Frankenstein enters into a body building competition and finds he has seriously misunderstood the objective
I ran to catch my intl flight to Zurich. Currently I am halfway there. The absolute middle of my travel day. I am tired but very awake. I need to nap for a couple of hours. Some of the guys on this flight surprise me by being decent looking. Which is nice since I am away from the Calgary hockey , cowboy hunks that I have come to know and love. Goodnight Calgary, Toronto. Good morning Zurich, and Athens.
I hardly slept, so the plan today is to stay wake as much as I possibly can with coffee, tea, and alcohol. It is exactly 6 hours off from Toronto to Zurich which we arrive in at about 8am. We will see how bad the difference is when we go to bed later. April 30 almost never entirely happened because of my flight. I watched Cool Runnings and already miss Calgary.
Every flight I go on seems to have non of the same people. It saddens me that nobody is going on the same trip as me. Although, Europeans do dress much better than us Canadians. I now have a free visa for Zurich even though I am only here for a couple of hours each way. It’s a good thing that I printed off my flight itinerary because it came in handy a couple of times. Switzerland is currently one of the greenest places that I have ever gotten the pleasure of seeing. It’s overcast, but I don’t mind. Overcast in Calgary is different from any other place. Simply beautiful. Oh yeah, I am very awake by the way. Ok, so I scratch that of when I said that no one from my flights actually match. There is one, possibly two. My thoughts are exact as I thought when I left Toronto. Oh yeah, and I never want to have another 1 hour connection, because that was stressful.
I’m going on my first code share flight with Swiss international airlines and Air Canada. I think I fucked up the Swiss airlines name just a tad, but I do know that the code is LX! Thanks GEOG and Airfare pricing class! Although those were helpful classes, it is still slightly difficult to navigate airports.
I want to take Swiss airlines more often. They gave me yogurt and a croissant. It’s better than the air Canada snacks , for sure.
Those awesome trip leaders were there to pick me up, oh how nice it was to find them after trying so hard to find them for the 15 minutes after my flight.
The beds squeak so much, but it is fun. I like the girls that I am going with and the guys that are tagging along are lets say awesome in their own way. The male group leaders are cute at least, although one of them has the same name as one of my brothers. That is kind of weird.
In other news, my adapter works :), and I had shown mila this writing so far before the end and she liked it. Mandy, Dakota, and their friend came later and I met them at breakfast. We have maud, Cassie, sassy, mila, and another girl in my room and group leaders Carrie and Isla. Then we have John and Graham as group leaders and Mitch, and Edward as the extra men of the group. We also have a couple of couples who are seasoned travellers that are following us on our journey. Jessa and Caleb, gabby and nolan, and a couple who is on their pre-honeymoon.
Sometimes you can go to bed at a good time hopefully being out of jetlag, and then you actually sleep for 3 hours and then do the hourly wake up, check phone and go back to sleep. It is currently 5am. 3 more hours till I actually have to be awake. I guess I will have to push through with the jetlag until a much better time tomorrow night.
The acropolis. No words can compare the amount of beauty and history that it holds. The walking tour was perhaps the best of the day time. The guy was informative, and quite interested in the history of Athens.
Sleeping on the ferry was as I expected. I slept and that was all. My arms are actually pretty burned as well as one of my shoulders. Opening up so far is pretty hard as always. But when I am tired, it is pretty hard to focus on anything. I do like mornings though, the colours are just starting to appear and the coolness of the morning just wakes you up as it should. But 6am is definitely too early, for sure.
Arriving in Crete, the food that they were cooking smelled delicious and made me really hungry. On the 2 hour drive we went through many winds and turns, people could get quite ill from that. Swimming happened and I got myself all burned in patches. I am now nicknamed dirs because of the character from workaholics. It is not bad since I have not exactly had a nickname before. Also we had a nice family dinner with everybody with a good portion of us getting a little drunk around the town before going to the bar and having a good dance party.