From HUGer Corey:
Mount Olympus: the mountain of the gods of ancient Greece. It’s hard to believe that we reached the top of such an awe-inspiring historical, mythological, beautiful piece of nature. I’d be lying if I said that climbing this was an easy feat. It wasn’t. For some, it was one of the hardest things they’d ever done, but without a doubt it was worth every painstaking step. The sights going up the mountain could not be matched; they were breathtaking (literally). Doing this over the course of two days was hard enough, I could not imagine going all the way up and down in one day. All in all this was a wonderful bonding experience from the warm nights in the hostel to the extended bus rides full of aching legs and heavy eyes. Stopping at Thermopylae, the place where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans fought the army of 10,000 Persians, was unreal. Knowing what happened on the ground that we were standing on so many centuries ago was really unbelievable, along with so many other places we visited. At the end of the day I think we are all happy to be back where we can call home.
|Harding University in Greece||
HUG fall 2015