Day 31 & 32
3am I pulled myself out of bed, ate my last milky, put my bag on my back and walked out of Adams place for the last time.
A cab and a train later and I was with the boys once more getting in line to go through customs. After many intrusive questions and 8 passport checks we were onto to the plane an on our way to Europe.
Running on very little sleep, we tried to grab some whenever we could. On the plane, on the wrong train into town, on the correct train into town, even in our hotel lobby. Upon reaching our hostel, dying to get some sleep, we were told that some problem had come up an we had been relocated.
We made our way to our new hotel but even here our rooms werent ready. We sat in the lobby watching terrible Greek Tv until we could stands no more. Finally our rooms were ready and we crashed for the next three hours.
Waking up at 6ish we hopped on a train and headed towards the mall. Here we finally got a decent meal into us. Running into Aizen and the boys who after some issues made it to Greece, we headed to see Harry Potter. Even though there were Greek subtitles and we had front row seats, nothing was going to stop us from seeing how it all ended.
After watching an incredible movie, that was absolutely hilarious (not that it was necessarily trying to be) we headed home excited to shloof after one of the longest days in a while. The only problem was that none of the cab drivers spoke English. After some
great sharades work and Greek phrases found on the iPhone we eventually made it home by 2am.
A good 12 hour sleep is exactly what we all needed. Waking up at 2pm, we all felt much refreshed an ready to do some touring. We trained to parliament house at Sytagma arriving just in time for the changing of the guards. Despite it being only 4 minutes long, it was fantastic. From the outfits they wear, to the movements they do it was quite a thing to see. So much so, we waited around for an hour, just to see it again. The funniest part about it wasn't even during the changing, it was the army guy hired to wipe sweat of the heads every 5 minutes.
From there we moved to the Acropolis and after a much shorter climb than expected we made it to the top. Whilst the view was breathtaking and I'm glad we climbed it, there was a lot of construction on the Parthenon itself so it was quite disappointing.
As we were about to leave, due to certain jokes being yelled quite loud (as we thought noone spoke English) we managed to meet a girl, who also came from Australia. Whilst she was initially pissed at first, we managed to chat to her and ended up becoming good friends. So much so that she joined us for the rest of the evening.
We went back to Sytagma and grabbed some dinner down a quaint little alleyway. Despite their being much shady business going on around, us being good boys, we managed to avoid it all.
Having to get up at 6 the next morning and still tired from the day before, we had a relatively early one and made it home before 12.