Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ferry time!

We met another group of students who were also traveling on the same ferry as we were. They are on a twenty-four day trip across Italy and Greece. As we left, we wished them well and headed for our next adventure to see the cone-shaped house known as Trulli. There are approximately 2000 in the region. Since people can no longer build Trulli nor destroy them, that number should remain constant. Lunch was in one of the trulli that had been turned into a restaurant. We had an amazing pizza - one for each of us. I am sure it wasn't high in calories since all the Italians I have met are in great shape. Lol The food has been awesome! Earlier in Athens we tried to convince our travel manager that watermelon has to be eaten with salt. She wasn't buying it! She tried it, but it must be an acquired taste. After our lunch we headed across the Italian countryside to our next adventure - white water rafting on the Laos River. The houses that hug the mountains in a haphazard manner are beautiful. What a view! After we reached our hotel we headed to explore the area and was lucky enough to find a gathering of soccer players from around the region. Each team had a girl representing them in a beauty pageant. The soccer teams were all hollering and clapping. We joined right in even though we had no idea what was really going on. It was a fun, exciting night. Tomorrow we head to the river!
Karen Wells

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Adventure Details

Duration 15 days
Destinations Athens
Focus Biology
Earth Science