Other Athens adventures included tracking down random ruins outside of Athens that no one had ever heard of. After a 2 hour bus ride with a thousand stops, a little back tracking, and a taxi ride we made it. The taxi driver who took us to this ruin was pretty funny. He was a heavy set guy with facial hair enormous arms. He looked like a thug and we just hopped he would take us to where we wanted to go. But once we got to talking to him we found him to be a pretty nice guy. His life dream is to fly to America rent a car and drive from New York all the way to California. He asked us what we though of his plan. We were very supportive. But we did correct him when he said he though he could do the whole trip in 3 days. We told him to plan for at least a week and more if he wanted to stop. We tried to recommend places to stop, Colorado, Zion, St. Lewis und so weiter. The only place he had heard of inbetween NY, NY and LA was Las Vegas. He then told us that he thought it would be very dangerous. Both Megan and I erupted in a chorus of "oh it isn't dangerous." "You will be fine"shaking our heads and trying to sound very assured. He still looked a little skeptical. For some reason he had it in his head that driving so far across America would be dangerous. Not for you pal. No one is going to mess with the Greek thug. It was hilarious.
off the beaten track ruins.
This was the happiest I saw Megan the whole trip.
Other Greek things included this restaurant overlooking the Acropolis. I really miss the Greek food. It blew the Italian food out of the water.
Then we were off. Greece was great. If I had to do it again I'd try to go to at least one more island. We weren't sad, we were elated to fly back home to our husbands. This ends the German Summer 2008 and Greece 2008 blog entries. Thanks for enjoying and especially for all of your comments. XOXO