I have reached my last stop in Europe, Jolly old England- London town and what not. It's been a long and amazing trip and I'm ready to go home and share my stories.
Since my last blog entry much has happened. From Sorrento I took a train to Bari and stayed the night there before taking a 15 hour ferry to Patras, Greece. The ferry ride was epically long! I did my best to sleep through it because I was quite motion sick. We reached Patras at 6 a.m. on my birthday, but we weren't done traveling yet, we still had a 5 hour train ride to Athens. Once we reached Athens we were exhausted and both Dana and I took a long nap. Later that evening we found a nice place to go out for some delicious Greek food for my b-day.
My time in Athens flew by and was full of ruins, parks and museums. My favorite museum there was the new Acropolis musuem which we went to on the first day it opened entirely to the public. It was really amazing- and made all the better because it was free! I saw tons of ruins, and many more amazing museums. On Thursday we met up with my friend Michelle from Concordia who is doing an internship at an archeological dig in the ancient Agora so she showed us around more and took us to some great places to eat. I absolutely love Greek food: gyros, slovaki, baklava, all soooo delicous!!!
On saturday we went to Santorini. After another 8 hour ferry ride we arrived on the beautiful island. I enjoyed the day and a half we had there walking around and laying on the black sand beach. The beach was sooo hot, I burnt my feet walking to the water! We then took another ferry back to Athens and spent the afternoon there before flying out to London.
London is the only stop on my long journey that I have been to before so I've seen many of the cites already. London is one of my favorite cities so I've enjoyed just wandering around and checking out Buckingham Palace which I missed on my last visit here. Tonight we're going to see the musical Wicked. I'm sooooo excited!!! I've wanted to see it for a long time and we got student tickets this morning, it will be the perfect ending to a great trip.
Tomorrow morning we fly to Chicago at 11:00 am then I wait around a bit until I fly to Fargo! I'm super excited to get home and share my stories and show off my pictures!!!! I'll see you all when I get home!!!!