Saturday, March 19, 2011

Athenian Saturday

It's Saturday in Athens. The group went off to explore the Archeological Museum and I took the opportunity to wander around a bit, hit up some markets, listen to some street music and read in the sunshine. After a hectic last couple of days (with day trips to Sounio and Corinth and evenings spent teaching English and working with an anti-trafficking organization) it was nice to relax a bit, take care of some errands and to soak up some more Greek flavor before I head off again early on Monday. 

To end the day, and the week, we are getting all cleaned up to have dinner on the roof of a nice restaurant under the Acropolis. No complaints for today!

Flee markets 

Monastiraki with the Acropolis in the background 

The central meat and fish market. I got through about two halls of the meat section before I had to start pushing people out of the way so I could get out of there before vomiting. You just hear, whack, whack, whack as they slice up the meat. 


Other fun bits and pieces 

The much more pleasant olive section 


This guy's one-man-band (notice the tambourines attached to his feet) was surprisingly impressive. I sat and read for a while listening to him.  

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