A travel dayMay 17 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
We had to leave Hydra on the early ferry as the next one we would’ve missed the flight to Italy. It was quite a nice day travelling on the ferry with school kids and families, then to the chaos of Piraeus port. We went directly to the Athens airport which is a lovely modern airport - lots of shops and bars and eating places, so we found a comfy lounge and relaxed waiting for our flight. Eventually we were called up by Alitalia and boarded our first, almost full flight to Milano! Only a little over two hours and we were there. So we headed for the Ferrari Lounge with our first Italian vinos and a lovely prosciutto and cheese platter to while away the wait for our next flight to Bari! Now this flight was chaotic and packed! So many crazy people with huge carryons that it held up the flight as they had to be checked and sent down to the cargo hold! Memo to self: Never book a Friday afternoon flight in Milano again! The passion and hand gestures - quite amusing to watch it all😆😆
Then only a hour 20 mins flight and we were in Bari. Then we had the baggage collection chaos and the Hire car chaos! They really are passionate people! Mamma Mia!
The ultimate end to our day was Larry having to park the car in reverse into a minute driveway on the corner while our host and his wife held the traffic at bay! Finally we slipped into our big red bed ! (Photo attached)Read more