This is Part VI of Journal of my Journeys, a diary of my travels from country to country in summer 2010. To read up on previous entries, here's a handy-dandy guide:

Part IV: Never give up

June 30, 2010
We left Tel Aviv early this morning (4:30 a.m.) and took a taxi to the airport, Ben Gurion Airport. Our flight was at 7:15 a.m. and we flew over to Athens. The flight was a little less than two hours long. We were greeted at the airport by my uncle and were taken to his apartment. I met his wife and son. We had a delicious meal made from Phyllo dough, mushrooms, onions, and cheese. Wow it was fantastic! We took the metro to downtown and walked around. It was busy for being so late at night. There was a lovely view. We walked up the stairs and saw all of Athens.

Skies Over Athens, itscarmen

phyllo dough
Oh So Delish, itscarmen

black warrior
Black Warrior, itscarmen

All of Athens, itscarmen
ancient ruins
I Spy...Ancient Ruins, itscarmen

July 1, 2010
Firstly, I'd like to say that Athens is lovely. Seeing old structures that are older than America is enthralling. I always get a kick out of it, really. However, I haven't seen too much in terms of sights, not yet. Started off the day with bread, jam, cheese, and tea. An ideal breakfast. Then we took the metro downtown to the tourist shop central of Athens. I got a ring with the classic Greek design and worry beads. I was hoping it'd fit as a necklace but it didn't. 

locked in love
Locked in Love, itscarmen

greek ring
The Greek Ring, itscarmen

I counted how many dogs were strolling/sleeping around Athens. The tally is as follows: 9 sleeping dogs, 8 awake dogs. I counted 17 throughout the day. I had gelato (pomegranate and Mamma Mia!; I forgot what flavor the lady said it was supposed to be) and walked all over looking at tourist shops. I hope tomorrow is more eventful.