Archive for November, 2019

The Underdog

November 30, 2019

After visting The Acropolis and Areopagus I walked to The Underdog, had a cappuccino.

I now notice Nespresso capsules with Brazilian coffee, 20 euros for 18 capsules.

Areopagus

November 30, 2019

Areopagus, a rocky outcrop on the western side of The Acropolis.

Sun was setting as I left The Acropolis. As it is nearby I climbed the rock.

There are steps carved into the rock, dodgy to ascend, now barred off and an ugly stairs adjacent.

A popular site for watching the sun set.

egg delivery

November 30, 2019

Not sure how this guy delivered his eggs without a bad accident.

Scooter piled high with egg boxes, he then added another pile.

A strange shop, only appeared to deal in eggs.

falafel bar

November 30, 2019

En route between National Museum of Contemporary Art and The Acropolis passed by a falafel bar.

I stopped at the falafel bar and had falafel and salad.

Making this quality of falafel in North Laine in Brighton would do very well.

Bar serving craft beer

November 30, 2019

An interesting bar serving craft beer, but no time for a beer.

Coco-Mat Hotel

November 30, 2019

I was on my way to find National Museum of Contemporary Art en route near the Acroplois Museum I passed an interesting modern hotel.

I actually thought it a furniture shop that makes wooden beds, which also makes wooden bicycles, but no it was a very modern hotel Coco-Mat with wooden bicycles parked outside.

A quick look inside, massive glass entry doors, disconcerting walk over a floating glass floor with models of turtles beneath. Inside glass exposed archeological ruins below.

A trip to The Acropolis

November 30, 2019

Today a visit to The Acroplis, but first find an art museum.

The museum I was looking for National Museum of Contemporary Art, Whether or not the correct museum, as many with art, I do not know, but correct or not, it was closed.

En route I passed an interesting modern hotel, Coco-Mat. I actually thought it a furniture shop that makes wooden beds, which also makes wooden bicycles, but no it was a very modern hotel with wooden bicycles parked outside.

I also passed an interesting bar with a wide range of craft beer.

In the same street, more or less opposite, a derelict mansion.

A slightly different route back, stopped at a falafel bar and had falafel and salad.

Now maybe too late for The Acropolis as late afternoon, but decided to visit anyway.

But why were they charging 30 euros for a season ticket? Novevber it should be half price and I had been told last week at Ancient Agora half price for November, as it has been in the past. No they were adamant, 30 euros but half price for The Acroplis, 10 euros not 20 eros. I grudgingly paid 10 euros.

Areopagus, a rocky outcrop on the western side of The Acropolis.

Sun was setting as I left The Acropolis. As it is nearby I climbed the rock.

There are steps carved into the rock, dodgy to ascend, now barred off and an ugly stairs adjacent.

Walked to The Underdog, had a cappuccino.

Once the sun goes down it is cold.

I decided too cold to walk back caught the Metro at Thisio. Very rough characters on the train, not been on this line before, Green Line. Maybe a line to avoid.

Dinner in Plaka.

Athens First Saturday in November

November 30, 2019

Since the clocks went back the previous weekend a noticeable change in the weather.

Very much like late autumn in England, cold in the morning, warm and sunny in the afternoon, clear blue skies, temperature drops as soon as the sun goes down, cold at night, very cold late at night.

Today a visit to The Acropolis, but first find an art museum.

The museum I was looking for National Museum of Contemporary Art, Whether or not the correct museum, as many with art, I do not know, but correct or not, it was closed.

En route I passed an interesting modern hotel. I actually thought it a furniture shop that makes wooden beds, which also makes wooden bicycles, but no it was a very modern hotel Coco-Mat with wooden bicycles parked outside.

I also passed an interesting bar with a wide range of craft beer.

In the same street, more or less opposite, a derelict mansion.

A slightly different route back, stopped at a falafel bar and had falafel and salad.

Making this quality of falafel in North Laine in Brighton would do very well.

An amazing sight, a scooter piled high with eggs then more added.

Now maybe too late for The Acropolis as late afternoon, but decided to visit anyway.

But why were they charging 30 euros for a season ticket? November it should be half price and I had been told last week at Ancient Agora half price for November, as it has been in the past. No they were adamant, 30 euros but half price for The Acropolis, 10 euros not 20 euros. I grudgingly paid 10 euros.

Areopagus, a rocky outcrop on the western side of The Acropolis.

Sun was setting as I left The Acropolis. As it was nearby I climbed the rock.

There are steps carved into the rock, dodgy to ascend, now barred off and an ugly stairs adjacent.

A popular site for watching the sun set.

Walked to The Underdog, had a cappuccino.

I now notice Nespresso capsules with Brazilian coffee, 20 euros for 18 capsules.

Once the sun goes down it is cold.

I decided too cold to walk back caught the Metro at Thisio. Very rough character on the train, not been on this line before. Maybe a line to avoid.

Dinner in Plaka.

Turkish sisters who were there the night before, one sister again joined the musicians to sing. She was good.

Party in Plaka

November 29, 2019

Dinner in Plaka.

Last day of October, it had been a wet day, I half expected to find restaurant closed, instead I find a party.

Late night party until gone midnight, everywhere dark. Excellent musician playing.

Kudu Coffee Roasters

November 29, 2019

Last day of October, up late, no sun, misty.

A day of hunderstorms and heavy rain.

A day for the Metro.

After a trip out to Peristeri to visit Mind the Cup, it was back to Syntagma then back out to Ethniki Amyna on the Blue Line to find Kudu Coffee Roasters.

Neo Psychiko not a pleasant area, at least not walking along busy polluted roads, but Kudu excellent coffee shop, excellent coffee.

But tea pigs tea, no way.

I tried the cold brew from a cold drip tower. Eight to ten hours to brew. It was excellent.

During the summer, selling 8 litres a day of cold brew, during the winter one litre.

Information on their boxes of coffee bad advice, consume within two years.

Six month old coffee is old coffee.

Only show roast date and advise best used within one month of roast date to enjoy the coffee at its best.

I loved what was on the counter, offer a coin, face and hand appears out of a box and takes the coin.

Alight at Ethniki Amyna on the Blue Line and take the exit for Ministry of Defence. Ten to fifteen minutes walk, not a pleasant route.