A long 'stinking' travel day
I am putting one entry for the 21st and 22nd.
Most of our morning was consumed by packing up and checking out of the hotel. We found a new hotel in Venice and also stopped by at the internet cafe, doing research on Greece and also catching up on emails.
We finally figured out the exact schedule for Greece because we have been throwing around dates and ferry locations for a while. We figured the best bet was to go to Corfu instead of Athens first. We spent some time in lines at the train statino getting the best deal and booking stuff. We also had 30 hours of travel ahead of us so we invested some cash on food.
But for the most part, the last day in Venice consisted of a lot of shopping. We really just wandered. We mostly went down this famous shopping district. It was quite uneventful, but fun and Matt and I joked around a lot as usual.
The next day we woke up butt early to catch our train to Bari where we would catch the feiry. On tghe train we played a lot of crazy eights and I really am starting to like that game. We also slept a bunch and joked around more.
Okay so since there is mostly boring stuff I will tell you guys about one of our goofy and gross incidences. I ended up letting one rip and Matt said "You better check your pants" and he also commented on the gargling sound it made. I know .... its nasty. But I dont eat very healthy these days. lol. So I said... "let me reinact it" as I took a swig of tea in an attempt to gargle. But I absolutely couldnt do it because of the built up laughter. He busted out laughing and I immediately couldnt hold the liquid in my mouth and some of it sprayed out. Next thing you knew, we were laughing so hard because i was essentially drooling on the ground in pain of laughter; laughing so hard tears came out. There was no way I could swallow, so it just drooled on the floor in the compartment. I guess boys will be boys and that will never change, eh? (Yes I have been hanging around too many canadians, but Michiganders do something similar.... we (I) say huh)
But anyways we made it to Bari and I ate the crappiest pizza at the train station. It was disgusting. No wonder my body lets em rip, it gets rid of the bad food i guess. We walked 2 kilometers with our packs and it was one of the longer walks, but Bari was pleasantly surprising. It was pretty nice. We booked our feiry to Greece for 6 Euros (Eurail accepted) and the ship waqs more like a cruise ship. It was so high class. Cheap eats, a pool, nice seats and a lot more. We met some new canadian friends Meika and Kate. They say "eh" a lot. They basically are following us to the pink palace now that we gave them a ton of info. Once we arrived at 6 AM (A 7 hour difference from MI) We walked to the connection to the local feiry to Corfu. I slept a lot on this 2 hour feiry and once we arrived on Corfu we had an escort to what would be the greatest hostel I have stayed in thus far, the pink palace. I will continue my story of my first day having fun in the sun in my nexty update. Take care guys. One more week. :-( It will suck to join the rat race of corporate america. Two thumbs down for that.