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Saturday, September 02, 2017

The Acropolis, Greece

Day 22 - Our schedule puts us in Athens for just two days. So, today was the time to 'Just Do It'. Greece is the first country Jay visited, other than Saudi Arabia where he was working in 1983 at the time. I went to work at his company in 1985 and I first came to this city in 1986. So, neither of us had been on top of the Acropolis for more than thirty years and we'd never done so together.

September 2 Saturday (The Acropolis)

We learned from yesterday's scouting trip that things might get hot and busy. So, we ate breakfast and went our front to get a taxi to the Acropolis. We knew that a flat rate for the half hour trip should be around €15.00 per cab. We decided that €10.00 each would be fine for the sheer convenience of being dropped right off at the ticket entrance.

I swiped the credit card to the tune of €20.00 each. I guess we need to help the poor Greek economy somehow! We now have photographic proof of time together next to the Parthenon a whole third of a century after each seeing it alone.

September 2 Saturday (The Acropolis)

September 2 Saturday (The Acropolis)

September 2 Saturday (The Acropolis)

After several hours, we were about to head back to the port by using the bus we had yesterday. When waiting at the stop, the same taxi driver who'd brought us to Athens saw us waiting. He stopped to give us ride as he lives in Piraeus and didn't want to go back empty. It took about 20 minutes.

September 2 Saturday (The Acropolis)

We got to say bye bye, Athens this evening as the MS Westerdam sailed towards our next destination!


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