On our way to Thessaloniki we enjoyed
some yummy plain spaghetti with cheese, just what our stomachs needed
after the previous night's indulgences and the windy roads coming out
of Albania. When we arrived in Thessaloniki the bus stopped in a
random car park and luckily we followed everyone else and stumbled
upon the railway station where we left our bags in the security
We had about 6 hours to kill before heading to the
airport so we headed to the centre and had some interesting fast food
where they sold 4 varieties of chips before chilling out at a ocean
front bar (finishing my book!). We enjoyed a meal at Pizza Hut
(although not pizza - pasta!) before heading to the airport on the
remarkably cheap but modern and efficient bus network. After trying
to get through security without checking in (no really sir you have
to check in first!) we sat around for a while eating fig
Apologies for this boring entry but we were merely
killing time in Greece and didn't have time to do anything
interesting. The most interesting thing that happened was that our
seats had been double booked on the plane - luckily it wasn't full
and we ended up a with better seats with extra legroom!
arrived very early in the morning and were met by Charlotte's
parents, that's some dedication getting up at that time, thanks!
Wearily we headed home and were happy to be back with our families,
but sad that the adventure had ended. Back to reality!
probably should be noted that my reality involved 2 weeks
of unemployed bliss in the heatwave followed by a few weeks working
10 hours per week at a local pub, followed by the annual piss-up that
is Leeds Festival and a week in France! Charlotte on the other hand
worked her socks off, bless her!)
Thanks to anyone who's read
this far (I think Kath is the only dedicated reader!), and sorry for
my endless waffling. My main aim really was to provide us with a
fairly comprehensive record of what we did for the days when our
memories have faded.
Roll on the next trip!
Liam - 4th September 2006