(thankfully in one piece)
23.10.2008 - 24.10.2008
After a long walk to the Evangelismos metro station with luggage in tow, a 40 minute ride on a crowded train next to a young man who looked like he was in the throws of death (thankfully some people who spoke the language attended to him, not sure what was wrong, my Greek isn't that good yet, but he looked miserable), a long wait to check in at the Olympic counter and a delay in my flight due to "personal reasons" (according to the Olympic Airlines employee at the counter, I finally left Athens on a small turbo prop. I don't mind turbo props really, but landing, at night, on a mountains island in the Aegean sea, with winds blowing a pretty good clip is not my idea of an idea flight. Needless to say all was well, my luggage arrived (although my wheeled cart was broke, but still usuable) and I had no problem getting a taxi. The taxi ride from the airport to Vathy was almost as fun as the landing, but again, I made it safely to the Pythagoras hotel, got my room, had souvlaki, a good night sleep and am not headed out to explore Vathy, possibly take a bus to Pythagoria, buy my ferry ticket to Kusadasi and hopefully not have to deal with rough seas!!
Until next time I have internet.....enjoy your day and adio