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Studying in Greece
Friends and Site-seeing
Monday, Nov. 8, 2010
One of the best opportunities while abroad is to travel. While traveling over a weekend is great, I enjoy when a friend visits me just as much. This past weekend my friend Joey, a junior at SCU studying abroad in London, came to Greece to visit.
I made sure to show Joey an authentic, Greek experience. We spent time playing backgammon in coffee shops, eating gyros, and visiting some sites. Naturally, we spent some time at the beautiful Acropolis overlooking Athens. The history combined with the incredible view that extends out to the city of Piraeus and the Mediterranean Sea made for an unforgettable experience.
Later, Joey and I visited the Athens Amphitheatre and Lycabettus Hill, the highest peak in all of Athens. The Greek Orthodox Religion dominates the Greek population and churches of all sizes can be found in Greece. Not surprisingly, a Greek church sits on top of Lycabettus Hill. Although small in size, the church was beautifully whitewashed on the outside and was covered with icons and decoration on the inside.
After spending the rest of his trip hanging out with my abroad friends, Joey was off to Rome to continue his travels. The weekend turned out perfectly; it allowed me to spend time with my good friend as well as see some amazing sites within Athens.
Chris Stamas '11, Joey Murphy '12, Lycabettus Hill
Chris Stamas '11, Joey Murphy '12, Acropolis
Chris Stamas '11, Athens Amphitheatre
St. George Church, Lycabettus Hill