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Athens

As indicated in the previous post, we are in Athens at the moment. It wasn't a plan to spend more than a few hours in Athens on the way from Milos to the airport but bad weather approaching took us from the island early. As you know, we left just in time to escape the blackout. More evidence of the turning weather was apparent on the ferry trip. The boat bounced and swung for the whole three hours, inspiring nausea with every new lurch. We came through without incident but not without concern, while others were not so lucky. The pale, quivering stream of fellow passengers into the amenities testified to that.

We landed at about midnight, found our lodgings and checked in. A small room with a bathroom door that won't close, the smell of cigarettes in the sheets and, most shockingly, a half-flush button that gives full flush!

Upon waking yesterday we decided there was no need to spend much time in the room and we headed off to spook the ancient city. We saw shops, beggars, caf├ęs, market stalls and ruins. Ruins are in pictures below, as is the view from the ruins.

Today we catch a plane. The trip is almost over. Please do not stop checking in on us- there are further photos to add and further points to make from the comfort of our own den.

Bon voyage, Europe!

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Posted by Spookworld 21:31 Archived in Greece Tagged ruins athens leaving ferry flush milos stalls cigarettes beggars seasickness

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