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Phase Two – We're Here!
Arrival at the airport in Athens was easy. Our flight was on time, we got our baggage and whisked through customs. We got to the taxi stand, handed our hotel address to the driver and we were off to Piraeus. The port of Piraeus has been in existence for more than 2500 years.
... in Istanbul - a schedule is a schedule after all - fortunately they do send an MSC rep on each tour and they seem to be a bit more protective of the MSC "flock" and were able to arrange for the gentleman from No 11 to find his bus. Once back on the boat we were interested to note a boat and divers working on the side of our ship. Our departure was going to be delayed we were told. The thud we had heard this morning was actually the side of the ship colliding with ...
... museum's collection unfortunately pales in comparison to what we saw in London. After the museum, around mid day, it was time to visit Acropolis hill and the Parthenon. It was a sticky uphill walk in the sun, followed by about 150 steps to get to the ticket booth. Then the fun started, you see, as there is no crowd control, limits on the amount of people they let in at a time, nor shade or any form of organisation. Of course there were a whole heap of rude ...
... I figured he was just feeling a bit down after the bad news we'd had two days earlier. Finally, the card was all filled in, and I took it out to Alex to sign as well. We discussed organizing a cake for Matt, so that we could all sing happy birthday to him as a surprise. Alex said he'd organize it. After a while, Alex brought out a tray of ouzo shots (aka half glasses of moonshine!!) and told everyone not to drink it yet as we were going to drink it together. Eventually, Alex brought out ...
... wasn’t too bad. We spent some time watching the ships and boats coming and going - it must be the equivalent of London Heathrow airport with planes landing every few seconds … here it is ships coming into the harbour every couple of minutes. I’ve never seen Pilot boats so busy.
We took several photos and zoomed in but still couldn’t see where the main street was tho I think it would be likely to be where all the street plantings ...
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