We are here in Athens, Greece. Strikes and demonstrations seem to follow us though. The day after we arrived here was a big strike. People were upset about the government overspending and using money to bail out other companies. The people feel as though they are not getting what they are entitled to now. So they striked and had a big rally in front of the parliment building (which was near where we were staying!) Everything was closed that day and walking around Athens was like walking around a ghost town. There was nobody out and about. I loved it though. Everything is so different from what we have at home and it was fun to see it all with no people around. The next day we were not so lucky-it was SUPER CROWDED! Anyway, Athens is called the city of wisdom after the goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom. IT is known as the oldest city in Europe as well as the safest!