Athens: thunderstorm

The first thing I like to do when in a new city is to walk, anywhere.  Arriving in Athens today, it was warm and humid.  We walked North West from our MisterBnB apartment, around a Presidential Palace (apparently Greece has a President; I never knew) and through a park. It almost felt suburban. We headed straight into Plaka, a tourist-centric area but with more attractive buildings with glimpses of ruins, either occasional bits of columns or the Parthenon up a hill in the distance. We bought a table cloth, and placemats.  We are now officially old.  Dildo-shaped key rings and plates with butt sex were luring the other tourists but we gasped at a store selling linen, and left proudly carrying a table runner with matching placemats that had a lovely olive motif embroidered around the edges. It’s our only Saturday in Athens.  We’ll be in bed before midnight.

 

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