1. Phototour - Ruins at Delphi - Grounded Traveler
    July 11, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    […] part of my mad dash about the Greek mainland, I wanted to also see the Ruins at Delphi. From Meteora and Greek Orthodox Christian monasteries I […]

  2. Authentic vs Traditional » Grounded Traveler
    December 27, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    […] the only authentic experiences are to be found outside of any tourist infrastructure. Though given the times that I have trucked about in the hinterlands lost just looking to get where I thought I wanted to […]

  3. Ali
    October 23, 2010 @ 3:20 am

    I like to really get to know a place but I do tend to travel at a quicker pace. Usually it works well for me but I did push it too far in the spring. I left Hong Kong for Macau thinking a few hours would be plenty before my flight to Kuala Lumpur. I spent 1 night in KL & then flew to Singapore for 1 night & then flew to Australia. I had a meltdown in Singapore b/c I didn’t leave enough time to breathe. Luckily an overpriced lunch at Raffles Hotel along with the most amazing piña colada cured me.

    I didn’t realize you were only 15 minutes from missing the ferry to Italy! So glad you made it!

    • Andrew
      October 23, 2010 @ 8:23 am

      Pina Coladas can do that I’ve heard. As well as vanilla martinis? At that speed, I just get overwhelmed quickly and don’t enjoy anything.

      If the system had been german-efficient, I would have been fine. Even on the italian timetable, I would have been less stressed. But when the bus is printed as leaving at one, written over in marker as leaving at 1:15 and didn’t actually arrive until after 1:30 all after a vague about 2-3 hours travel time from the guy… yeah stressed.
      Ferry, yeah I had an e-ticket to turn in. So I had to walk through the almost rioting crowds to the building and checked in at 5:20. The ticket lady told me I had to walk up 3 blocks and back to get into the port and boat, and last checkin was 5:45. Though the boat didn’t leave until 6. I’m very glad I made it too; but won’t do that again.

  4. Keith Savage
    October 22, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

    Good read, glad it turned out OK. Lessons learned.

    • Andrew
      October 23, 2010 @ 8:17 am

      Thanks. Yeah, in the end just very tired.