Monday, September 8, 2008

Home is where Sven is

For the hard-working people we are, we've praised laziness and vacations and easy money quite a lot through this bblogg. That’s because we can appreciate them fully!

What’s the alternative? Do nothing else but praise work? I love work! I can sit and watch people work for hours!

We are back from our lovely vacation, dear readers. As some of you know, we’ve been back for a week already. But Frog Ted needed some time to sort out the photos. We still need some time to bond with Sven properly, so we’ll now give the mike to our Frog Ted, who can’t wait to tell you all about his adventures down in Greece.


Hey friends! It’s me, Frog Ted!

I followed Roufa and Mimi to Athens and Ancient Olympia! I have some fun pictures to show you from our trip! I have to warn you though that I didn’t take any pictures in archaeological sites, because 1) I had to buy a ticket to enter, but 2) I could not because I am not human, so 3) I was hiding in Mimi’s bag.


Here I am, on my way to the airport! The sun is shining already!

We've just landed in Athens and Metaxa is already beckoning!

Here I am at the noisy KTEL station, from where coach buses leave to the farthest corners of Greece! And that includes a couple of islands! Don't ask me how they do that, perhaps they are amphibian buses?

In five hours Roufa will be lighting a cigarette in Ancient Olympia! No, silly, not with sunlight!

Peloponnesos, here I come!

The sea is so blue! You think it's bad for my fur?

Ghost Frog!

The best thing to fight the morning heat, and the high-noon heat, and the afternoon heat, is not Metaxa, but cold coffee, with plenty of ice: espresso freddo (left), or nescafe frappe (right), which is a half-century-old Greek invention. You can even have them without milk! That's great because cream and milk can weigh you down in the heat! You can find these things everywhere you go for 2-4 euros!

You can even find miniature ice-cream cones at the local pastry shop. Perfect for my size, Mimi told me. (What am I punished for, again, Mimi?)

I gave this new friend of mine Sven's email address.

Back in Athens, more fans of Sven!

These gals were organizing a Sven's bride competition!!

Tentacles the Wise (but Reclusive) Octopus is very highly regarded here. Take a closer look...


We spent many days in Athens. Here I pose in Plaka, the old neighborhood at the foot of Acropolis! We had delicious food at the square behind me!

And here I am in Glyfada, a seaside suburb a few km south! You can see the St Constantine church on the right and behind me you can see the FNAC! Where Mimi and Roufa browsed books and DVDs, as usual. I think they are composing a world map of book and CD stores. Mimi was very happy to find the CD-single of Nickelback's Rockstar here at a bargain price! She says it's the “best, most feel-good song ever”. They've posted the lyrics on Banana's Appendix. They're nuts. (They'll give me miniature ice-cream if they read this.)

Now all this has made me very very hungry! Some baklava with kaimaki ice-cream on the side sounds perfect!

Before I go, here's a nice video we shot in the center of Athens, as the city bus was approaching the National Garden! There's some antiquity for you!


Λωτοφάγος said...

I'm glad that Ted enjoyed his vacation in Greece! I'm also very glad that you visited Athens and spent some joyful days here, because most people usually hate my town. They prefer the Aegean islands!

Roufa Tav Gosou & Mimi Lass said...

The Aegean islands! Some other time! (When we finally get that Santorini mansion...)

Bimmy the Bookish said...

Dear Bananas, you're back! hurrah!
Welcome home!
Is Sven sulking? Surely such a bevy of beauties would be enough to cheer even the most pricklish of prickle bearers.
And who was that interesting character with Frog Ted - he looks like he might be a lot of fun :)

It was very brave of you to take that rascal Frog Ted to Athens! It's very important for the young ones to learn about important places, and what the best beverage is to cool the fur.

Were you able to get him out of the sea??

We hope he didnt munch ALL the baklava - what is kaimaki icream like? We have never heard of that, and it sounds very scrummy!

It sounds like you had a fab time, it must be hard to be back at work....

Again, great to have you back and thank you for being so kind to Frog Ted and giving him such an adventure!

Frog the Dog said...

OOO, what is kaimaki ice cream like?? It sounds VERY interesting.
Could you post us some?? (With some baklava of course!)
Hehe. xx

Obi-Sven-Kenobi said...

Hey Frog Ted, didn't you know that grown ups make all kinds of yummy things in tiny sizes, and then call it "fun size" ?!!
What's fun about something that only takes three slurps??

Roufa Tav Gosou & Mimi Lass said...

Hallo friends!!

Kaimaki ice-cream looks like vanilla ice-cream, but it's flavored with mastic, very aromatic!

We stayed at a safe distance from the sea - what if Frog Ted turned all blue and salty?

We'll have to inquire about Frog Ted's new prickly friends!

Baklava, anyone? In superfun size (and by that we don't mean supersmall)?

Frog the Dog said...

Hmm, we really want to try this special ice cream with baklavas - giant supersize, for preference (thats wot WE call fun!)
Should we all book our plane for Athens, or can you pop to the post office??

in case you are not sure, we think it would be best to have MANY baklanvas to try out with different flavours of ice cream , so we can test out which tastes the best.

What do you think?

catpaw said...

I'm so envious of you and Frog! To visit such a beautiful place. Oh and the history!

Glad you had a good time.

pmp certification said...

i completely agree with you

Roufa Tav Gosou & Mimi Lass said...

Catpaw, we wish many great trips to you!

pmp, your home is also at Sven's? Spooky!

Frog, we always agree with you!