Well, I'm back and missing the blog world (aka you guys!!).  Newfoundland was incredible!  May I say it was just about the most beautiful place I've ever been to?  Definitely somewhere I want to return to, and I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a future summer vacation spot.  As long as you take me along, that is. ;)  
We did get back a day late because of an almost eight hour delay causing us to miss our connecting flight and not being able to get another until the next day, but I thought that just made it even more exciting! :D

I still have more Greece recaps (just one more after this one, hang in there!), so here we go!

I promised you a breakfast pictures, and here it is:
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Cheese slice, whole grain bread (which I ended up topping with some honey), and muesli.
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I always had some kind of Greek yogurt but not always the 'traditional' kind like this.
That was pretty much my breakfast every morning while in Greece.  It seemed to be the typical breakfast - nice and carb-y, just how I like it!

After breakfast, we headed to Mycenae.
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The famous Lion Gate!
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Me in the Lion Gate (can you tell it was windy?)...
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If I remember correctly, the picture below is that of a cemetery.  Wouldn't you love to be buried there? ;)
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Another cave my brother and I explored:
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This was the entrence to either a tomb or a temple - I can't remember which!
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That was actually all we did that day, except for drive to Olympia.  We visited the Olympia site the next day and the Olympia restaurants that evening. ;)

We ate at a Greek restaurant (obviously) and started with this swiss chard dish
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And this cheese dish.
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The swiss chard was INCREDIBLE!!!  Probably the best "greens" dish I've ever had!  We got it to split between the four of us, but I think I ate at least half. ;)

The cheese was a traditional Greek dish.  I don't remember what it's called, but it's essentially fried feta cheese.  We've had it before, but we all agreed this was definitely the best so far!

For my main dish, I ordered the giant bean stew.
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It wasn't really a stew, more of beans in tomato sauce with red onions and parsley.  But whatever it was, I loved it!  Simple yet tasty and really fun to eat. :)

A little later while my mom and I were walking around, we split a mini chocolate bar.
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I love chocolate anywhere, but I always think it's better in Europe.  

As mentioned above, the following day was spend at Olympia.
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The entrance to the ancient Olympic stadium...
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Down the hallway...
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And into the stadium!
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It was so cool to think that thousands of years ago, people would compete in games on that very field.
I then took advantage of the fact that I was actually standing in an ancient Olympic stadium and went for a run down the field!
Ready, set...
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GO!!
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My dad ran with me. :)
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Sorry for bombarding you guys with so many pictures, but it was just so neat!  It was one of my favorite sites in Greece.

Next, it was time for some lunch!  I got a Greek salad since a) I was craving one and b) I thought it might be my last time to get one (and it turned out to be, so I think I made the right call. ;)
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WHY don't they put that much feta cheese on Greek salads in the U.S.?!
We stayed the night in a cute little town that I don't remember the name of (there were so many!).
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I would show you some pictures of my dinner (savory veggie crepe... mmm), but I forgot to take pictures.  Whoops!

Question:
Does anyone else agree that chocolate is different (and in my opinion a little better) in Europe?

Have a fabulous rest of the week everyone!

<3
 


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07/28/2011 13:33

I used to read Greek Mythology (in graphic-novel version) all the time when I was younger. Ever since, Greece & Mediterranean in general has been the most fascinating place that I want to travel. I am soooo jealous of the incredible places you got to visit!!! Of course, I'm also drooling over your muesli breakfast. Muesli is one of the best breakfasts in the world, imo ;D

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Charolette
07/28/2011 13:59

Your mom makes great museli, you grew up with it! How does the Greek version compare to hers? I have enjoyed the pictures of your trip and know that there are more to come.

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07/28/2011 18:09

Welcome back!!! I'm loving the photos. And dang that is a lot of feta! You would think since America does everything bigger, they would add more feta in their salads!

Whitney

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07/28/2011 18:37

Did you like the muesli?

I remember when I was al ittle girl going to a chocolate factory while I lived in England -- IT WAS SO GOOD!! :D

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07/28/2011 20:51

More fabulous photos! I just about DIED when I saw the big block of feta on your salad... heeeeaven.

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07/29/2011 04:14

Yep chocolate is way better in Europe! Wow that is a giant block of feta! It's pretty much a feta salad. And those are some giant beans, haha. Europe does it right. ;)

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07/29/2011 17:46

omg. that breakfast. and that cheese dish <3<3<3

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07/30/2011 03:30

I can't help but try to imagine myself in those photos- what a gorgeous Vacation!! I would love to explore Europe and to visit Greece! You look so lovely btw. So happy you are having fun love!

xoxo <3

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07/30/2011 12:09

Chocolate is DEFINITELY better in Europe!

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07/30/2011 12:39

Isn't everything better in Europe? I mean, look at that feta! Our greek salads pale in comparison. I would love to go to olympia some day... it would be so cool to see the place where the games were held way back when!

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07/31/2011 19:55

haha I bet feta is soo much better in Greece too huh?! I kind of want to take a chunky bite out of that one :P And yes!! chocolate anywhere besides the US is a little better! Including my mothaland Argentina....

These are gorgeous pictures Alex! I love that hallway one with the rock and blurry background :) Have a beautiful start of your week and take care!

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How did their greek yogurt taste compared to ours?

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