A Couple from Izrael stopped and by accident started to block traffic.
Road was narrow right next to the parking lot and for 2 cars simultaneously drive right next to each other was nearly impossible. They were one of those people who are just happy and excited. They agreed to give us a lift until Komilio. Where road breaks of to either Lefkas town or Vassiliki .
It was small road all the way to the split and drive was slow. K tried to speak some Hebrew. But couple did not seem to enjoy that.So we changed subject to travel.Soon enough main road showed up and they stopped.
Time on the road again .Our goal was to arrive in Vassiliki by the end of the day .So far we have done about 40 km from Lefkas town to Porto Katsiki by hitchhiking.
We stood just outside parking lot of Porto Katsiki .It was getting windy and dark clouds started to gather towards us coming from the sea like huge mountains moving closer and closer. Rain was near.
A Couple from Izrael stopped and by accident started to block traffic Road was narrow right next to the parking lot and for 2 cars simultaneously drive right next to each other was nearly impossible. They were one of those people who are just happy and excited. They agreed to give us a lift until Komilio. Where road breaks of to either Lefkas town or Vassiliki . It was small road all the way to the split and drive was slow. K tried to speak some Hebrew. But couple did not seem to enjoy that.So we changed subject to travel.Soon enough main road showed up and they stopped.
Sign said 12 km to Vassiliki and Google said it`s gonna rain at 5 pm ( 4:30 pm at the time). Why does Google come in to this story. Well, we have this friend. Who most likely will not read this post. But he really is convinced that Google is always right. And somehow when we checked forecast we laughed our asses off there on the road under dark clouds and no rain yet about Google being always right. Well, we had to keep time going somehow and at that time this seemed like an important topic to discuss.
After just few minutes(Or what felt like few minutes to me and half an hour to K) = Jackpot !
We noticed a car stopped on road just before turning on the main road .. We did not knew if they are going to Vassilikos or Leflada town .
All i knew ..
They have a little funny looking dog staring at me trough window .So as a joke i started to pretend as calling the dog and making funny sounds.
To my surprise driver turned towards Vassilikos and stopped by us ..Couple from Hungary . And the dog of course , not sure if it was from Hungary .After 30 minutes filled with small talk and awkward broken English we arrived in Vassilikos . Hungarian couple continued on and dropped us off at camping.
Since the morning we found online a campsite in in town that seemed like a decent place to stay. Right in towns center and cheap. We walked up the entrance window and asked, but young girl with brown hair sadly informed us that place is full and there are no other options. I kept asking for any option, but she only could offer for us to buy sleeping bags and tent in any shop in town and then we could sleep. That did not seem to pay off at the time.
We arrived... Vassiliki was in front of us and in front of it!
We stopped at little café. Still with no place to stay. Tired, smelly and hungry.Had 2 coffees and 2 snacks (7.60 euro) And browsed booking.com . Staff at cafe offered us a place to stay for 40 euro a night. We appreciated good intentions, but decided to keep browsing Booking.com and scored .27.50euro at Wind hotel right by the beach.
Instant booking online and 30 minutes later we were at the spot that Maps.Me GPS told us. We always trusted this up while traveled, but this time it seemed confused.
We ended up in resort that is connected with Wind Hotel, but is not Wind Hotel itself. We checked in at this hotel desk and they walked us to the building next to it and let us in our room.
Lovely little bathroom with strong shower, big bed that this time I got, sofa bed that K agreed to use in this hotel with agreement that other time we will switch.Also we got balcony with 3 chairs, table and astray of course.
And now while i write this i am sitting in a comfy bed and watching the only English speaking channel on tv that happens to be news channel .Funny enough all news are horrible and world seems to be going insane .But here in Lefkada Island - Vassilikos .
Well... There are quite a few kind people around, out there in a "big, bad world"...
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