Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sept.30.2010, Istanbul

0800 cloudy, overcast at breakfast.  Happy 22nd birthday Lindsay! I was awake at 0400 again, dozed until 0530 Imam wake up call from the Blue Mosque, then dozed until 0730.  Debbie says it rained again last night – hope it … Continue reading

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Sept.29.2010, Istanbul

0800.  Cloudy, may have rained overnight.  Up for a shower.  Debbie says she had a hard time going to sleep last night because of noise and she is stuffed up, so she stayed in bed – but had to lock me … Continue reading

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Sept.28.2010, Athens to Istanbul

Wake up call 0430.  Packed up and checked out at 0515. Over to Syntagma Station and caught first metro to airport at 0537.  At airport a little after 0600.  Checked baggage, short line up and then went looking for breakfast.  … Continue reading

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Sept.27.2010, Athens

Sun, some clouds. Debbie is feeling better this morning although now she has a sore throat. The battery charger seems to have worked overnight so it has survived for the present, otherwise it was just excess baggage on its way … Continue reading

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Sept.26.2010, Athens

Wake up at 0900!  Not a solid sleep until after 3 am, but woke up feeling refreshed.  However – Debbie has diarrhea since about 4 am so she is not doing well, some vertigo as well. She is blaming it … Continue reading

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My favourite Greek phrases, and a note about Greek waiters

I learned these 2 phrases from Greek waiters, and I love them: “No problem” “Of course” A note about Greek waiters – they are much more polite than North Americans are used to, and so this can cause problems. You … Continue reading

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Sept.25.2010, Athens

We arrived at 1330 Athens time which was 0330 our time.  Immigration was the easiest I’ve ever seen – show the passports and walk through – and no customs/baggage checks or declarations to fill out.  Then we found the metro … Continue reading

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