Greek Isles

We are on our way back to Athens after our two day stay on the beautiful Greek Isle of Aegina! We had a fantastic stay! We discovered that the house wine is not only the cheapest option, it is also quite tasty! We spent yesterday morning at the beach followed by the afternoon on a scooter exploring the island. Unfortunately our hotel had gave us inaccurate bus times this morning, so after a bit of a panic, we called in and changed to a later flight. Today is a day of travel via all means available! Bus, ferry, train then plane – but when its all over, we will be in Cyprus where Maria and her family await. We catch up to my parents tomorrow. Looking forward to relaxing a bit on Cyprus, and very much looking forward to Maria’s wedding!

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Athens, Greece

Katty and I just finished our whirlwind tour of Athens and loved every moment of it! From the excitement of seeing th Parthenon for the first time, to the bustling cafes of the Plaka district, it is an amazing place! History surrounds you wherever you go, its impossible not to run into an ancient historical relic! Our hotel even had the wall that they had excavated while building it on display! Now we are island hopping in the Sardonic Sea. Time to relax a bit and eat some fantastic seafood!

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Room with a view

After feeling great about figuring out the metro sysem in Athens, it turned out that we were on the opposite side of the city from our hotel! Google Maps had pointed us wrong before we even left! The weather is gorgeous, mid 70s and just a few clouds. By the time we found our hotel we were sweaty and exhausted! Then they told us they were overbooked! (thanks Orbitz!) Thankfully they had arranged another room at a better hotel! Now we have a balcony with a view of the Acropolis! Time to explore!

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Arrival in Greece

Just got off the plane and onto the Metro in Athens! The 10 hour flight was exhausting, as its currently 1:20am Chicago time. Neither Katty nor I got much sleep, but Im stoked about the day that lies ahead! The train doesn’t leave for another 10 minutes – sorry I don’t have a better picture! But I will, no worries!!

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Crossing Cambodia

After 3 days of traveling by boat we have made it across the Cambodian border. Tierra firma at last! Nothing about the tour of the Mekong was as described, but we realized this in short order and made the best out of it. Crossing the Vietnam-Cambodia border by boat was an experience in itself! As one of my fellow travellers said, in good company any trip can be enjoyable. However, the 1 hour bus ride from the boat landing to Phnom Phenn has to be the worst road I’ve ever been on! (not counting the road up to the volcano in Ecuador, as it wasn’t a main road) It has been quite the experience. We have another bus ride ahead of us at noon – 6+ hours to Siam Reap. I imagine Ill sleep most of the way as we had a late night.

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