wedding we had 4 years of friendship starting from the first year at the
university. During summer and winter holidays we rested in the campus near
some lake. For example, at winter you can ski and play snowballs there
because Chelyabinsk's winter is very snowy. At summer you can swim, play
ping-pong, walk in the beautiful forest and pick berries. Actually they
were great vacations because we forgot about city, about our job and university,
about our families. But of course that's not so much fun as to see other
countries and meet new people (I think everybody will agree on this) .
decided to spend our honeymoon in the some different place and we bought
a pretty trip package to Greece for a week (it means we lost a color TV
and many other material things what people usually buy after the wedding
instead we've got a great experience of another culture). So, here is the
It was good for us
we left our home in two days after wedding and went to Moscow to fly to
Greece in August,1996.
is a capital of Russia, it's pretty big city. All people hurry and don't
answer on your questions. Anyway we visited Red Square, it's main square
where before many parades and marches were passed. It has famous Lenin's
mausoleum on it, but during our day it was closed and we didn't see Lenin.
Actually now our government wants to move his body to the usual cemetery.
Also we passed Arbat street which is famous street also because you can
see painters, vendors of anything (from Lenin's statue to wood russian
spoons), cafes and etc. If you are going to Moscow you must visit this
- At the end of the day
we went to Sheremetievo 2 airport to catch our plane to Greece. All was
fine except a fact that this airport is too small and doesn't have
enough sitting place for people. Of course, another problem is a custom.
Russian custom is one of the serious one, they check every luggage, money.
We were flying about 4 hours to Saloniki's airport. Greece custom was very
kind they didn't see our bags at all and we passed it quickly. After that
we were picked up and moved to a little tourist town near Saloniki.
- It was really tourist
town because it has only beach, hotels, cafes and restaurants, shops of
all kinds and that's all. It's just great because every business is for
you only. So the beach was clean, soft, pretty, it even has a shower! Greece
food is very delicious, we eat different fruits, special greece food and
especially bakery... Greece bakery is the best bakery which we saw it doesn't
compare with russian and american, of course. Maybe only french one can
try to compete? Also what do they have in the shops? Everything: from cremes,
swimming suites till evening dresses, fur coats and jewelry. I didn't see
so much cheap gold jewelry in another places. Actually if we could go there
now with our american money we would buy anything we want. Also we liked
Greece climate, it's so pleasant because it's warm and wet you breath great
- During our vacation there
we had a journey to Athens, capital
of Greece. We visited famous ruins of Parthenon
and made a lot of pictures near ancient buildings and sculptures. Also
we walked in the downtown, where all streets are very narrow and small.
When you are in Athens you can feel the age of this city... Also we saw
a big memorial near a Greece's highway of that ancient warriors who defended
their land to death between two mountains (I hope, you know this legend,
- Last impression we got
from the waterworld or aquapark near Saloniki. It was our first time in
such place and it was very exciting and joyful. In my mind, everybody can
enjoy and rest there. Sure we tried every ride and every pool in this waterland.
Actually it was very
sad to go back home but we got a lot impressions and very good opinion
about Greece. We have a dream to return to this heaven place.