Day 254: Travel Day 6/24/2016

Syd and Wally

We had a 7:30 pm flight today and they recommend showing up 3 hours early for your flights, so today ended up being a bit of a wash.

Last day in Athens

We explored the city a bit more and Syd got a t-shirt from their Hard Rock Cafe. But man was it hot… We had to stop in the shade in 10-15 min intervals because the heat was just getting to us. We ended up back at the hotel around 1 pm and we sat in the lobby until we cooled off. We asked the staff to get a cab for us and we got a yellow mercedes! Too cool!

Airport

Well we got there 5 hours before our flight because we honestly didn’t have anything else to do in the city. We got checked in and headed over to the food court. As you guys know Wally has been trying out McDonald’s in every country because each country’s McDonald’s caters to its population. Well in Greece they have a Greek Mac and it is absolutely delicious. It’s 2 big mac patties wrapped in pita bread stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce.

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We just hung out for a while, talked and internetted on our phones. We finally found out where our gate was and made our way over there. We chatted with a nice british couple while we waited and they weren’t all too happy about the Brexit. It’s cool that we’ll be visiting there right after such a momentous event. Our flight was delayed for over an because the effing crew didn’t show up…

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Flight

It was SOOOOOO short like 30 min and the landing was ROUGH! But hey we’re here now!

Drive to the hotel

We were picked up by the owner, Petros, and he couldn’t be nicer. He is a great source of information and he broke things down in a patient and systematic way. This island has so much to offer and we’re drooling with anticipation with what we’ll be doing.

The room

It’s nothing to write home about. It’s only $60 a day.

  • Pros
    • Gorgeous view of the black sand beaches
    • Breakfast every morning
    • Private balcony
    • Location to the beach
    • Basically a personal travel agent with Petros
  • Cons
    • We’re on top of  a HUGE hill, so walking back and forth is going to suck
    • The room is stuck in the 90s
    • Bathroom is smaller than the one we had in Shanghai
    • There’s also the occasional plane that’ll fly overhead
    • The tv has antennas…

It will be fun and I know Syd is looking forward to exploring the island.

 

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