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TOTAL: USD 225
Option 2: Public transportation (sleeping in a hostel)
1) Accommodation: USD 90
2) Transportation (bus/train): USD 108
- Thessaloniki -> Meteora: USD 40
- Meteora -> Athens: USD 68
With respect to the fact that from the very beginning it was obvious that renting a car will be more expensive than travelling by public transportation we decided ...
... going to have to do all this stuff again when we get out of the EU again and re-enter Bulgaria. But hey, they're Turkish, and it's the Balkans now, anything is possible right. I don't think to question it. I probably should have, but I was innocently trusting that it's going to be alright. But I do think it's odd that we are now in Greece. And as we travel along, my concerns start to feel a bit stronger. Sipo thinks it's odd also that the bus is going to Sofia. So I decide ...
... could recline. We both got more sleep than we did on the night train but it still was not a good nights sleep. We were interrupted a few times at border control for passport checks. Nathan had to pay a whooping €45 for his entry visa, however, I coming from the more superior country (New Zealand) was welcomed into the country for free! That just goes to show that Kiwis are more wanted than Australians are ...
... for check in. We walked around the city and visited some of their various sights including the white tower, before heading back to the hostel. I can not tell you how good it was to finally sleep in a proper bed. It was 5.30pm when we woke up. We had to prepare for tomorrow which would be a big day. We are planning on Tackling Mt Olympus. Mt Olympus is the highest mountain ...
There are some very big (and fat) men (and women) in Greece. And I had the misfortune to have to sit next to one on my bus trip here. He took up his seat and at least three quarters of mine. Thank god it was only a 3.5 hour bus ride.
The scenery was stunning all the way and the highway amazing. We literally came through a mountainous region without going up or down one hill. They have made a level (well almost level) ...