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Good morning from Athens!
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009
My computer says it's 8:00 a.m. in California, and after almost 24 hours of travel I'm in Athens awaiting my final flight to Crete. As predicted, it was raining in Frankfurt, but I enjoyed a nice (if very tiny for $3) espresso during my layover there.
For all you travel bugs out there, here's the latest: in Frankfurt, you don't have to take off your shoes when you go through security, though you do have to go through security even though you just got off a plane.
In Athens, same deal. But my shoes made the detector beep, so I got to put my feet (one at a time) on this little machine which then, after testing them for who knows what, lit up with a green "okay" sign, and I was good to go.
I sometimes wonder what aliens from another planet would think of the strange rituals we have here, like x-raying our shoes and putting our liquids in little plastic bags. Or getting instructions about life vests for a water landing, and then flying over the Austrian Alps.
Now, aren't you glad you took the time to read this brilliant, jet-lag post?
Posted by Aimee Moiso