Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay is an hour (50km) by ferry from downtown Buenos Aires. This makes it a great day trip destination for Argentinians and for weary travellers to spend a long weekend.
I realised I was in need of a break after walking around Buenos Aires, and feeling slightly teary about everything. So much to buy! So many choices! A classic sign of reverse culture shock. Luckily my plans already pointed to Uruguay; all I needed to do now was upgrade my hostel bunk bed for a large fluffy hotel bed with plenty of pillows, housekeeping and a view. Read more
Hydra is one of the closer Greek islands to Athens, only 2 hours travel time via ferry (FlyingCat6) from Piraeus port, so it is a common destination for Athenians on weekends.
I arrived today thinking I would just find a room off the boat, only to discover there is an actuary conference being held on the island with over 300 people staying. Finding an available room was looking a bit difficult Read more
On Friday I rose at the now completely familiar hour of 4:45am, got my stuff together as quietly as I could and left my Athens accommodation under the lightening sky.
I walked through Plaka’s quiet stone laneways, scented with Night-flowers and freshly baking breads down to Monastrika station.
My first destination of the day was the port of Pireaus where I would then get my 7am ferry to Milos, arriving at 10:45am. Read more
As I walked up the track, I thought, hold on, which way was I meant to be heading? I turned to look at the boat that had dropped me at the jetty, but it was now on it’s way to the headland and would be picking me up 10kms further on at another cove. Oh well, at least I had five hours to get it sorted out. Read more