Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Greece


If you haven't guessed by my post for "F", I had quite the imagination when I was younger. Heck, I still do. Needless to say, when I started to be old enough to understand stories of other cultures, I was hooked. One of my favorite was easily Greek Mythology. Fast forward 20 years and I still love Greek mythology except now I have had a taste of Greek food and I've seen pictures of Greece itself. That is why G is for Greece.

To start with, I love food. I do my best to try any food once. When it comes to Greek food, all I can say is "yes please!" I have yet to eat something that I did not like. Yes it is true, I have not eaten food in Greece, yet. As with any type of food, nothing beats eating it from the country of origin. But I would like to at least think that the greek restaurants I've been to do at least a fair job of representing the food of their culture. When I get the chance to eat food in Greece, I will be sure to compare it.

Second is an unspoken love of mine, architecture. To look into the design of any building, new or old, you can see so much. What is even more impressive about any ancient architecture is that they did all of it without the help of modern machinery and the structures are still around today. To walk among these structures that are hundreds of years old would be simply amazing.

Finally, I am huge into history. This may or may not be surprising being a math person. But to visit a country with such a rich history and past that has contributed so much in so many ways to our modern society, that would be quite a remarkable adventure.

Have you been to Greece? What did you do? Where did you go? If not, what would you do and where would you go? 

7 comments:

  1. Planning on going in the near future. As an archaeologist, I know a lot about Greece (I could navigate most of the famous sights with my eyes closed), but have never visited. My favorite is Crete, definitely on the bucket list.
    Happy A to Z!

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    1. That is amazing! I'm wishing you a great trip and am pretty jealous of that. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say "Hi" :)

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

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  3. No I've never been to Greece; but i hear it's wonderful. My step daughter lives in Cyprus with her Greek Cypriot husband and children. They are currently making arrangements because of the economic climate to return to the US after twenty five years.

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    1. That is never good. Hopefully they find an opportunity to return one day (assuming that is their desire). Economy is one of the reasons I did not move back to Hawaii after graduating college. But I would like to eventually.

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  4. Great post! I've never been to Greece but have always wanted to and it seems crazy I haven't been when I've been living in London which is so close. I've always heard mixed reviews about Athens, but the Islands just seem idyllic and the history of the country is fascinating!

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    1. I think I would visit athens just because it was the capital but I certainly would not focus my visit around there. I definitely looked up some sailing trips around some of the Greek islands while writing up this post.

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