"Men of Athens!...The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else...God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being."
Afterwards, I headed to the Greek temple of Zeus, only to find it closed. But I ended up meeting three wonderful gals there who I became fast friends with. Betsy is a chemical engineer with a personality of a sorority party girl. :) Jill is a theater major with a very kind and sweet demeanor and her best friend from childhood, Shannon is a spitfire. She later told me that only 2 years ago, she had a tumor IN her spine and was paralyzed for a time after having it removed. Now she lives life to the fullest. They are traveling the world. We had a great afternoon eating amazing food and enjoying the culture. Shout out also to the cafe owner who treated us to Ouzo, the worst taking drink I've ever had. I couldn't finish mine, esp since I have an alcohol intolerance. But the girls graciously drank all of theirs. :)
The next day, took a ferry to the closest Greek island, called Aegina. It was so glorious riding my little rented biked along the island by the water and seeing the most beautiful architecture. It was the most relaxing day so far in Europe. Just me and my bike and the beautiful sunny warm weather.