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forget me...not!

WHEN you traipse through the city’s historical zone perusing souvenir shops – Monastiraki, Plaka and Acropolis, in a desperate last-minute hunt for a decent gift for your loved ones back home, you’ll come across a range of things you keep seeing over and over: tacky T-shirts, featuring various scenes and lines from the movie 300, quotes by ancient philosophers, ancient scenes of all varieties (sometimes with a lewd sexual twist) and those with nudge-nudge, wink, wink references to drunkenness. 1,197 more words

Greek

Why I didn't book an Acropolis view room in Athens

Hi Frugalistas!  When I went to Athens last year I chose a hotel with fabulous views of the Acropolis.  It was also reasonably priced.  Even though an Acropolis view room was available, and was within budget, I elected not to book an Acropolis view room.  1,030 more words

Travel

Week 3: Routine?

Classes have been chugging along, and I’m finally settling into a routine.  Isn’t it amazing how intimidating a new city can be, especially one with a language barrier?  772 more words

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