haha thanks Barbara Streisand
So today was our last day in Vienna. Tonight we were flying to Athens but our flight didn't leave until 11:30pm. We had to check out of our hostel at 11am so we did and we put our bags into the storage and then we had the breakfast that they offer. We had the rest of the day to kill so we went back to Volksgarten one more time and then we took the train to the Schronbrun palace. Unfortunately they were setting up for the Barbara Streisand concert so we couldn't see all the front of the palace due to all the setup. Oh well. We walked around to the back of the palace and walked through the gardens to the big fountain. It was sooo pretty!! Then we bought tickets into the labrynth and we played on the kiddie playground which was totally sweet. When we got back to the main train station we bought our tickets for the bus that would take us to the airport and then we had one of the best kebabs ever! We went back to the hostel just in time for happy hour and had a couple beers while sitting on the terrace.
Wouldn't you know it as were sitting on the terrace Jeff pops his head out of one of the above windows! Turns out our trip twins changed hostels and were staying at Wombats as well. Haha we knew we wouldn't see them for atleast 8 days though becuase they weren't going to Greece lol. We were planning on staying in Athens for 4 nights but we heard that we didn't need that much time there so we decided to stay for only 2 nights and then go to Ios as well. It was one of our best decisions ever!! Aaron came and hung out with and we met some people on the terrace and we played some "Fuck the dealer" (best drinking game ever!) until we had to catch our bus to the airport. The bus was pretty sweet, there was only 1 other person on it so it was really quiet and it was nice and air conditioned.
We made it to the middle!
We had about 2 hours to kill at the airport before check in and then only a little wait until we boarded the plane. First we had to get on a bus that took us way out onto the runway and then we got on the plane. We were flying with Sky Europe. The flight was maybe an hour and a half so it wasn't that bad. We didn't know that Greece is an hour ahead though so it was about 2:30am in the morning when we arrived at Athens aiport. It was quite a long walk through the airport to get to our bags. We had to wait a little bit for our bags but it wasn't too bad. When we were leaving the airport to go to immigration there were two signs. One was, "coming from a european union country" and the other was, "coming from a non-european union country"...we weren't sure which door to go through as we were coming from a european union but we aren't from a european union.
Me on the bus to the airport
Doesn't really matter though as both doors lead to the same place, outside to a bus stop lol. We were just like, ok i guess we don't have to go through immigration or anything. It was pretty lax lol. We wook a bus from the airport into to city and then we took a city bus a little bit further and then we got off at 4am in the morning and started looking for our hostel. It was kind of scary as we were in a sketchy area and we had this stray dog following us. Turns out we were going the wrong direction so we turned around, passed this really sketchy prostitute and finally found our hostel. We checked in and we were in room 10. Our room was on the 4th floor which was very high up with really steep stairs. Anyways we get to the 4th floor and there was room 8 and 9 but no room 10.
me with the plane!
So we go to the 5th floor and there was room 11 and 12. We were just like where in the world is room 10!!! So Melissa went downstairs and asked the guy and tuns out we had to go through room 9 to get to room 10. Apparently we were staying in the hidden room lol.It was really dark and 4 in the morning so we didn't want to wake our roomies so we did our best to find our beds and just went to sleep right away as we were really tired!