Thursday, January 12, 2017
What a day in Athens! We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring this unique city despite the poor, stray dogs and cats and graffiti practically everywhere. We started the day with a delicious breakfast at Harvest Coffee & Wine; I absolutely love trying the popular cafés in every city I pass through. The eggs and coffee were amazing!
After eating and people watching at breakfast, we made our way to the Acropolis. It’s a scene and feeling I wish I could capture forever. So much history and beauty involved! I highly recommend this sight for the top of your bucket list. It has been on mine ever since I first learned about Greek mythology in elementary school!
The food and clothes are cheap in Athens we have discovered. I splurged on handmade leather sandals, a pair of mom jeans (they’re in in Europe), and a shirt. Vacation is for treating yourself! We ate dinner at one of the other hip college places close to our apartment. It was nice sitting outside on plush couches next to a fire! My mom and I chatted while Dad sketched; we were surrounded by college students smoking their cigarettes and sipping on their coffees. It was very relaxing.
Tomorrow we are hoping to get on a ferry to a surrounding island. Unfortunately, the boat schedule is a bit tricky during the off season, but we are going to see what we can do! The weather was clearly gorgeous today with the sun and warmth. Feels like spring compared to Munich! xo ~ e.