📸 — Athens, Greece

After a 16 hour flight, we made it to Athens!!

Olivier got a “Priority Pass” before we left Canada and it gives us unlimited lounge access to almost any airport we fly from. We had a connecting flight from Bali to Singapore’s Airport that was in full prep / security mode for Donald Trumps arrive a few days later (The Trump-Kim meeting!)

After landing in Athens at 8am we slept for 45 min…. then ate the largest gyro ever, the size of a small animal. Walked around and then meet up with this guy 👇 George from Calgary for a tour around the night market, and an incredible view of town. Oh.. and ate another, better gyro. 😊

Athen’s is a lot of fun to walk around, you can picture it’s vibrant history IRL making the city an amazing place for the imagination.

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Lounge life saved by Oli’s priority pass! layover in Singapore is not that bad!
GEORGE! :D
A for Athens. The bar with a killer view.
Oli realizing he gets to drink craft beer again for the first time in a few months.. he is so happy.
3 Euro for solid local craft IPA.
Zeus temple.. or at least what is left of it.
Waited for a walking tour… but Maeghan read the time sheet wrong.. so we just ended up sitting here and then making our own walking tour.
The very first Olympic stadium — it can hold 60,000 people.
The Parliament building. Every hour the guards switch shifts and do a dance! It requires some crazy balance and core strength skills.
lots and lots of graffiti through out town
There are SO many cats! And all of them are healthy / fat cats.
The Acropolis on top of a mountain
The ruins of an amphitheater that now host concerts
Entrance to the Acropolis
The Parthenon. It was destroyed by the Persians 6 years after being made! Then rebuilt again.
It was destroyed because the Greek put ammunition inside the Parthenon and they enemies naturally targeted it
The sun was so hot, and as always… Maeghan forgot her hat and made an improvised one.
The restoration project currently running will be complete in 2020

We’ve taken a liking to beer tourism. Essentially Olivier finds a bunch of well rated craft beer places and we go out to find them. It usually takes us to areas of town that are out of the tourist realm and as we found the Lazy Dog Pub, we also found out that a free Jazz Festival was playing this week!

Clarinet jazz band!
Dark chocolate oreo ice cream = DELISH.

We had the best day with George! He took us to places he used to hang out as a kid (he grew up in Athens!). Then we had many greek treats, including black ice cream. Then tried on sparkle clothing, and then drank craft beer!

Thanks George for the pics :)

After we checked out Athen’s Pride parade! It was covered in colour, sparkles and fun music!

The Voices — a super awesome greek pop band!
A WILD TORTOISE! HOW CUTE!
Our Airbnb balcony.
The birthplace of democracy
The pigeons here are out of this world… they just land on people! For no reason!!! 😧
Now we are off to Crete. Turns out our overnight ferry is actually a full blown cruise ship!
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