Great rest day!
We woke up later than usual all on our own. No alarm clock. It was glorious!
We quietly took our packs out of our room as not to disturb our 2 roommates that were still sleeping. We went downstairs to the kitchen and finished our pizza from the night before and walked a couple of kilometres to our hotel.
We dropped our packs and were thrilled to learn that we could check in early. We went to a cafe for tea and orange juice and thoroughly enjoyed people watching. The lady at the table next to us was a character. In her 80’s, full face of makeup, loved her 3 fake freckles that she drew on each cheek and enjoyed wandering to talk with people while leaving her purse right out on her table. That provided us with an hour of entertainment.
Our waitress was quite good at English but not feeling confident with it. She apologized so much that we thought she was Canadian (har har har) 😜
We checked in to our hotel and Mom and I each had a nap. Karis played on her phone. We took our time laying around more and headed out at about 4:30 hoping for dinner. Nope. Nowhere opens until 8:30 for that! We were lucky to find a little cafe where we could have a drink and a snack.
Back to the hotel to lay around again, have baths (soooo nice!!) and make some phone calls home. A little foot care and finally dinner! We went to a restaurant right next door to the hotel. Mom and I each had vegetable lasagna while Karis had spaghetti with pesto sauce. It was for sure the best meal I have had since we’ve been here.
We are back in our room now and headed to bed. 5am will come quickly. We plan to walk to Arcade tomorrow. About 20-25km. But guess what?? We are shipping our packs again! We got a taste of the dark side and it’s sooooo good!!!