WE'RE IN GREECE! eventually we have arrived! ferry was really nice actually though sleeping on deck was FREEZING then caught a train from patra to some other greek station then caught another suppossidly to athens, only it wasnt, we and about 20 other back packers who we'd followed were heading for athens airport! oops, long metro ride later we eventuall got to athens, next thing was to find a hostel as we had no where booked! hostel we're in seems nice so far, in a 6 bed mixed dorm, internet is free for once!
Went out exploring athens, wasn't too impressed at first because a lot of the town seems to be just housing blocks for miles but we went up around the acropollis and came across the old town which is typically mediteranian and lovely, lots of little streets and everything open late, really buzzing and great atmosphere, though not quite as nice as fethieye i dont think, going to go out and do the tourist bit tomo so really looking forward to that!
The scenery on the train from patra was stunning, went along the coast the whole way and seeing as the ac on the train was broken (as was eds seat) the sea looked mightily inviting! I love the mediteranian rural areas, they're just fantastic, hoping to go a bit futher out around the coast at some point and get away from cities do some snorkelling and if I have enough money scuba diving again! Cant wait to start eating some seafood, calamari here i come!!! getting rather sick off bread and warm cheese for two meala a day
Ah will be nice to sleep in a real bed in a room with solid walls tonight!
love to all