Monthly Archives: September 2011

Day 19: The Wonderful Oracle at Delfi

Today I visited the Oracle at Delfi. I contemplated the mark that I would leave on the world, perhaps a similar contemplation was taken by another man who stood there ~2,300 years ago. Given he’d go on to conquer the … Continue reading

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Day 18: Souvlaki!

I had souvlaki – pork on a stick – today in the Plaka. And it was wonderful! I followed it up with locally made mango gelato, which was stupendous. Not as good as nutella Crepes in Paris but still nom … Continue reading

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Day 17: The Acropolis

The Acropolis. Wow. I should stop typing there because nothing else I say can do today’s experience justice. The weather was absolutely perfect. Except for the wind. I can’t imagine coming to the Acropolis in the middle of summer. I … Continue reading

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Day 16: Happy Birthday Grandpa!

I am writing this post while looking up at the Acropolis at night. It is absolutely breathtaking. The flight in was very smooth but a little late. The seats were quite comfortable and roomy. Olympic Air is much better than … Continue reading

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Day 15: Indonesian food

Today was my first introduction to Indonesian food. And it was a good one! We dined at Sahid Jaya and had a sampler of eight dishes. My favorite was the lemon curry followed by the teriyaki something (riblike) followed by … Continue reading

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Day 14: Best fries in the world

For five years I have been a strong advocate for the idea that the Esquire in Champaign has the best French fries in the world. Manneken Pis in Amsterdam has come closest to taking the Esquire’s title. Pis Was once … Continue reading

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Day 13: Best Meal of My Life

Thanks to Patrick’s parents I had the best meal of my life tonight. They incorporeally treated us to Lucius tonight, which while sharing its name with a Harry Potter character is the best seafood I have ever had. I had … Continue reading

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Day 12: Crepe redux!

Well I had a long long long blog post typed out and lost it. I knew this was a possibility with the worrywart iOS app and had taken the necessary precautions until today. Le sigh. Where here goes again…: This … Continue reading

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Day 11: Museum Pass Day 1

Today was the first day of our two day museum passes. The museum pass let’s you in to MANY Paris museums and such but just as importantly it lets you skip entrance lines! One pass for two days is €35. … Continue reading

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Day 10: Versailles!

I have been waiting more than a decade to see Versailles. And it did not disappoint. It far exceeded my expectations. I got some GREAT photos — mainly of the gardens. I think the Battles Gallery (done by Louis-phillipe) was … Continue reading

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