Sunday, October 25, 2009


The weekend has been interesting so far. Friday was the Acropolis, of course, and then I went out with a couple of CSers that night. We went out for dinner, drinks, and clubbing and next thing you know it's 7:30 in the morning. How'd that happen? :-) We were tired, but not quite ready for the day to end so someone had the idea to go to one of the Greek islands. We went to the port, asked about the ferry schedule, and were on the next ferry to Aegina. The ride took about an hour so the picture above was taken at about 10:30am on Saturday. No sleep at all and I don't look half bad!

There's not a whole lot to do on Aegina, especially since some places were closed for the winter. But we wandered around and just kind of checked things out. It started raining so we popped into a cafe for coffee and decided to head back to Athens not long after that. The plan had been to go grab a few hours of sleep and then head back out (it was Saturday, after all!). But I got back to my host's house at about 8:30 or 9pm, grabbed a much needed shower, and realized I was way too exhausted to do anything else. My friends tried unsuccessfully to convince me otherwise, but since I'm still trying to get over a cold, I knew my body would be grateful for the sleep.

It doesn't rain all that often in Athens, but today it's been raining all day, at times pouring really hard. It's been a pretty chill day. I've listened to music and the rain, chatted with my host, Evangelos, read, and done not much else (although I did go out briefly to get souvlaki). Not sure what I'll do for the rest of the day, but I definitely have to get some laundry done - it can't be fun and games all the time, not even while traveling.


  1. Ok, that seals it. I could never travel with you. Those hours would kill me! But you really don't look a bit worse for the wear. In fact, I even commented on Flickr that I love this pic BEFORE I saw your blog post. Enjoy the chill day!

  2. So the other CSers that you're hanging out with - are they locals? or just happen to also be in the area?

    And just so I'm clear - you were up for like 35 hours straight??

  3. The first thing I thought when I opened your blog today is how good you looked in that picture. It is amazing that it was taken after you pulled an all nighter! Sounds like you're having a blast. :)

  4. you look pretty good for being up all those
    hours, and happy too may i add!!!

  5. ToadMama - the hours are killing me a little bit, but I figure I'm on holiday. . .when will I have a guilt free opportunity to do this again?

    Amy - Some of the CSers are local, some are on vacation like me. I got up on Friday morning at 10am and went to bed Saturday night at 1am so I was actually up for 39 hours straight!

    V and Mom - Thanks for saying I look good as I was definitely feeling a little rough. :-) I AM having a blast and feeling happy!