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Greece Retrospective, 1Apr2014

Crete Part 2: Went to a surprise classical concert in Heraklion with Marie! What a lovely experience. There was a string quartet playing, and they did a few songs with a middle school orchestra backing them up. 445 more words


Greece Retrospective, 26Mar2014

Hello World!  I’ve been too busy climbing volcanoes and drinking milkshakes to write to you recently, so here’s a combined update post.

Athens Day 1 and 2:  Arrived in Athens totally exhausted, but forced myself to go to the Acropolis anyway.   1,141 more words


Slippery when wet

A bit of after-dark fun in Thessaloniki. Good memories.

Canon DSLR • 70-200mm • Thessaloniki, GR • 2009

Street & Cityscape

Greece Retrospective, 24Mar2014: Gods, Gorgons, and Greece

Sleep-deprived and more than a little zonked out, I arrived at my hostel in a lovely neighborhood in Athens. First thing I noticed upon following the gentleman upstairs to my room? 35 more words


Excavation day in Pikermi!

Last Monday, we went, with a small group of students accompanied by a professor, in Pikermi for a day of excavation.
Pikermi is known for the savana-type fossil faunas: rinoceros, giraffes, saber-tooths, pigs, hipparions, and other animals that do not live in european lands anymore. 67 more words

Palaeontology And Evolution

Odds and Ends in Athens

There was no set agenda for today. My favorite part was the market across the street from our place. Absolutely packed with people buying lambs for Easter. 243 more words


My Big Fat Greek Struggle

The dreaming spire is to Oxford what concrete, communist graffiti and fag ends are to the University of Athens.

Every surface is covered in scrawled slogans, only visible once you wade through the clouds of cigarette smoke that waft down each corridor. 884 more words