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I've just reached back from my 42-day Europe trip! It was an enriching and amazing trip and I loved it tremendously.
As ahuge huge food lover, one of my main aims of going Europe is to sample the food, and drink lots of wine and beer, haha! Of course, the other am is to visit all the important sites in Europe.
Our first stop is Athens, Greece. Athens is a stunningly beautiful place and rich in history.
There are several places that one should not miss when in Athens:
The majestic Parthenon in Acropolis
Thankfully X and I visited the Acropolis museum the day before so the next day we are able to fully appreciate the beauty and the history of this majestic structure.
Erechtheion in Acropolis
Temple of Olympian Zeus - huge and grand
We also travelled out of Athens to the Cape of Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon - it's really beautiful, and the sea view is lovely (though Santorini has a better sea view)
There are many other sites that X and I went, but it'll be too much for me to blog about all (ok I'm pretty lazy :p), so I've chosen the best (in my opinion) to share (:
Next we headed to Santorini, a very romantic island.
The classic and unique view of Santorini
Sunset view from Oia, but that day was pretty cloudy, so can't really see the sun setting into the horizon very well...
On the next day we rented an ATV (it was so fun!) and we travelled around visiting several other viewpoints in Santorini.
The famous Red Beach (the sand is really red, hence the name!)
The Black Beach (;
Lighthouse at the one end of Santorini
View from the lighthouse
We ate lots of food in Greece, and the food is awesome (: The portion's so huge that we were so full every time we finish a meal.
There's always the bread (:
A cute and little thief stealing our bread
Deep-fried calamari. Really huge portion (We think it's meant to be a main dish...), not too bad.
Spaghetti in tomato sauce with feta cheese.
Chicken souvlaki served with fries, coleslaw and pita and tzatziki. I really like the dip tzatziki - it's made with yoghurt, cucumber and a bit of garlic. I can't taste the garlic, but the dip is refreshing and yummy (:
The next day (in Athens), while hunting for snacks for lunch, we found this awesome gyros, with lots of vegetables and served with the yummy yoghurt dip.
And there was this uncle selling gigantic pretzels - it's quite tough to chew, but it has a very nice sesame seed flavour.
At night, we stopped by a shop selling gyros and grilled meat and we ordered a meal each - the portion's so huge that we can't finish them all =x
We ate a pizza when we reached Santorini - we were starving and couldn't think straight what we were ordering.
Tomatokeftades - speciality of Santorini, made with juicy cherry tomatoes. I found a website for the recipe to this awesome treat, hopefully I'll have the chance to make them one day (:
Grilled pork steak served with fries - sinful but good
We went back to the same seafood restaurant twice (located at Perivolos beach) during our stay at Santorini. The food's really good (:
The fish soup is awesome, with real bits of fish and vegetables in it
Grilled calamari - a great alternative to the deep-fried version
Complementary dessert (:
And that's all for Greece! Next stop will be Rome (: but I guess I'll be baking some things first... (:
P.S. Geia Sas (γεια σας) means Hello! (: