Our second trip together! Sometimes people get together when they have a strong common passion..travelling in our case. Me being the lazy one and my friend the hyper active one , she did all the research and I sailed along.
Why Greece! For me basically the pictures shared by a travel blogger... the bougainvillea, white buildings and the blue sea.
My first tryst with Europe when we landed in Athens! The BnB in the heart of the city was just warm enough for us as we stepped outside the next day after a huge sandwich ( which we saved for the later part of the day) and nice hot coffee. We roamed and wandered and looked out for Greek Gods! Well they appeared in the form of uniformed guards , so close to our hotel where crowd had gathered to watch some march past.
' Let's ask them, what's going on!' I was at my flirtatious best.
' Guard of honour!' came the stern reply.
' Oh ok, and what is that building!'
Oh really, two novices in the middle of Santigma Square looking for Greek Gods and stumbling upon Parliament.
Acropolis was our next stop, as we racked our brains about how many Euros to spare for a bus ride and once we were on the bus had no such intention of getting down in the sun. Finally Acropolis it was, after almost one round in the bus.
The queues could be taxing if one does not select the right time to enter.
Post lunch we took a peak in ancient Olympic stadium.
Then some pics in the classical buildings we loved the look1 of, and finally we parted from the bus , I guess did full justice to the Euros we spent! Oh yes pick pockets do roam about near the parliament area and we were not spared as well, we did not lose anything luckily as alarm was raised by a local tourist guide.
The National Library, University and Museum... I remembered Shahrukh Khan Rani Mukherjee dancing around those buildings!!