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About L’appel Du Vide
There exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. To jump from their safe vantage point into the unknown. This phenomenon is so common in fact, that the french have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void.
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Tag Archives: Greece
Ruins of the Temple of Poseidon The next morning we took a bus from Athens to Cape Sunion to see the Temple of Poseidon, which is around 2,500 years old. The bus system was actually surprisingly uncomplicated. We had to take the metro to the bus terminal and then found the bus to Cape Sunion. The ride was about an hour and a half, and the bus would have been great had the seats reclined (still suffering that jet lag). The ruin is on the edge of a cliff over the sea. Its a breathtaking site especially compared with the … Read More
Ships in the harbor in Hydra So having spent the day in Athens we realized there wasn’t much to do in the city itself. So we decided to head out to the Greek Islands. Apparently getting to the Greek Islands is a lot harder than I thought it would be. The ferries are pretty expensive and some of the Islands are hours away. Through our hotel we were able to find a tour that would take us on a boat to three nearby islands. It included lunch so it seemed like a pretty good deal. View from boat … Read More
View of Athens from the Acropolis The first stop on our Thanksgiving vacation was Athens, Greece. We flew overnight, so we arrived early in the morning ready for a full day of sightseeing. Of course, as always, the fist challenge was to find the hotel and check – in. Luckily there was a bus that took us to the city center and from there it was easy to take the metro to a stop near our hotel. This trip actually turned out to be a pretty charmed experience. I’m used to experiencing a Murphy’s Law type of situation where pretty … Read More