Athens and Mykonos
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Athens. I can't speak a word of Greek, but Taki was born here. So I had my own personal tour guide. Fantastic.

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Great shopping with little or no English but I managed.

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Backgammon anyone? The blokes love it in Athens.

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We went for a walk through the local market. A LOT of goat for sale. But it was nice and clean.

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I don't like heights but Taki wanted me to take this 'cable train' up a hillside. I said okay.

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The trolley car in question. Yes, very steep but good fun.

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And what a view! Looking down on all of Athens. There was a tiny church up on top but it was closed.

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We went on a boating trip that went to several islands. All beautiful with so much to see and do.

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Just to see that beautiful clear blue water...

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A little bit of traditional Greek madness. We managed a floorshow at a restaurant.

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Lots of dancing onstage and LOTS of plate smashing.

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Not very happy about their skirts, eh boys?

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This is where Taki was brought up as a little boy. The corner apartment on the first floor. All the streets were lined with citrus trees loaded with delicious oranges.

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Taki had seen the apartments before so it wasn't a huge surprise.

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This is where he went to Primary School.

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The Zillers Hotel Restaurant has about the best view in Athens. Looking straight across to the Acropolis.

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As the sun sets and the lights come on, it becomes even more magical.

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A church below rang its bells on the half hour. Lovely.

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I look pretty satisfied, don't I? And I was, with everthing.