul preached), Arcadian Way (where Mark Antony and Cleopatra rode in procession)

Patmos. Chora, Basilica of St. John

Grotto of the Apocalypse (sounds like fun)

Scala, then reboarding the ship

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Day 5: Cruising the Islands- Mykonos (18 June 2012)

Finally out of Athens and headed out to visit the islands :D First stop, Mykonos.

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Went to a beach in Voulas today. It was nice and clean with pretty blue green water and even though it was cold I went swimming anyway. There were so many good looking guys that were either taken or didn’t talk to me that I wanted to cry especially since I don’t speak Greek anyways and I wish I could. And then I had kayo. It was this Greek frozen yogurt and it was heaven in my mouth. Vanilla with strawberries and dark chocolate. It may have just surpassed baklava as my favorite Greek desert it was that good.

Day 4: Athens (17 June 2012)

Delphi, Temple of Apollo, museum

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2nd day in Greece

Today we did so much and I am completely exhausted. we started with a drive out to Cape Sounion. It was GORGEOUS. The water there is more of a blue /green /turquoise and the water is so clean and clear that you could see all the way to the bottom even from the cliff road we were on. The temple of Poseidon there was quite impressive, especially since it outdates the acropolis in Athens, it’s made of only marble and lead, and it’s still in relatively good condition. The view was amazing, and my only complaint is that it was so windy that I got pelted with dirt and rocks and nearly got blown off the cliff (or so I thought) we then made our way into the heart of Athens, where we visited the Olympic stadium. Next was the acropolis -the temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon - but from there we could see several other sites. I saw a temple of Hephaestus as well as Mars Hill, which is the place where Paul preached while in Athens. I wish I could have climbed up there like I saw some people doing because that might just have made my life. Though I did find out that Glyfada where I’m staying is actually the first place that Paul went to in Greece (though that’s not what it was called back then) I wish we had more time in the acropolis museum because there was too much to see for the 40 minutes we were allotted. I also did more shopping, but this time in the Plaka district in the heart of Athens. I got myself a pair of nice Greek sandals and some surprise purchases for my friends ;). On the way back we saw the temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s arch. The tram was quite an experience. (There were these two cute guys that rode almost the whole way with us and gave up their seats for an older woman and yes chivalry is awesome and a total turn on. And other good looking males getting on and off. Yes) Sadly, due to the elections tomorrow, we wont be allowed to go into the city. We have to stay in glyfada so I think we might go to the beach (where I can get sunburned for the 3rd day in a row otl) but it might be nice to relax after today’s grueling itenerary.

Day 3: Athens (16 June 2012)

More tours. Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Temple of Athena, museums

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My 1st day in Greece

Ok so I didn’t do the things we were supposed to do today because our itenerary changed due to their elections on Sunday. So we rested a bit to recover from the planes. Then we went walking and window shopping on out way to the beach. All sorts of cute guys here, but sadly most of them were with girls. I also got creeper on by an old fat guy in a speedo. (And though I know I don’t really look good in a bikini I think he was checking me out because… well I’ll just leave it at I was very disturbed. Some things people shouldn’t wear in public, especially if they’re creepy perverted old men) but the water is such a pretty deep grey / blue color and it felt so good in the heat. Showering was interesting because the whole bathroom is about the size of my closet, if not smaller. Dinner was amazing. I think I could eat like that all the time. Veggies, bread, potatoes, very little meat - that’s like perfect. Maybe with all this healthy food, water, heat, and walking I’ll get lucky and lose a few pounds. Then I’ll look good in my bikini for those Greek boys ;) lol. We went walking around and supping after dinner but I won’t divulge my purchases here because I want to surprise my friends.

Tomorrow I have sort of an early morning and a long day of touring. Cape Sounion, temple of poseidon, touring the city of Athens, the acropolis and parthenon, and the national gardens. And quite likely more shopping. :)

Day 2: Athens, Greece (15 June 2012)

Arriving around 930 am and taking some sort of a walking tour of the city. Plaka District and The Temple of Zeus

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