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Il Punto, and a Plethora of Pre-Patras Preparations

Athens to Brindisi via Patras - 20 Mar 15

Athens to Brindisi via Patras – 20 Mar 15

This is our last day in Athens. Tomorrow, early in the morning, we drive from here to Patras to catch that ferry I’ve written about a couple of times now.

Today, we need to gather together the articles for Issue #7 of Curated, the weekly mailing that goes out to our #CreativeTribes Slack community, and, in a nutshell, get a bunch of stuff done, pre-departure.

We’ve gone grocery shopping to pick up food for the road/ferry journey tomorrow which will end on Saturday morning in Brindisi, Italy. We’re planning on spending Read more

Journey from Ithaca to Athens via Lefkada

Ithaca to Athens - 13 Mar 15

Journey from Ithaca to Athens via Lefkada (13 March 2015)

Although I’ve alluded to our journey, this past Friday, from Ithaca to Athens via Lefkada, I’ve wanted to write a post about the combined car-ferry journey.

We originally booked a ferry to Kyllini (see below map) for the same morning, leaving at 7 a.m. versus the ferry we actually caught to Vasiliki (Lefkada) at 9 a.m. But less than 48 hours before departure, when Mufidah walked into her haircut appointment in Vathy and the conversation inevitably turned to our leaving Ithaca on Friday morning via the ferry to Kyllini, we were thrown one of those travel challenges that seem somewhat par for the course. Read more

Letter from Athens

Mufidah on Lykavittos Hill, Athens

Mufidah on Lykavittos Hill, Athens © 2015 Sean M. Madden

Once again, the below started out as a brief update within our #CreativeTribes Slack community. I wrote this longer version this morning, left it for the afternoon, and returned to it again this evening. Read more