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October 19th, 2005
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Fifteen-minute stopover in Olympos
Fifteen-minute stopover in Olympos -- saw the ruins of the ancient Olympics site, came back to town for lunch. Stumbled on Net cafe. Have about five minutes to get to the bus so can't say more yet. Finally got some watch batteries and photos on CD -- have about 150 from today/yesterday.

Seeing a far different Greece from in Athens.

Hope you're all well. Try to catch up maybe tonight or more likely back in Athens on about Thursday.

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From:raki
Date:October 19th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Hooray for Greece-ing!

OMFG OLYMPOS!!!!
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From:baxil
Date:October 20th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Yaaaaaaaay Olympos! Apparently they light the Olympic torches there with a big focusing mirror from the old altar to ummmmmmm Hera I think and I'll have to look it up later.

Poor them. If they'd held the Olympics about 15 months later they'd have had a perfectly serviceable dragon to light it for them. Raaar!
From:raki
Date:October 21st, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
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Heee!

I saw a doco on the lighting of Olympic torches back when Sydney was hosting the Games. 'Twas cool. Apparently there's still a priesthood (well, priestess-hood) to Zeus that performs the appropriate rites. They came out to Sydney and performed in the closing ceremony!
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From:blackfyr
Date:October 19th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Finally got some watch batteries and photos on CD...

I'd be interested in knowing how you got watch batteries on a CD. Was this just a novel way of stacking things, or did you find some way to digitize solid objects? If the latter, did it maintain its charge?

Have a good trip.
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From:baxil
Date:October 20th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I didn't put watch batteries on CD, I bought a CD containing watch batteries. I really have no idea of the technology involved.

I am assured that they work perfectly well and maintain their charge just fine. Truly Greece is a land of technological marvels. However, I'm not really certain how to fit the thing into my watch. I'm afraid I've only got the analog model and might have to spring for a watch upgrade.
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