Ailsa from “Where’s my Backpack” loves to come up with brilliant travel themes to get us bloggers thinking back about some of the best trips we’ve taken. It is a fun way to reflect on life’s adventures and get us writing about travels of the past. This week’s travel theme is “hot” and instantly it brought back memories of my honeymoon in Greece.
In July 2000, my husband and I got married and took off the following day to Athens, Greece where we spent the next three weeks traveling around mainland Greece and the islands. It was a fabulous place for a honeymoon with everything an active traveler could dream of: Beautiful beaches and sunsets, culture, food, romance and well, heat. It was the hottest three weeks of my life with temperatures ranging from 90 degrees F (32 degrees C) to a record setting 114-118 degrees F (114-118 degrees C) in the Pelaponese (mainland Greece). Unfortunately my skin couldn’t take it and I broke out in a crazy rash but we still had fun spending time in the shade when all possible.
With Ailsa’s travel theme “Hot” I thought I’d start a series reflecting back on our fabulous three weeks in Greece. Although it was twelve years ago, I still have notes from my handy travel journal pictured below and I was able to scan my twelve-year old photos which aren’t the best but they suffice.
First stop in Greece is the lovely city of Athens.
Here are the few photos I took during our first day in Athens. My how times have changed! Now I typically take a hundred photos a day during my travels and wow, I look so incredibly young in these photos!!!! (Thanks Max, my eight-year-old son for pointing this fact out!). Oh well….
I hope to sprinkle in some more posts on Greece over the next few weeks, time permitting. I have some great photos albeit old and some wonderful travel stories to go along. Stay tuned….
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