This week, I’m in Greece at Chautauqua. Chautauqua is an event where folks from all over the world come to talk abour personal finance, goals and dreams in a spectacular setting.
Since I’m pretty busy, I’ll throw up some short reports this week with random pictures and thoughts.
Planes And Plain Tired
Getting to Greece isn’t easy. First, Mrs. 1500 and I flew from Denver to Chicago. After a mad run to get through O’Hare airport, we boarded our next flight to Istanbul. From Istanbul, we flew to Thessaloniki. We were traveling for almost 24 hours and since our first flight left at 4 pm, we had been up for almost 36 hours before we finally got to our hotel.
Sleep deprivation sucks. I cannot sleep on planes. I bought one of those neck pillows. Nothing. Next I tried an eyeshade. Still nothing. So, I gave up. On long flights, I work or read until my brain can’t take it anymore. Then, I watch mindless nonsense on the in-flight entertainment system. On the way back and forth to the bathroom, I jealously sneer at all of the plane sleepers. Jerks.
It’s the little things that amuse me. In Greece, the ground floor is known as 0. The basement is -1. In America, the ground floor is 1 and the basement is B. The European system makes more sense to my mathy mind.
On Saturday, we took a walking tour of the city.
One of the awesome aspects of the Ecuador Chautauqua two years ago was the food. This Chautauqua is every bit as good:
On Sunday, we moved on to Cavo Olympo, a resort on the Aegean Sea at the base of Mount Olympus. This place does not suck:
More updates coming when I catch up on my sleep…
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