I need a vacation from my vacation!
Last Update: May 23, 2023
The most famous ancient oracle of Apollo at Delphi, located at the slopes of Mt. Parnassus above the Corinthian Gulf. Traditionally, the oracle first belonged to Mother Earth (Gaea) bu5lster was either given to or stolen by Apollo.
Behind us is the ancient citadel above the city of Athens, Acropolis of Athens, that contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
For Nick,I finally remembered to take a picture of your famous “bougatsa” !
Behind is the fascinating web of Byzantine, Turkish and Latin ruins. The Byzantine era is usually dated from 330 AD, when Constantine the Great established a new Roman capital in Byzantium, which became Constantinople, until the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453.
The famous modern bridge that was built to, protect the people from tsunami
The heart-shaped pond, in Mt . Olympus.
The famous Greek philosophers who shaped the world:
Socrates , ( 469-399 BC) is the most famous philosopher of Ancient Greece and is considered as the original founder of Western Philosophy.
Plato, an Ancient Greek philosopher, born in Athens during the Classical Period in Ancient Greece, founded the Academy.
Aristotle ( 384-322BC), while also interested in ethics, studied different sciences like Physics, Biology, and Astronomy.
Peter, a physician from Vienna, Austria (on my right) flew over to meet us on our last three days in Athens. The last time we have seen him was about 7 years ago, when we stayed at his place and toured Austria and its neighboring countries.
Taken at the lobby of our hotel, Electra Palace.
FORGETTING ABOUT MY ORIGIN
As our tour guide was discussing about Catherine, the Great and her favorite food, which was the head of the fish - particularly a salmon head, she then asked the group, “Has anyone ever had fish head ?” I enthusiastically responded, “Yes Mary, and salmon head is the best ever!” Everyone turned to me and asked, “What particular ingredients are needed for that salmon head?” Then I realized that my daughter felt embarrassed about my “owning to have had fish head”!!! Then I had to explain that my love for fish head originated from when I was growing up in the Philippines! Realizing that it is a foreign dish among the Americans. And fortunately, where we now live, fish head is being sold in the market, and I would always look for that, when I go out to buy something!
Today is the day that we fly , in about 10 hours, we shall be in the USA! Yeay, I can’t wait to have some rest!!! This trip has been truly fascinating and exhausting! Waking up early and climbing up those ancient ruins every day is a real work out! Thus no matter how much they fed us during this trip, we never gained weight!
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