Departing home (Mary Curry)
We arrived into Athens on time (after 3 long flights- hooray!) and caught the Metro into town. It was rush hour and crowded so I tried to keep careful watch on all of our luggage. Just as we were about to get off in Monastiraki, I felt a man pushing me from behind who seemed to be in a bigger hurry than necessary. I was suspicious and turned around as he pushed by me. Sure enough, he had pickpocketed my daypack and had my travel wallet (with no money and only luggage tags and an itinerary) in his hand. I bumped the wallet saying loudly, "Hey, that's mine!". He dropped it on the floor and hurried out of the train.
We got to our hotel and walked to Victoria Square for a substantial dinner of meatballs, Cretan Salad, and souvlaki before trying to get some sleep.