Tuesday, October 12, 2010
As this crazy journey approaches, I'm following the weather. My first 24 hours on the other side of the pond is a layover in Athens before I head to Cairo. Don't even get me started about the headache (and expense) this turned out to be, but suffice to say if you ever deliberately miss a flight, the rest of your itinerary is canceled (I am glad I learned this the semi-hard way, i.e. before getting stuck in Egypt with no flights home.) I believe the issues with it are now resolved. That said, it will be pouring farm animals in Athens and in the upper 90s to 110s everywhere else I go. So I have purchased a $5 giant yellow trash bag parka which I may or may not ditch after that first day. Stay tuned for photos of a huge yellow blob at the Parthenon in a downpour. Grinning like a total idiot.