I just wanted to take a minute to write about the wonderful time I had in Greece this month. I arrived in Athens during the subway strike but no matter because of the great hospitality of the Greek people. I took the X 95 bus to Syntagma and when I asked for directions one gentleman was kind enough to telephone the hotel and get directions for me on the spot. The staff at the Phillipos Hotel on Mitseon Street was very helpful and hooked me up with all the tours and directions I needed. I highly recommend using Chat Tours to go and see Delphi. You will learn much more about Greek history than you would expect. The people were so welcoming that I was invited out for drinks on two separate occasions. Quite an offer for a stranger from the other side of the world. If you look you can find a lot of places in the Plaka that will offer you a meal for under 10 Euros and Alpha was my favorite for the variety and taste of their food. The raki is excellent too. I also cannot say enough about the beauty of the Greek countryside both heading up to Delphi in the mountains where there are bushes with brilliant orange berries lining the sides of the roads and the lovely seacoast on the ride to see the Lion's Gate. There were beautiful olive and orange trees everywhere. It was particularly spectacular when a storm was coming in and the olive trees looked like huge green feather dusters being shaken in the wind. I can't wait to go back to see the Greek islands and I'll never forget my friends in Greece.