Where I’d like to visit!

For this week’s Student Blogging Challenge, I chose Activity 7 – Where I would love to visit and why. I couldn’t decide between London and Athens, so I’m going to write about both!

London

London is really cool (I’ve been there before)! London is an awesome place to visit, because…

  1. LONDON IS JUST FREAKING AMAZING
  2. You can buy more stuff in London than you can in New Zealand
  3. I can see some of my family that lives in London
  4. You can see iconic stuff like the double-decker bus, and the red telephone boxes, and random stuff like that
  5. There is SO MUCH COOL STUFF TO SEE!!! There’s things like the London Eye, Big Ben, Madame Tussauds (wax figure museum), Warner Bros Harry Potter studio (it’s sooooo cool!), Platform 9 3/4 (at King’s Cross Station. I didn’t get to go there when I went to London, but apparently there’s a sign there saying ‘Platform 9/34), Hamleys (oldest toy store in the world), Buckingham Palace, and WAY MORE! 😀

Images from here:

London Eye

Big Ben

Madame Tussauds (I put the One Direction picture there because I think it shows really well how good Madame Tussauds is, not because I like One Direction. One Direction is okay…)

HP studio (Diagon Alley!!!)

Hamleys

Buckingham Palace

Red telephone box

Double-decker bus

Athens

Athens is a place I always wanted to go to. Here is why I think Athens would be an amazing place to visit:

  1. ATHENS IS AWESOME
  2. The Parthenon is the thing I’d want to visit the most, if I could pick any place in the world to visit
  3. Greek food would be interesting to try (even though I quite fussy with what I eat…)
  4. You could probably buy more stuff in Athens than you can in New Zealand
  5. The ancient buildings in Athens are SO COOL – there’s the Parthenon (which I already mentioned), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Poseidon, the Temple of Every Other God Or Goddess In Greek Mythology, and A GAZILLION MORE (yeah… there’s a lot of ancient ruins, buildings, temples, and stuff in Greece)

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Images from here:

Parthenon

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple of Poseidon

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT AND WHY? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS!

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Field trip planning, Athens, Greece post 3

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Hotel Novotel Athenes (the hotel the class will stay in). Image from here

I just finished my itinerary!

Some days are very basic with the times and precise actions. but some other days have got exact times and who’s going where. I haven’t sorted out transport yet (apart from an Athens tour, in which we get picked up in a minivan), because I don’t know about the bus and tram routes and on a useful website I found pretty much everyone said ‘Do not EVER use a car in Athens, the traffic is crazy!’. So, at the moment, the class has pretty much no way of transport, apart from the nearby park/shops/restaurants, because we can just walk.

Haven’t found the price of kids that aren’t staying with parents for the hotel either, I think all kids have to stay with their parents in the hotel. So, I’m stuck with that. Wait, I have an idea. I’ll just pretend that all the kids are adults. Not a great solution, but I don’t think kids can stay by themselves, because the website always said ‘kids staying with their parents or grandparents are free’, it doesn’t say anything about kids not staying with their parents

So the field trip planning isn’t going all that well, but I finished the itinerary, which is due tomorrow, so at least I finished in time! 🙂

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Field trip planning, Athens, Greece post 2

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Above is the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first modern Olympics was in 1896). Image from here

So for the field trip planning, we are planning our timetable. At the moment I am planning my timetable while finding nearby shops or restaurants.

I haven’t organised anything about the flights, like leaving Wellington and getting from the Athens airport to the hotel that I’m planning for the class to stay in, the Novotel Hotel, but I have organised a tour around Athens. It is 3 and a half hours, which seems a long time, but the tour is really good, because it goes all around Athens, and you get to visit famous places like the Acropolis/Parthenon (man, I get so confused, as the Parthenon stands on the Acropolis!), the Temple of Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium, and loads of other stuff. And the minivan that we go in has air-conditioning (obviously, that’s really important 🙂 )!

Overall, the timetable thing is going okayish. Day 1 and Day 2 I haven’t organised that well, as I’ve only put a few things on for those days and vague times, but I’ve organised Day 3 perfectly with exact times and prices and things.

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Field trip planning, Athens, Greece post 1

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Above is the Parthenon/Acropolis (well, the Pathernon stands on the Acropolis, so I think either is correct). Image from here

For work we have to plan a trip to somewhere in the world for the class, and I am planning to go to Athens, Greece. I normally wouldn’t post schoolwork/homework, but I’m trying to pressure myself into doing it, because if I do this post then don’t do anything on my trip to Athens then I will look bad…

So far I have planned where the class will stay, where we can visit, and where we can get food. I haven’t found the prices for these things yet, so that will be my goal, to find out the prices for everything.

I chose Athens because a) Greek mythology is cool b) The architecture is cool (by the way, I want to be an architect, so yeah) c) Athena is cool (Athena is the Greek wisdom goddess, the city Athens is named after her) d) Pretty much everything is cool

For the change thing (the place we visit has to do something with change) my question is ‘Why does Athens have lots of history and Wellington doesn’t?’ I’m comparing Athens and Wellington, I could go to another place but I don’t think I’ll have enough money to cover for 2 countries, so I’m comparing Wellington with Athens

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