Made it to Athens. Long day’s journey. With a 5:30AM flight and giving enough time for security at Tel Aviv airport, there was no sense paying for a night’s accommodation. So I gave up a night’s sleep. It didn’t start well as the morons at Nesher Taxi, the company that operates sheruts, which are shared taxis and much cheaper than taking a single cab, decided that there was no room for me even though I made a reservation two days in advance, in person. The worst part was that there was no apology, no admission of a screwup. The idiot just tells me “no room.” This meant paying about four times as much for a taxi since that was my only option that time of night. Oh well. One of the hazards of travel and service outside the USA.
Here’s the journey so far: