It has really taken me awhile to get to the tail end of the trip here. Life kind of happened recently and school took over my life (as usual). OK here we go...
Our next stop was Olympia in Greece. I was really, super excited about checking out the place where the original Olympic games were held.
Me and Rutheigh ^^
The Philippeion &&
our guide ^^
Where the torch is lit before each olympic games (near the Temple of Hera) ^^
The arch leading into the olympic track ^^
Racing on the olympic track ^^ (I didn't race - my feet were literally frozen solid)
This is where the priestess sat to oversee the games. She was the only woman allowed in the olympic games. Naturally, I had to take a photo with it.
Brenda and Kay ^^
Here I am standing on the referee's block. ^^
Site of the Nike by Paeonius ^^
After we checked out the archaelogical site we headed over to the attached museum.
My first authentic Greek salad
I think I had something like 6 Greek salads while I was there. So good! There is no comparison, that I have yet found, here in the states.
We left Olympia and headed to Delphi for the night.
The view from our hotel ^^
The little town of Delphi basically has the freaking best view!
Our hotel ^^ and below
Dinner that night was the best chicken soup I have ever had. I wish I could have it canned and sent to the U.S.
with sliced apples and honey. yum!
and I finally had a glass of wine.
stay tuned for Part 7...