Day 11: Naples

I had turned the air-conditioning off over the night and so ben woke up at 5:30 because it was too hot and was looking out at the sun rising from our amazing balcony that looked over Naples and onto Vesuvius. I went out to have a look at the sunrise over Vesuvius too....

Day 10: Athens/ Naples

Ben woke me up at 8:45 because we needed to get leave at 10. Turns out they were pretty relaxed about us hanging out in the room for 15-20 minutes after 10 since we had given the key back and stripped the sheets. We had to leave by latest 11 so we got a taxi to the...

Day 8/9

Day 8: Athens – Aegina The morning started a bit later than we expected but we got ready and took the train to the ferry port: Piraeus. From there we bought 8 euro tickets to Aegina, a one-hour ferry from Athens. We found our ferry and went and sat on the seats...

Day 6/7

Day 6: Istanbul/Athens The day started off slow but we wanted to walk around a bit before coming back to the hostel until we realised we didn’t have accommodation for the night. So we walked back to the hostel and booked a hotel in Athens for the night. After that we...

Day 5: Istanbul

The fifth day travelling was the last full day in Istanbul. We didn’t have any big plans except that we we’re meeting one of Mum and Dad’s friends, Özlem, a local! I’d managed to sleep in a bit so when I woke up, a bit later, I had breakfast with Ben. The breakfast...

Day 4: Istanbul

Day four was the chill day following a big sightseeing day previously. I still got up early and went for a little walk, to get some simit and water. Once Ben woke up and we had breakfast, we walked down the main road near our hostel to explore a new side, and had been...