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  • Day1

    Day 1: Athens, Greece

    June 21, 2017 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Today I learned a few things:

    1. It's hard to find your way around Athens
    2. Bird poop can sting
    3. You can really see Athens in one day
    4. Don't put Euros in the same pocket that you will pull out your cell phone of on numerous occasions throughout the day
    5. Air Transat flight attendants are super friendly while people in Athens don't have much patience

    After sleeping only three hours on the flight, getting lost twice walking to my room (due to hardly any street signs and incorrect directions), having a bird poop on me, getting yelled at or ignored by at least 5 people (but also helped by 2), losing ten euros (not so bad) and finally getting to my room to spend ten minutes trying (unsuccessfully) to open the door, I met Daniel and Jennifer. Thanks to them for saving my back (literally) and opening the door to the apartment that we're sharing. Turns out they're from Montreal too and they offered for me to join them tomorrow so I'll be third wheeling on their day to the beach and market (they are so nice). On another positive note, I ate my first authentic gyros pita tonight (it did not disappoint) and the Airbnb is actually really nice!
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