23 August 2006


"If adventures will not befall a lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad"
- Jane Austen -
And abroad I have been seeking them...
A quick run down here, as the full details can be found here.
Flew to Milan, spent a day and a night in Bergamo Alta.
Spent the morning in Milan before catching the train to Lake Como.
Two days in Lake Como (and one enormous thunderstorm).
Train to Florence (got caught without a reservation...oops)
Three nights in Florence, including a day trip to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Very weird!
Then to Rome (with a reservation this time) for 3 nights.
Lots of touristing, and being hawked at and flirted at by waiters.
Train to Bari, and then the ferry to Igoumenitsa (on the deck, in a storm, over night. Two words: NEVER AGAIN!)
Local ferry to Corfu, picked up by a nice man, and taken to the hostel where we slept for five hours before going to the beach. Where we spent the next two days! (With sunsets like this, can you blame us?)
Bus to Athens, three nights in a blissfully air conditioned room, with a bit of sightseeing thrown in too...
Crazy, but fun....