Week 11

Week 11

Friday, June 5th

Sites Visited: Syros Archaeological Museum, Chaliandri (attempted), Kastri (attempted)

Where did we stay tonight?: Syros

Leaders: Dallis Fox and Joe Indvik


 

FSP To-Do List (as of 6/5/2009 at 9:30 a.m.)

Incomplete

  • One last museum (in all its three-room glory)
  • One last navigationally challenged near-death island car adventure
  • One last hike through the thorny, rock-laden foothills of Greece
  • One last (and first, and hopefully only) escaped herd of goats to be corralled (see Joe’s ending statement for more info)
  • One last sandy beach along the Aegean
  • One last Greek dinner (tomorrow’s will be Brazilian)
  • One last perpetration of a fashion faux pas on the unsuspecting streets of a small Greek town (see picture)
  • One last American ruckus raised on the otherwise-peaceful restaurant district of said town

Complete

  • Three hikes up precipitous, thorny, rocky cliffs in search of peak sanctuaries
  • Two all-night ferry rides, confined to close quarters with wild Greek teenagers
  • Two bad experimentations with facial hair
  • Visit over 100 sites
  • Explore the underground, cavernous store rooms of the British Museum
  • Visit the world-famous Acropolis!
  • Climb to the top of the Proyplaia
  • Enter the Parthenon itself, much the chagrin of nearby tourists
  • Scale the ancient towers of Orchomenos
  • Avoid death on the winding, cliff-hugging roads of the rural Peloponnese while travelling twice the advisable speed in a charter bus
  • Perform a chilling rendition of the alma mater at the theater of Epidauros
  • Sneak into the ridiculously well-preserved temple at Bassae
  • Visit Hades
  • Participate in the Dartmouth Olympiad…at Olympia
  • Study in Aristotle’s School
A cat waiting for us in the Syros Archaeological Museum

A cat waiting for us in the Syros Archaeological Museum

Benghis Kahn and his trusted war-donkey

Benghis Kahn and his trusted war-donkey

Chris takes one for the team.

Chris takes one for the team.

Ally and Dallis enjoying their Greek meal

Ally and Dallis enjoying their Greek meal

Beach!

Beach!

Ben and Joe looking back down the valley

Ben and Joe looking back down the valley

One last Greek dinner

One last Greek dinner

Port at Syros

Port at Syros

The aforementioned escaped herd of goats

The aforementioned escaped herd of goats

The team's successful herding adventure

The team's successful herding adventure

The fashion faux pas

The fashion faux pas

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