Monday 13th August
Now in Athens exploring more ancient ruins.
We then continued our sight seeing by walking to the Acropolis to see the Parthenon (pictured).
We arrived early (8.30am) to beat the heat of the day but we soon found out that thousands of others had the same idea!
We then browsed the Flea Market where Priscilla paid $5 Euro to have her Greek name written in Greek in Greece. Quite impressive!
On the way back we both navigated both the Metro and bus system to find our way back to the Cottrells. We bought an ‘integrated’ ticket ($1 Euro each) which meant that we had 1.5 hours to complete our travel on both transportation methods. We were successful in the quest.
After dinner (more Greek salad!) we went down town again to visit the Guest House (used for short-term teams) and the ARC which is where the refugees come to collect food, clothing and to shower.
One of the different aspects of Greece is that the pipes are thin – this has implications that we Australians take for granted. One of these implications is that all toilet paper is not to be flushed. Instead it is to be placed in bins provided. Janice eventually reached the 100% mark of remembering this minor detail on day 3 of our stay. Just in time before moving on to Poland!
Below is a sign that is displayed in th Cottrell’s toilet to serve as a reminder of what you will need to do if ever you forget to bin any paper!