Back in Athens, for the fourth time!

Trip Start Apr 06, 2009
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Trip End May 11, 2009


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Friday, April 17, 2009

Day 12
Mykonos/ Athens, Greece
Friday 4/17/09
Today we leave for Athens! I am starting to feel like a real Athenian after going back so many times. Today i will have been on all the types of transportation. I will list them because.....i feel like it, (P.S don't ask where i have been on these) Boat, Train, Car, Plane, Horse back, Covered Wagon,Bicycle,Snowmobile, 4 wheeler, Surf board, Running, Walking, Jogging, Sprinting, Skipping, Jumping and if you think of anything tell me! So we road the Ferry in to Pireus in Athens from Mykonos. The ferry had so many thing to do it was so much fun to explore. When we got to Athens it was around 6:00pm. We took part and observed in a Greek orthodox tradition called Epitaphios or Good Friday. We went to this old church in the Plaka. We bought candles and observed as the priest and cantors made there way out of the church and down the crowded streets of Athens. Hundreds of thousands of people followed them out with lit candles. I was a spectacle. After that we ran to Syntagma square where the had the ending ceremonies. The Epitaph came out and all the priests and also soldiers along with important members of the government and church, came out to sing and pray. Night

Esther



Day 13
Athens, Greece
Saturday 4/18/09



Its are last day in Greece. boohoo! So we went to the one thing that was vital on a Greek trip. We went to the archaeology museum. It was full of artifacts from the 3rd century BC. One of my favorites the the humorous sculpture of a naked Aphrodite about to slap a advancing Pan with a sandal with Eros or cupid pulling his horns. There was jewelry and swords of all kinds. We saw a Fork and a mirror though me and my mom could not figure out how they made it. Also in the museum there is are pots and vases of all kinds from Santorini before the volcano erupted more than 3,000. Tonight we fly to Tel aviv and then make our way to Jursalum. We will miss you Greece hope to be back soon.


Esther
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