Today was Sofia’s birthday, around 8.30 Agnes and I surprised her with some really pretty balloons and sang the birthday song. A good thing with having visitors is that you can enjoy some really nice breakfast, or well, you get an excuse to. We walked to Papercup where I got toast with fried eggs, bacon and mashed green peas with mint and feta. Delicious!
Jonatan had french toast.
We took the subway into city centre and walked through Strathclyde’s campus on our way to the Necropolis, also a destination we take all our visitors.
At the highest point at the Necropolis.
A pretty one.
We enjoyed the view for a while before we went down the hill to Drygate, had a beer and walked back towards Buchanan Street.
We had a late lunch at Stereo where we met Marco, Iacopo and his friends. We hurried off to the subway that stops going at six on Sundays. Well back home we drank tea, played some Ticket to Ride and ate shortbreads.
This weekend Agnes and I got to relax as Sofia and Jonatan came to visit, and also Pontus and Daniel came over for a day. They all arrived on Friday evening and we ate lasagna at our place before going to the pub the Arlington and on to a Swedish club that has events a few times a year. A lot of Swedish music, a lot of dancing and a lot of singing to every song they played. Can’t be much better, and as Sofia said when I asked for a title for this weekend: Best weekend ever!
This is the day after, all very tired but hungry so we went out to the Artisan Roast around the corner and made sure to order food enough to get into better shape. Here’s Daniel and Sofia.
The weather was fantastic so we went to Kelvingrove Park to make the most of it. We sat here at the fountain and looked at crazy dogs and children playing about. Pontus, Daniel, Agnes, Sofia and Jonatan = the gang.
We walked to the Kelvingrove Museum to show them the Haggis-animal.
But we didn’t want to be inside too long and went out into the sun again.
We take all our visitors here, can’t miss this fantastic piece of Glasgow architecture.
Partick Bridge on our way to Byres Road.
Cool kids hangin’ about.
Our goal was to get some icecream, at last perfect weather for it.
And of course show them Ashton Lane.
Wanted to join in here at Brel’s backyard.
We found a stone vagina.
And my favourite flowers! Didn’t think I would see any this spring. Just look at them in this post.
The last whole day in Athens was spent looking at the ancient sites we missed. The good thing was that you bought a ticket at one site and then you had access to all of them during four days. I got mine for free somehow when I showed my student card, apparently I was supposed to pay half price (6 euro). Lucky.
This is the Roman Agora. This day was the sunniest of all and having a jacket on was not an option.
Next place was Kerameikos Cemetery. A place that felt more like a park than most of the ancient sites.
I was asked why I didn’t take pictures at all of the street art that exist in the city, so I took some on my last day.
Saw a cute house on a roof.
More street art (this one is for you Agnes).
After having walked around we ate souvlaki at a corner shop and walked to a place just above the cemetery we visited earlier. We sat down and enjoyed the sun. Me being super careful to not chock my skin too much after a winter without sun. I got burned anyway.
Somehow I had managed to get four mosquito bites on one ankle, itching like crazy.
Another one didn’t have any problem with the sun at all..
The last photo of the Acropolis seen between the buildings. And the last photo of this trip.
Another fun thing is that I completely missed that this day was actually the day I was supposed to fly back to Glasgow. I was so sure that it was the next day, good thing Agnes reminded me, otherwise I would be at the airport trying to get on the plane with a ticket that wouldn’t work. This trip got more expensive than I had thought, but I got to see the sun.
This was the day we went to the sea in Cris Volkswagen bus.
This is the portcity Pireas. We ate lunch at a seafood place where the guys munched seafood and I kept myself to the Greek salad.
After cruising around the coast for awhile we stopped at a coffee place. Here’s Cris.
We drank ice coffee even though it was quite cold outside.
We sat there for awhile and looked at children learning how to sail while their parents sat inside drinking coffee.