After breakfast, I went back to my room to get my WIFI password, I needed directions to my hostel. My WIFI connection was horrible aboard the ferry, I managed to blog without pictures and in the morning, I was able to load the email with directions to the hostel, could not do much more than that online.
I spent the last few hours on the ferry outside on the upper and middle decks enjoying the view. I almost lost my baseball cap at one point, it was windy on the upper deck as we approached Patras, I was trying to take a picture, my cap almost blew off, I caught it just in time.
|Me on Deck of SuperFast Ferry|
|Mediterranean Sea from Ferry|
After the bus arrived in Athens, we had to find the metro station to get to the hostel. The Mesa retiree had not booked a place, he went to my hostel to get a private room. This hostel has two branches, one with shared rooms (I have a room that sleeps six) and studios, he got a private studio in the other hostel. We met up for dinner, then I went back to my hostel, I planned to walk around and see some of the Athens sights at night. I met one of my hostel mates when I went back to the room, a Canadian who just finished medical school. We are going to get up early in the morning to go to the Acropolis, beat the heat and hopefully the crowds too.
After talking to my hostel mate, I set out for my walk. The guy working at the reception at the hostel with private rooms mapped out where I could go, the safe areas to walk around and see the sighs lit up at night. I left with my map, I asked some Greek guys where the Acropolis was, it was behind me, they took a few pictures for me. I walked some more around the area, saw some ruins, took pictures, I had the I can not believe I am finally in Athens looking at the Acropolis feeling, a feeling I get often on this trip as I see things I have only read about.
|Me with Acropolis at distance behind|
|Me on Hill overlooking Athens with the Acropolis behind me|
|View of Athens from the Hill|
After my walk I went back to my hostel, I talked to the receptionist from South Africa about my CIA/FBI experiences. I am now at the hostel with private rooms waiting for my clothes to dry, they should be dry, time to put them in my suitcase and head back to my hostel to get some shut eye.
I will post photo album from today later.