europe: parks and books

Monday, August 30, 1999

Here I am writing again—this must be some record for most entries in a day. This will go for in my study of my mood swings.

I’m currently sitting in Victoria Park in Athens. It is perhaps a tad larger than Bedford Park in Brooklyn and according to the tour book, it would qualify as a rarity in a park-free city.

Dinner was excellent. Once again, you get what you pay for (it was around $24). What was especially nice was the clean and well equipped bathrooms. It’s amazing how using a clean bathroom makes you feel human again.

After getting past the Ancient Greek ruins, this city is like most other European cities. It’s crowded, and yet has some interesting touristy and local stuff. The tour guide describes it as a city that no one falls in love with. That describes just about every country I’ve been to. Go figure.

What has also improved my mood is the purchase of another novel for less than $20. It’s a Stephen King book, so it should last me a while. I was beginning to doubt my sanity without a book to read.