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    52 Minutes Ago
    I asked how the were able to cut all that stone and the guide said with chisels. If you look at the massive blocks it looks like they were cut with a high-powered saw. I just can't see a chisel being that precise. I'm going with the alien theory personally.
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    If you look carefully you can see another structure with columns in the picture that sits below the acropolis.
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    Looking down at the amphitheater where several performances are given each year.
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    Athens Visited the Acropolis. Acropolis simply means city at the top of the mountain (acro = top) (polis = city). There are many Acropoli (?) in Greece but this is most famous. After a steep climb. This is the parthenon which sits at the top of the hill. Massive. Probably the most impressive thing was what you didn't see. Apparently within the parthenon, there was a 40-foot gold statue of Athena. Can you image that! It was taken down and melted years after but just the thought of that great statue inside the columns is breathtaking. The guide mentioned that if the columns were perpendicular they wouldn't look straight at a distance. So the Romans used the mathematical constant "phi". Phi for “Neo-Phi-tes:” Phi ( Φ = 1.618033988749895… ), most often pronounced fi like “fly,” is simply an irrational number like pi ( p = 3.14159265358979… ), but one with many unusual mathematical properties. Unlike pi, which is a transcendental number, phi is the solution to a quadratic equation. By using this constant the columns appear perfectly straight from a distance. Amazing. Have no idea what any of that means but just wow. The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. Wikipedia
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    17 Hours Ago
    I think I said to the waiter, "Can I get one of you guys' wrap thingies?"
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    23 Hours Ago
    Mykonos Another beautiful sleepy little island. Enjoyed a real gyro at a little restaurant by the water. It was so much better than the gyros I've had here.
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    1 Day Ago
    Don't worry Swampy, there will be plenty of naked people pictures to come.
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    1 Day Ago
    If you see cabin 1642 a rockin' don't come a knockin'.
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    1 Day Ago
    ...and speaking of rugby, if I want to watch a game where there is no strategy beyond running straight ahead into a wall of people in 2 yard increments until you give up and punt, I can watch the Jayhawks play football for a lot less hassle. Tickets are basically free.
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    1 Day Ago
    lol, -2.3
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    1 Day Ago
    The first morning, I threw open the shades to reveal the image above. Conversation: Wife: "Close the shades." BC: "Why?" Wife: "They can see us." BC: "You mean the dolphins?" Wife: "No, people." BC: "What people?" Wife: "The people on the ship." BC: "What ship?" Wife: "That ship." BC: "You mean the island?" Wife: "Yes." BC: "So you think there are people on that distant island with a Hubble telescope trained on our room?" Wife: "Yes." BC: While closing the shades, "Ok."
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    1 Day Ago
    Really, you mean you envisioned this island?
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    Santorini, like all Greek islands is hilly/mountainous and rugged terrain. The economy is based on tourism but it is still a thriving little island with little cities sprinkled throughout. The Greek Islands don't get much rainfall and so at this time of year it is dry. Water is not easy to come by. The islands have not been scarred by resorts and high-rise hotels. There are resorts but they are small and tasteful and blend in with the countryside. You won't see any structures that aren't the typical white stone or concrete like substance quarried from island. Very quaint and I can see why it is a honeymooner's paradise. Yes, I know, I'm not in Kansas any more...
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    2 Days Ago
    Santorini My view out my window as we took a cruise ship. I wondered if I would get sick on the trip but it never happened as we had calm seas the whole time. It was an enjoyable experience and a great way to move around with minimal fuss. The food was great, the people were nice and accommodating. There is lots to do on a cruise ship, however, at the end of the day, you just want to eat, watch a little Australian rugby and go to sleep. There are a lot of activities on a cruise ship. Ninety five percent are pretty lame. Rooms were nice, cruise ship was clean. No complaints. It was better than expected.
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    2 Days Ago
    Lol, +7
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    3 Days Ago
    Spent two weeks with the family touring some of the Greek Islands and Italy. My wife has had a burning desire to see the Greek Islands so she planned the whole trip. I simply nodded a lot when she gave me the itinerary. I made the request for a more intensive tour through the Roman coliseum which was way too brief when I visited twenty years ago. I really didn't have much knowledge of Greece before the trip so I had no expectations. The only thing I knew was to stay clear of the Ouzo which is a particularly nasty licorice flavored liqueur made on the islands. We'll review the trip, focus on some of the answers to questions I had along the way, provide back stories and interesting experiences that happened along the way. So put your tray table in the upright and locked position, get your passport out and don't forget to tip your tour guide. Andiamo! Verb. andiamo. first-person plural present indicative of andare - we go. first-person plural present subjunctive of andare - that we go. first-person plural imperative of andare - let's go!
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    1 Week Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread For Bluecat.... in Podunk Corner
    LOL... Was in Malta today, I visited the mines where Malto-Meal was first discovered. Fascinating stuff. You know as lazy as the Ottoman's were - lounging around in their recliners, Easy Boys and Ottomans, they sure attacked a lot of Greek Islands.
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    Pics will be forthcoming. I took a picture of some nasty stuff in a bucket today. You guys can sort it out. I think they were sardines and salt but it was pretty nasty smelling. What have the Romans ever done for us?
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    bluecat replied to a thread For Bluecat.... in Podunk Corner
    A Grecian urns about 5 drachmas a week.
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    bluecat replied to a thread For Bluecat.... in Podunk Corner
    Still around but in Greece right now. Hard to get connected but will be back with you guys in a week or so. We are taking a tour of the Greek Islands and then to Italy for a bit. We've seen Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Rhodes and will be in Malta tomorrow. Will head to Rome and see all of that, Florence and Pizza. My main focus was to see if people in Greece used Grecian Formula. I'm not so sure they do but still working on it. So many questions, so little time. Later girls.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Swampy is demanding refrigeration justice.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I bet they wouldn't have a problem if you defended yourself with an aborted fetus.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Swampy, how do feel about garlic?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    +5 for the umlaut. It's that kind of attention to detail that brings in the viewers.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Does this wet suit make my butt look big?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    What about putting on the wet suit and looking for those guns you lost in that canoeing accident?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I was nowhere near South Omaha.
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