Hellooooooooo!!!!! I've missed you all so much! But I'm having the most amazing time!!! Although I'm currently in Denmark and not in Greece. I wanted to blog from Greece, but we hardly ever had internet and the one time we did, I created a post and then something happened and it deleted the whole thing! But luckily I'm learning and am going to save this post very often.
So onto the first Greece recap! After a looooong flight and a loooooong layover in Germany, we arrived safe and sound. Even though it was 1:30 in the morning, almost all the restaurants looked full and there were crowds of people in the streets! Athens is definitely a night town, and in the end, I think that all of the towns in Greece are nights towns. Nothing seems to happen until after 8:00! Definitely not what I'm used to, but that's what makes it interesting. Something else that's interesting? The way they drive in Greece! People either go twice the speed limit or half the speed limit, most people drive in the shoulder, and motorcycles seem to have the way of the road. I'm sure glad I wasn't driving!
The next morning (or I guess just later the morning we arrived...) we slept in a while an then we were off to the Acropolis! I'll let the pictures do [most] the talking.
One of my favorite pictures of all the ones I took!
Athens was huge! It was this times at least 10!
Next, it was time for some food! I definitely LOVED the Greek cuisine. Although I have to say that I was a bit disappointed that there was no hummus of falafel, two things I was very looking forward to trying. :( :( Maybe they're Turkish? But anyway, here was my first meal in Greece:
Tomato and eggplant stuffed with a tomato and brown rice mixture, cooked greens (I think swiss chard), and half a lemon that I squeezed over everything. It was truly AMAZING!!
After lunch, we went to the Acropolis museum and then walked around Athens for a while. It has some pretty cute little side streets!
Then we headed back to the hotel and rested up some more from our flight. When dinner rolled around, we set back out in search of a cafe. We eventually came across this cute little place:
The waitress spoke almost no English and the menu was in Greek which made ordering difficult but fun at the same time! It was an adventure not really knowing what you ordered. This was before I realized Greece doesn't have much hummus, and so hummus was what I was trying to order. I found the word for chickpea in our Greek phrasebook, and so I ordered the one chickpea item on the menu hoping it might be hummus... It wasn't really hummus, but it was a chickpea spread, and I absolutely loved it! I'm hoping to recreate it at home.
Greek salad and garlic bread.
What a fantastic little cafe!
Well, that's all for now. More to come! (Although it may not be for a bit.)
I hope everyone is doing very well!! <3