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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Vibrant, Energetic Athens

Aloha Everyone,

The two of us were very comfortable with the slower pace of Rhodes, especially inside the Medieval Town where we walked at least 5 days a week. There, everyone spoke and walked slower. I think they even eat slower in Rhodes and the other islands.

Athens is vibrant, energetic and the pedestrian streets in the Plaka neighborhood are wall to wall people!

Advantage of being back in Athens is that the two of us know where supermarkets and pharmacies are located. As for restaurants, there are so many to choose from.

For lunch, I was happy to have a dish  consisting of a Greek specialty, giant beans cooked in olive oil, herbs and tomato sauce. J.J. asked for spaghetti with veal sauce.

For dinner tonight, J.J. opted for a sandwich while I feasted on grilled corn on the cob and freshly roasted chestnuts.  Interestingly, the vendor was the same woman during our last stay. Her large chestnuts, 12 pieces for €5, was as delicious as I remembered.

Aloha -- Cathi