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July 17, 2017 Standard IT'S NOT WORDPRESS.... SO THERE'S NO Comments SECTION

Everyone travels differently: Some people are in it for the tourist attractions, some for the "authentic experience" of first world slumming, some travel in groups and some go solo.  I took a trip to Greece this year with 7 close friends to celebrate turning 30 because, let's face it, we needed to distract ourselves from the fact that we're getting old. We landed in Athens and... ahh just take a look at the pictures, that's what you came for. I'll just post a few of my favorites for each location otherwise it would take forever to go through them.

Our Group

The 8 of us

From top left-clockwise we have: Bryzzle, KP!, DJ Jazzy J, Crime-Stats-Major, Ash Wednesday, Moi, H-Bomb and Scopizza

Athens

360 rooftop with Kelsey Pietrobon, Bryan Degagne, Jay Shah, Heather Mearini, Mark Scopazzi, Ashley Ross and Michael Shewchuk

Landed safely in Athens, time for rooftop drinks

The Parthenon in Athens

The Parthenon atop the Acropolis, Athens

Luc Houle, Jay Shah, Mark Scopazzi, Bryan Degagne and Michael Shewchuk

The directions were to pose like you're on an album cover. I think we did alright.

Heather Mearini, Kelsey Pietrobon and Ashley Ross

The girls did much better

Kitten in Panathenaic Stadium

This adorable gutter kitten we found in the Panathenaic Stadium

Mark Scopazzi

The restrained composure of a true champion

Athen Monastiraki Square

Everyday Athens living in Monastiraki Square

We climbed this mountain in the middle of the city at dusk. What a view

The Peloponnese

Delphi, Greece

Probably the most iconic view of Delphi

Delphi mountain

We saw this mountain village while on our way back from Delphi

Mark Scopazzi, Jay Shah, Heather Mearini and Luc Houle drinking wine

Stopped in Nemea to taste some wine. I wish I could remember exactly what was happening at this moment because we all seem completely immersed, except Mark who's pondering life's great questions

Nafplio, Greece

Sunset in the city of Nafplio, easily one of my favorite stops on the trip

MIchael Shewchuk

Mike proved to us that it's possible to fall asleep while checking your phone

Mystras, Greece

Half-way up the mountain in Mystras

Byzantine Ruins in Mystras

The Byzantine ruins of Mystras

rooftop view in Kalamata Greece

Breakfast from the rooftop of our hotel in Kalamata

kayaking in Kalamata

We went kayaking around Kalamata - the experience was amazing

group picture while kayaking in Kalamata Greece

It's not easy getting a big group organised for a picture

group photo in Kalamata while kayaking

Nailed it.

The Islands

mykonos greece

We explored Mykonos first, just wow.

View from Myconian Korali Relais

The view from our balcony was mind-blowing

Clubbing in Mykonos

The first night in Mykonos, we went out clubbing since that's what the island is known for. This is the only picture I have of that night. I think it represents it pretty well.

Santorini balcony with Luc Houle

Then Santorini! The view from our balcony in Oia. See me sitting on that ledge all casual? Yea that's me pretending I'm not terrified of how high we are.

Santorini wine at sunset

They charge more at restaurants that face the sunset, so we just brought our own wine to the streets.

hiking in Santorini with Jay Shah and Brian Degagne

A few of us decided to bus from Oia to Imerovigli so we could hike into Fira from there. The walk is gorgeous and along the cliff's edge most of the time so if you're scared of heights... ahh do it anyway.

Luc Houle's solo Italy trip

That about wraps it up, I spent one more day in Santorini waiting in an airport because our airplane was delayed for 9 hours but I did meet some cool people. We bonded over our common disgust with Volotea. Then it was off to explore Venice, Florence and Rome on my own. I'll make another post about that eventually.

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