I managed to somehow break one of our ‘unbreakable’ melamine bowls – so need to look out for a new one or take turns eating our cereal in the morning. Swapped a couple more books with some Aussies we met; Jim Morrison’s biography and Motley Crew’s Nicky 6’s diary – I think we came off better this time.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins
Monday, 21 September 2009
Day 132 - 13th September, Sunday, Camping Athens
We drove the last 70kms to Athens and after an expensive tour of the town’s toll motorways (in both directions! Oops) we eventually found the only campsite in the city and spent longer than usual in the scorching hot showers – bliss.