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Echoes from Greece: Westminster Honors Students Reflect on Their Time Abroad

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Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017

Echoes from Greece: Troy Holden '20, biochemistry major

Wednesday, May 17th was the first day we got to meet our archaeologist, Michael Wedde. He provided us with captivating facts as we explored the Parthenon, the Erechtheon, and the temple of Athena on the Acropolis. We were fortunate to receive access inside the Parthenon – a very exclusive privilege and one that even Mr. Wedde had not been previously granted. We stopped at the theater of Dionysus after the Acropolis. It rained for most of the day, prompting Dr. Goldberg to conclude that we must have been in Seattle, as “It never rains in Greece.”

On our way to lunch, we were walking on a road that is blocked off to traffic, which results in many street performances. Many performers have a cup of change in front of them. I was not paying attention as I was walking (shocker) and utterly flattened a young musician’s cup of change. Words of wisdom: pay attention to where you are at all times so you do not receive fuming glares from street performers. After lunch, we toured the recently constructed Acropolis museum. For dinner, we went to Arcadia, where I got my favorite meal of the trip – lamb souvlaki. Most of us had an early evening, as we were tired from the day’s activities.