Ok, so after a long, long layover in Moscow and a great day in Athens (more on that later), we are in Santorini making the most of our trip. If you’ve been here, good for you! If not, there is actually quite a bit on one small island.
Of course, you can do the normal paragliding, scuba diving, or sun bathing here, but there are still plenty of archeological sites as well. One such place is ancient Thira, where the oldest Greek letters were found, and a near perfect statue (not normal) was also unearthed. In amy case, the scooter is by far the most fun transport method. Be wary of driving here, but if you have the stomach for it there are definite rewards.
Ok, so I truly do believe that Lauren and I are pretty casual travelers. How else could we plan a week and a half long trip on a new continent (at least for me) with a normal medium sized backpack each?
Still, our choice of airline isn’t making it easy for us. Apparently us looking for a deal on a flight may have us waiting for our bags for quite some time at our destination. While I’m sure Aeroflot (the premier Russian airline) is generally nice to fly on a long trip, they don’t exactly inform you if there has been a slight change in your flight time, even if only 20 minutes. Because of this, our bags may get a little confused on the way.
In any case though, we will definitely make an adventure out of it. this is also the main reason why I always carry my toothbrush and deodorant with me…and I recommend to anyone else traveling for the first time to do the same.