United Kingdom, Greece, Denmark, Sweden
First up, a little over three days in London to meet up with Sam and see some of the sights I'd skipped previously. I wish I could have seen all of the ones I'd skipped, but I'd need a lot longer than 3 days to do that-- more like three months!
Kim arrived on the third day in London, then off to Greece the next day. Bummed around Athens for a little over a day before flying to Hania (aka Chania or Xania) on the island of Crete to meet up with the month-long class on Greece that Kim had signed up with run by Austin Peay State University. 10 days with Professor Winters and the class on Crete learning Greek archaeology and modern Greek, including a hike of Samaria Gorge: definitely an experience I'm glad I could have been a part of!
Then off to Copenhagen (Denmark) to meet up with Amit, who was studying abroad for his MBA at the Copenhagen School of Business. We did a quick side trip to Malmoe in Sweden too, then all too soon the trip was over and it was back to Heathrow and back to the USA.
Days 1 and 2 - arrival in London.
Day 3 - Wandering London.
Day 4 - Windsor in the morning, then back to London.
Day 5 - London to Athens. Welcome to Greece!
Day 6 - Exploring Athens, then off to Hania.
Day 7 - Start of class and the first full day in Hania.
Day 8 - Hania, day 2. Exploring Hania's harbor.
Day 9 - Hania, day 3. Classic music and dancing from Crete.
Day 10 - Hania, day 4. Churches and the farmers' market.
Day 11 - Hania, day 5. Central market and the lighthouse.
Day 12 - Samaria Gorge.
Day 13 - Hania, day 6. Party!
Day 14 - Heraklion (Iraklio), Knossos, and Greek shopping malls.
Day 15 - Exploring from Hania to Rethymno and everywhere in-between.
Day 16 - Hania to Athens to Copenhagen.
Day 17 - Malmoe (Sweden), then back to Copenhagen.
Day 18 - Copenhagen.
Day 19 - back to the USA (CPH to LHR to IAD to LAX).