Greeks are brilliant!
Trip Start Sep 03, 2011
54Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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After Rome we are a little "ancient ruined" out but we have been looking forward to Athens and its awesome sights. Once again it is another multicultural city full of people of all cultural backgrounds. They are able and willing to communicicate in English with you even if your Greek is "stinky".
We spent the first day and a half recovering from our travels and then spent the next four days looking around at our leisure
Getting into Greece was pretty good, we took a ferry from Bari to Patras. Then the bus and train to Athens. But getting out of Greece was another thing. We knew we could get to Thessaloniki from Athens and according to the Eurail guide information we could get to Sofia, Bulgaria. But do you think we could find someone or an open office that could confirm this, nah ahh! We think with the economic issues alot of their infrastructure has breakdown so services and office hours have been reduced so travelling in Greece and getting the right information and directions can be pretty frustrating but we still love being here with Greek people, they are just experiencing difficult economic hard times. We finally found an office that opened at 6.30 last night that could sell us tickets to Sofia departing at 11.00pm. We arrived at 4.30 this morning into Sofia and once again sunk into our bunk beds very relieved.