In case you’re playing along at home, there”s been a mild blip in our travel adventures. Something about a general strike in Greece? Our flight from Lesvos to Athens was canceled this morning.
We won’t know until about noon if the 6:00 pm overnight ferry will sail. That’s the only chance for us to make our flights out of Athens to our respective continents tomorrow.
So we sit and read and surf in a harborside cafe, awaiting news. We are somewhere between “mildly fucked” and “up the ass without a courtesy spit”.
Sort of like “The Amazing Race”, without the supermodels and camera crews.
We will improvise, adapt and overcome. In the meantime? Another cup of coffee…
Update: The ferry sailed from Mytilene on time. We were on it! We’d booked 1st class passage, giving us a cabin to horse around in over night. Ferry docked briefly at the island of Chios around 10 pm, and then we sailed overnight to the port of Athens. No problems with the strike – but i almost created a problem with a rather adorable bartender on the ferry…
My flights went on time, and i was home after about 24 hours of ships, planes, trains and automobiles. nursemyra arrived at her short stop in asia, and dolce – who had a grueling wait in Athens (flight left about 12 hours after ours), followed by a REALLY long transit – was en route to South Africa.