Fun, Sun and Snow in Greece
For President’s Day Weekend I went with a couple of the girls to Greece. I had wanted to go to Greece for the longest time and that desire was only intensified after watching Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants where there are scenes of a lovely white town on the hill along the sea. I wanted to see a white city for myself. We arrived in the afternoon to a nice sunny day after settling down in our hotel room we set about exploring the area around Monastriki. We found ourselves near a street that was lined with great shopping stores which we ventured into encouraged by the Sales signs on the windows. That night we went out to dinner and I had an amazing cheese pie, traditional meat plate and topped it off with dessert, a plate of warm baklava and macedonia ice cream. It was a great first meal.
Over the course of the next day we visited the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, the new Mall in Athens and had the most delicious gyros called Thanasis recommended to me by my friend Vicky back home. She was right and we went back for another round. The only thing that put a damper on our day was that a woman who we met mentioned something about a snow storm due to approach from Siberia and we just tried to brush it off because it seemed ridiculous to think that it could really snow after the incredibly nice weather we were having.
We woke up the next day and I got what I wanted. A white city. But instead of a white stone city by the water it was Athens coated with four inches of snow. The weather reports were right and it had snowed and though it was still snowing we managed to make our way outside and wander along some of the streets. We had lucked out and left Seattle before the snow storms really started to hit and laughed at the irony that we were snowed on while in a Mediterranean country. It was fun to see the locals start up snow fights although it would have been more pleasant if we weren’t also slipping and sliding.
The day we were scheduled to leave our plane was delayed and we were at the airport for a good portion of the day, but nevertheless had a really good weekend and were excited to share our experiences with friends back in Rome as well as hear how about theirs.
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