Okay, I suppose it was naive of me to expect that after five days of striking that the metro and suburban railway could manage to operate for more than five hours without going on strike again. The positive side to this is that I’m getting pretty good at dealing with Athenian taxi drivers. No longer do I hover on the edge of the pavement with a pleading tone to my voice. Oh no, now I’m in the cab before I even start to say where I want to go and then keep repeating my destination with different accents until one of them registers with the cabbie.
It was a long and expensive cab journey today but it did allow me to read the Athens News in its entirety including this wonderful ad from Miss Nena. I’m not sure that I have any Japanese readers but if anyone can help the lady out then I’m sure she’ll be more than grateful.