Friday, July 4, 2008

Fast Track Touring

So we totally saw stuff today. Important stuff Mom. Really. Here's something......

And something else...

I believe the Parthenon and the Acropolis. Some woman wanted to give us a guided tour but we just wanted to wing it. One fun part was we saw this girl that looked exactly like the Greek version of Rachel, Marc named her Grachel and I asked to take her picture. Here she is....

Is that good? You know there will be no museums. I'm sorry. We have to draw the line somewhere. We also saw some other important things.....but we don't really know what they are. Their old and decrepit though. Just falling apart. There's a ton of construction around here. Nobody working, feels like that summer our pool was built, lots of machines and work stuff and but no people actually doing any work. Just like home.
So to do our tour we took this trolly thing. It promised like six different sights in 40 minutes. Sign us up baby. You could get off and on if you wanted to. We got off at the Acropolis/Parthenon sights and then mistakingly got back on the wrong one from different company. Marc wants his props, he did say,"I think we're on the wrong one." I totally shushed him and thought, 'Don't be stupid.' I said, "No we're not. How many can there be?" It took us to the somewhere in the city and said we had ten minutes there. We power shopped Marc a bathing suit (still no luggage) which turns out is a wee bit tight cause he didn't feel like trying it on. Then we got back to the trolley and then they tell us we are on the wrong one. Whoops. We get off and wander around. We eventually take a cab back to the hotel and the cab driver teaches me three more Greek words. I liked him a lot, his name was Vassili which he said is like Billy in English. I keep using my two Greek words Please and Thank you and I swear they are nice as soon as you make an effort. Now I can say hi, bye and good morning. I'm almost bi-lingual.
There's also a ton of graffiti in Athens.

Came back. Lied by pool. Gonna get showers and go try get Marc some clothes. He got one t shirt today with a word on it that we keep making up what it could mean in Greek. Awful things, things if I wrote my mom wouldn't read anymore. We want to get him a matching hat tonight.
Days over. Marc's luggage came. We had a really yummy dinner. We went back to the same area we have been going to, tons of restuarants, coffee shops (with some seriously strong coffee that got me totally jacked up and laughing this morning), stores, right underneath the Acropolis. On the way home I was totally limping and hobbling along cause my legs still not right so I was looking down just trying to get there, Marc goes, "Don't look now but this guys got on bunny slippers." I look up and this poor guy with the hugest pink bunny slippers is walking towards us. It made me miss Mickey a tiny bit cause he would have made one of them his bitch special friend given half a chance.

6 comments:

Meredith said...

Thank you for seeing something! Thank you, Marc, too. Yes, the Parthenon and part of the Theater of Dionysus. It's a shame there's so much scaffolding and work going on, but I guess the Greeks are trying to preserve what they can after so many centuries of neglect. That girl does look like Rachel. Good shot. Love the graffiti. Get a magic marker and go back to that wall and sign it and take another picture. Don't get arrested though. Love you, miss you. Have fun. Try not to overdo the sightseeing.
Love, Mom

Meredith said...

One more thing. I surely would have loved to see a picture of the bunny slippers. Be alert to important photo ops.
Love, M

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

I'm glad you are learning so much there...like what the heck all those important buildings are. I am not a big museum fan and would much rather get lost on the streets. I'm glad the luggage finally arrived!! Have fun!

Simple Answer said...

Jealous. Beautiful! Hope it is turning out to be everything you want and more!

On a whole different note, my husband saw your comment picture last night, and he said, "Someone put a Barbie picture up there?" I told him no, that that was you. And he said, "It can't be. No one looks like that in real life." It took some convincing, but he now believes you are real!

Sarah said...

Do you want me to overnight Marc's clothes? Poor guy. I know it HAS TO be killing him. Let me know.

babblefish.com the shirt.. Greek to English translation.

Grachel did look like Rachel. Rachel is much prettier though.

MarkNYC said...

Oh, Amy, I am hoping Marc's shirt translates as "homo" or "fag" or "queen" or something along those lines. Not sure why that makes me laugh, but it does, maybe because it's so not Marc. You guys travel just like I love to travel. A few sights, lots of good food, drinks, shopping and people watching/meeting. You need to see the big things, but in my experience, most monuments, churches, museums, etc. are soon forgotten. What sticks is memories of real people and real life. Make sure to get to know some locals. Ask them for their favorite "off the beaten track" spots. Just make sure you check with your hotel concierge to confirm those places are safe and worth going to. Take tons of pictures. I can't wait to see them. Miss you already.