Travel and the Art of Compromise.
Massachusetts, Mexico, San Diego, Massachusetts, Amsterdam, Serbia and now Greece.
It’s been a fun, but busy month and now we find ourselves behind the 8-Ball (in terms of work) in Thessaloniki, Greece. So, we have chosen to forgo our original (and a bit challenging–financially and logistically) plans of island hopping our way to Turkey.
Instead, we will spend our time exploring northern Greece while making our way to the Turkey border, hitting such spots as Meteora and Mt. Olympus.
Beth and I (especially Beth) are a bit disappointed that we can’t make it to any of the islands, in particular Santorini, this time, but we know its the right thing to do.
Despite, being closer to the islands than we’ve ever been in our lives, the reality is we are still just a bit too far away to make it really work. Getting to Santorini from Thessaloniki would require a five hour train ride to Athens and then a seven hour ferry ride the next morning. After a couple of epic planning sessions, we finally came to terms that we just don’t have the time to fit the islands in this time around. So, we’ve decided to make it a priority to come back to Greece in the future and spend at least a month pitching tents (apparently the country is a camper’s paradise) and island hopping.
It seems like traveling and compromise go together like Joan Rivers and plastic surgery, so I’m curious have you ever had to put a place on the back burner despite it being within reach? If so, did you ever make it back?
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