Day 6 – Athens

After our blowout lastnight of falling asleep at 6pm, we were up early at 3am to have our dinner/midnight snack/breakfast. Luckily, we had so much cheese and bread still!! We then followed dinner with dessert – a Greek milk cake. It’s a thick custard pie with chewy caramelised flaky pastry. Delicious! I even looked up how to make it… http://www.mygreekdish.com/recipe/galaktoboureko/

It’s funny, mum messaged me and said I should call this blog ‘My Food Journey’ I agree with her, I’m obsessed with food!!

At 8am we decided to go to Piraeus for the day & pick up our ferry tickets for tomorrow. We got our classic cheese & salami pizza for (our secondary) breakfast and made our way there.

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Piraeus is the main port where ferries come and go. It’s 9 stops away from where we’re staying and the train was packed!! It stunk. Once we arrived we got the tickets and decided to walk around (assuming there were cute little markets like at the Acropolis.) We were WRONG! An absolute rude awakening as Pireaus is so dirty, hardly any shops and lots of men yelling & trying to sell you stuff.Β We did see a couple of cool things though! A little fish market, lots of wine in plastic bottles, the ocean (but we will see plenty of that on the ferry tomorrow), GIANT blocks of feta (I wanted to eat it ALL) and some cool cactuses – but got out of there as fast as possible.

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We then decided to head back to the beautiful Acropoli area to have a long lunch and drinks – I mean why not when we don’t have work!Β We popped our sneakers on (sandals were killing us) and headed off for some Greek salad and pork gyros (sorry that we had this yesterday too! It’s just too good to look past) We spent 2 and a half hours at lunch (just because we can hehe). We discussed how 2 days in Athens is more than enough. For anyone travelling here – one day is ideal to see the sights!!

NOTE: look at that chunk of feta – Amelia shout out to you πŸ˜β€ΌοΈ (Oh yeah and the fries too of course)

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On our walk home we found a short cut from the train! Turns out we had been walking an extra ten minutes every time.. We even found a grocery store! We rushed in to buy some 20c water and 1 euro beer of course πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜›πŸ˜›. We also saw a burnt out car! It was just sitting on the side of the road and had burnt the car behind it. Shows how rough the area is!

We spent the afternoon sunbathing (I had to do it hidden around the corner behind the bushes, as our balconies are so close here that the men opposite would be able to see me πŸ˜‚), packing & relaxing! We can’t wait to get to the islands tomorrow. We are in desperate need of some swimming! I’ve been emailing Freddie (the owner of our hotel in Santorini) and he’s picking us up from the port! I like him already.

It’s now 7pm and we can hardly keep our eyes open but are trying hard to get used to the Timezone here! Wish us luck πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½

P.S. Travelling tip 101 – if you have no iron where you’re staying (which is probably a lot of the time) use your hairstraightner! Im not sure how safe this is (lol) but it just worked so well for me. I’ll be crease free tomorrow… so happy!

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