Tomorrow, I’ll be off to say hello to the gods and most importantly Zeus.
hiking Mt. Olympus
All public transportation will be on strike tomorrow.
This means that
- My Greek teacher might not have a way to get to class
- Our trip to the museum for my Archaeology class is cancelled because no trolley to get there and walking might be a bit risky
- There will be protests and demonstrations going on tomorrow
this type of stuff will be going on for the rest of the week. Maybe I’ll go and see one of the demonstrations
One week of school. Climbing Mt. Olympus Another week of school. Mid-terms
- Peloponnese/Delphi for a week.
- Fall break in Prague and Budapest for a week.
- And then it’s November!
things are going by so ridiculously fast. I’m excited for everything and still extremely happy.
My adventure in Crete started early Tuesday morning. With the lull of the ship putting me to sleep I was able to wake up with enough energy to put me through the first day. The first site we went to was Knossos. Palaces began during the Bronze age in Crete (the Minoan period). It was suppose to be the most elaborate and incredible palace during the time. Seems cool but the down fall is that the site isn’t full of the actual ruins but a replica created in 1914, some of it very accurate though.
Bull leaping fresco
Bull horns, very much a part of the culture during this time, religious significance.
Lustral Basin, made from limestone and possibly has religious significance. It’s steps leading to this small section, possibly used for libation. Water couldn’t have been used because there was no drain pipes.
Balcony door is open with Greek music floating through, filling my room as I’m doing my Greek homework.
something so serene about it all.
Chelsea, Maia, Danni, Anna and I are going to Budapest and Prague :)
Crete was incredibly amazing. I did so much and learned so much.
I just finished making myself dinner and eating. Now, I’m just sitting on my bed, already packed and ready to go to Crete, sippin on my Greek beer. (still have to put my water bottles in my bag and my nectarines)
Also hoping that it doesn’t rain, so we can do the hike along the Samaria Gorge on Friday!
Noah called me, not a very long call (cause it costs) but still worth it to hear his voice.