I am behind on the posts of where we’ve gone, but wanted to step out of that timeline a little. We are currently in Greece, which is Jen and Jared’s seventh and last country this trip. It is our eighth, with four countries in two continents still to come.
Today is a lag day. Beautiful, too windy to just sit outside, so we are hanging out in a sunny bedroom in our apartment near Marathon, letting ourselves rest and admiring the countryside. This day of mostly nothing was much needed. Jen and Jared have been traveling for two and a half weeks. We have been traveling for one and a half months, and preparing to move before that, so in transition or chaos for two months or more.
So far we are having a great time, seeing much that is amazing and giving ourselves grace to not see everything. To not start early most days, to not go late most days, so that we don’t make ourselves sick or so exhausted that we lose the joy in where we are. It has worked well.
Tomorrow we move into Athens proper, enjoying our last few days together before half of us go back to the states and half of us fly to Egypt. But right now it is quiet, I am warm, and we are going to recap a little.
Favorite place we’ve stayed:
Fred – Salzburg
Jonelle – Salzburg
Jennifer – Salzburg
Jared – Salzburg or Bratislava (we didn’t stay there, but spent the day and loved it)
Favorite sight we’ve seen:
Fred – Hungarian Parliament, Austrian Alp, Neuchwanstein (he can’t pick)
Jonelle – Hungarian Parliament
Jennifer – The Tower of London
Jared – St Paul’s Cathedral
Favorite land transit:
Fred – Train to Prague
Jonelle – Train to Salzburg or London Metro
Jen – London Metro
Jared – London Metro
Favorite food collectively:
English breakfast at Garfunkel’s in London behind the National Gallery
Slovakian coffee and cake at Kaffee Mayer in Bratislava
Austrian dinner at Zwettler’s in Salzburg (which Jared described as “a religious experience” and then declared that he was going to move into the restaurant)
Greek dinner at the Alexandra Family Tavern in Panteleimon (we aren’t sure it was actually open, but the lights were all on and there was a fire, so we tried going in and they sat us down, gave us great food, all with a view of the Aegean)
States that we (Fred and I) have hit in the last two months:
And the District of Columbia for a bonus
Canadian territories or provinces visited:
Modes of transit:
Car (our own, rental, Uber, charter)