Monday, March 16, 2009

My Journey So Far...

Sorry I've been so lax with the blogging lately! It's been really hard to find a few spare moments amongst all the traveling that I've been doing lately to just sit down and type. Allow me to recap the past two weeks:

Last week my friends from Drury who are studying in London showed up in Greece. We hung around Volos for about four days and enjoyed the local scene there. I showed them Makrynitsa, a beautiful little fairy tale town on Mt. Pelion, they met my friends, I introduced them to frappe (the popular Greek coffee drink), and we basically milked the town for all it was worth.

We then traveled to Athens for a few nights. We stayed in an AWESOME little hostel right outside of the Plaka and journeyed from there. I'm pretty sure I destroyed their feet from all the walking I made them do, but I took them through every inch of the Plaka, we climbed Lycabettus and Fillopopou Hills, climbed the Acropolis, went to Zeus's Temple, saw both the Greek and the Roman Agora, saw the 1896 and 2004 Olympic Stadiums, journeyed through Syntagma Square and the Royal Garden, and had (once again) good frappe. It was one intense week for us all!

Then on Saturday we all got on a plane and came back to London where I've spent the last three days. So far I've seen SOOOOO much! I've been to Oxford Circus, Pickadilly Circus, Chinatown, Abby Road (yes, I took a picture walking across it barefoot), Violet Hill (for all you Coldplay fans out there), Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, Hyde Park (thanks for that tip, Peter! We saw Peter Pan there!), and we spent last night in the perfect image of a British pub. The old British guys in there were drunkenly singing Rolling Stones while dancing. It was perfect. I'm sure I'm forgetting so much!!!!!

Today I've got a day planned to go visit St. Paul's cathedral and then head to the Tate Modern museum of Modern Art during the day and then who knows during the night! Should be exciting! I'll try to stay a bit more on top of things from now on. Enjoy the States for me!


Anonymous said...

I spent a little time in Londan my senior of high school. It's an exciting city. Glad you're enjoying your trip.

Latesa said...

It sounds like you've had an awesome couple of weeks! (I might be slightly

Anonymous said...

The second best part of that Abbey Road photo is the guy on the far left grinning at you. :-)