It was my tenth visit to San Francisco – for me it is like home no. 4 (after Dortmund, Amsterdam and Barcelona). The outline of the city on the hills, the skyline (now added with the Salesforce Tower) and of course the Golden Gate Bridge are all remarkable features. Having visited several other major cities in the USA, like New York, Los Angeles or Washington I also value the laid back and liberal atmosphere that
On Sunday all the historic sites were open to the public free of charge. So we joined the masses climbing up the Akropolis. People had settled already about 5000 years ago on this hill, however, its current remains have been built in the 5th century BC by Perikles. the most famous site is the Parthenon, a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Whilst the Greek and Romans maintained the building well, under Byzantine rule
From November 2-6 Michael and I were in Athens. Our friend from Amsterdam, Nikos, is currently back in his home town for a 9 months project and we took the opportunity to visit him and finally make it for the very first time in our lives to Athens and to Greece! Our flight from Barcelona via Rome was pleasant. From the airport we took the train to the city center and arrived to Monastiraki square
Yesterday Michael and I celebrated that we have been spending more than half of my life together: 20 years and 11 months. We celebrated the special moment with a big glass of Ouzo in a Greek taverna in Athens! Blog over Athens will follow soon!