Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Wonder Continues

To add to our list of amazing site-seeing, we went to Olympia. It was so exciting being there when many, many years ago, the very first Olympics were held. Women were not allowed, winners were made very famous by being veiwed as semi-gods, and cheaters were spit upon. We seen the ruins of the temple that once held one of the world's seven wonders of the ancient world, the gold, ruby, and diamond encrusted statue of Zeus. We stood near the alter at which the torch that begins the Olympics every time still today. I have been enjoying this so much. It's been so fascinating seeing all of the rich history of the ruins and trying to imagine how the people of that time were able to create such wonders. After Olympia we traveled to our lovely hotel. It seemed as though it was the epitome of Europe and just what you would imagine. European features that includes a balcony overlooking the beautiful scenery of the Greek mountains and the villas in the lush landscape. I look forward to every moment that remains on this adventure.

Bethany Roberson

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Adventure Details

Duration 15 days
Destinations Athens
Focus Biology
Earth Science