Καλώς ήρθατε!

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Or in English: Welcome!

Ellen and I (yep, that’s where the name comes from, but I’ll explain it better a little bit later) thought that it would be a nice idea to document our holiday trip this way for ourselves, but maybe also for others that enjoy this.

We are on our way to Ithaca, a small island on the west side of Greece, just next to Kefalonia. If you want to find exactly where it is, check it here on Google maps.

Friends of us, Rob and Petra, offered to drive us to Schiphol in the middle of the night. So sweet! ♡

We expected it to be hectic and chaotic at the luggage drop-off and the security gate, but 20 minutes later, we were already looking for a nice cup of coffee near our gate.

Unfortunately, there was only one restaurant open; apparently, that was where everybody was because it was crowded! I guess everybody was craving coffee and breakfast.
An hour later, we could finally sit down and enjoy our cappuccino.

But hey, our holiday has started, so we switch gears to a more Mediterranean rhythm. No worries.
And having to wait, already close to your gate, having a nice breakfast is pretty relaxed.

The waiting turned into a pretty active morning, really unexpected as we participated in a game of ‘find-your-gate. The rules are simple. Walk to the gate that the information sign mentions.
First, we are directed from gate C15 to D68. Then, we find our way through all the people still waiting for coffee or tea and finally reach the gate at the very end of the terminal. According to my Fitbit, we walk around 1200 steps.

Round 2! As soon as we arrived, the information for our gate changed to C22. Somebody was having a lot of fun this morning, I guess…
1200 steps later, we find ourselves amongst a group of travelers checking the information signs every five minutes…

Just an hour to go, Exciting!

O, before we board, about the name ‘ellenik.’ Obviously, it refers to Ellen and me (‘ik’ is I in Dutch), or ‘El en ik’ (El and I), but it also flirts a bit with Hellenica (Ελληνικά), which means ‘Greek.’

We’re about to board so I will put my laptop away. Maybe I’ll write another post tonight or else tomorrow!

Τα λέμε! (see you soon!)


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