Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Greece's real name is Hellas. Yep.

So if we're going to talk about Greece, there are a few major things that we need to discuss immediately.

1. Gyros. Ate them every single day. We decided that every country has their own version of a taco. Some form of meat wrapped in bread with tomatoes inside - or something close. America has the hot dog. Mexico has the taco. India even has a version with naan bread and tikka misala. In Greece, it is the Gyro. We liked to refer to them as Gacos (you pronounce that, ya-ko in case you are curious). Also, the ones pictures below are all chicken or beef. We found that lamb gyros were hard to come by.

2. Baklava. It is better in Greece. The end.

3. The view from our hotel room balcony:

And a few more of my favorite images from my first day in Athens:

Nice bum!

This statue is a replica of the statue of Athena that once stood inside the Parthenon. While the original was around 40 feet tall, this one was only about 3 feet tall. Soooo awesome.

To give you a quick overview:
I went to Greece with Kristy, Brooke, Jayna, Aaron, and Brian. The boys did not arrive until us girls had been there for a day, which is why the menfolk are not in the above photos. This post is only the beginning of our adventure. Prepare yourselves.


Brooke said...


Piper said...

So awesome!! Glad that you are adventuring around the world for those of us who cannot- we get to live vicariously through your posts!

Bud & Kim said...

You and Kristy look hot in the last picture. You look great in blue. Oh and I love your purse. ;-)

Justin and Silvia said...

I want some Baklava ... never had and look so good!

mustafa said...

I think, İn fact Baklava is a turkish dessert but it can be found in greece...