|our trusty little car/van|
Although our flight was uneventful and we picked up our car easily in Rome, we have had more than our share of unexpected adventures during the last 11 days.
Due to the strike of the seamen on the Greek ferries which we were to catch from Bari in Italy to Patras in Greece, we were forced to stay for a few days in the south-eastern part of Italy. This proved to be a good thing as I had loved this area when we biked it last year. We got to re-visit the sassi towns, with houses built into caves and the trulli towns with houses of dry stone conical structures and practice our Italian, a lyrical language that I never tire of hearing. But best of all we had the wonderful antipasti and wines of this area . Delicious!!
After several days and a second postponement, another 48 hour strike was announced. By now we had had enough and were anxious to get to our winter home. We found an overnight ferry going to Durres in Albania and decided to drive through Albania and through northern Greece to the Peloponnese.
|proof of the trip through Albania|
|our one bedroom apartment in Ta Petrina, Karyes|
So the moral of this story is: always pack a week's worth of underwear and vitamins in your carry-on and don't forget your camera.