The Call of Greece...Road Trip ~ Romancing Italy
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Apr 19, 2009

The Call of Greece...Road Trip

Monasteries of Meteore - GreeceGreece has my number.

Yesterday I had a treat talking to my friends Valerie and Carlos on Skype and I love how the miles seemed to slip away. I had the advantage of viewing them as they have a webcam ( embedded in Valerie's new Mac....and I don't (have a Mac or webcam :-( ). In my opinion they were spared...

I spent yesterday morning choosing what I want to take for the short trip to Greece. I can't believe it took longer to select items for a week than it did for me when I was going away for 3 months!!!! Plus, I am not sure what we will end up doing so there are the "just in case" items.

Thank goodness I'm not taking a train. Instead, we catch the 4:00am bus tomorrow to catch the 1:00 pm ferry at Ancona for Igoumenitasa. I desperately need to find my iPod for this road trip. We'll overnight on the boat (where they reminded me to bring a change of clothes in an overnight bag for the, ahem, disco-yeah right. Oh, and a bathing suit. Another 'yeah right'.)

For those of you who know me, you'd think I am out of my mind to go with a group of students for only a week. I am now used to traveling alone for months at a time, visiting the out of the way places and leaving the touristy places behind.

You're right, I am out of my mind. What was I thinking?!!! But Valerie, ever so quick with the positive side, reminded me that there will surely be stories to tell as teenagers are living entertainment.

The truth is, I can't wait to go. I love being on the move and I love walking in history and as Carlos remarked....I can't seem to stay away from high places. The Monasteries of Meteore are calling.

(Photo credit Greece Travel site)
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2 comments:

  1. A bit os company with a bit of solitude is a good recipe. On your own you will meet more people and see more things. enjoy yourself and dont' take too much baggage travelling light is the best! Take Care

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  2. Hey Martin, you are right about balancing it out. Today I had to, HAD to take a walk by myself even though I felt the others might think I was not being a part of the group. But it was what I needed. Thanks for the advice.

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