Day 1: Athens

Despite being extremely jet-lagged, we hit the road running for our first day in Athens:

Breakfast, Stanley Hotel, Athens

I am always too ambitious at hotel buffet breakfasts. But this morning I had my first taste of Greek tomatoes with olive oil and Greek oregano and I FELL IN LOVE. I proceeded to eat tomatoes with breakfast everyday after this. Also fell in love with Greek yogurt with honey again.

Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

En Route to the Acropolis

Ancient Agora, Athens

Ancient Agora, Athens

Lots of sightseeing: Temple of The Olympian Zeus, En Route to the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora.


Lots of stray cats in Athens.

Dinner menu, Dia Tauta, Athens.

Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip), Dia Tauta, Athens

Sister's Chicken Souvlaki Plate, Dia Tauta, Athens

Mom's Pork Gyros Plate, Dia Tauta, Athens

Black Eyed Peas and Greens, Dia Tauta, Athens

Ended up eating dinner at a taverna near the Ancient Agora, a pretty little place called Dia Tauta with tons of outdoor seating. Had a leisurely dinner (we were still used to Chinese style dinner dining, where the restaurant tries to maximize customer throughput by pushing out dishes as quickly as possible and shooing you away when you’re done) and people watched as we ate, like the locals.

Dia Tauta dinner menu, taramosalata (fish roe dip that I ordered), sister’s chicken souvlaki, mom’s pork gyros, and my black eyed peas and greens.

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  1. 2010/08/17

    Mmmm. Greek tomatoes sounds divine… and Greek yogurt with honey sounds even more awesome! Your photos are gorgeous. The sky is so blue!


  2. Pinjing

    @Wei-Wei: The tomatoes in Greece are so flavorful that tomatoes here just suck and taste flat in comparison. Now I’m a tomato snob, and I’m not sure it’s a good thing.

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