Every year at my school we have the eleventh graders take a class trip together. Last year one friend and I planned a trip to Greece. We waited with excitement the whole year for the ultimate experience. We were able to book a cheap airline ticket with Easy Jet, and we stayed in a nice hostel right next to the Acropolis. Altogether there were 27 students and 2 teachers. Our group was certainly a lively and luminous one.
The trip started at the airport in Berlin. . We met by the check-in desks to turn in our luggage. It was funny to see everyone there on a normal Sunday afternoon. A large group of 29 people blabbering in English walked through the halls to the terminal. On the plane each person was able to choose their own seat; I and my two friends sat down by one of the emergency exits. It was our first time to sit in the seats of those responsible for the safety of the others. Fortunately, the plane did not crash, so we arrived safely to Athens without having to utilize the emergency door.
The night had fallen upon us, but we were not prepared to fall asleep. Everyone was allowed to scour the streets of
The next morning we woke up and discovered our breakfast outside of the door. We expected a proper buffet, but all we found were a few white baguettes and some butter, jam, and nutella to put on top. Thankfully, I had saved a banana from the day before, so at least the baguette wasn’t so plain with nutella and banana. Soon afterwards we met outside and walked a few blocks to the Acropolis. It had a different feel to it in the daylight. The sun shone on us with intensity. Most of us continued to apply sun lotion every so often because the sun was so strong. I was silly enough to believe that a tiny bottle of sun lotion would suffice! I ended up using my friends’ sun lotion for the rest of trip. A few of my friends were intent on getting truly tan, although they were already naturally dark, thus they applied baby oil onto their skin instead!
During our trip, we visited the Acropolis, Roman Agora, Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Arch, and the Olympic Stadium in
Not only did we enjoy the various sights of
The trip was a success, and we all made memories that we will never forget!
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