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Sunday was a travel day for us. In the brutal summer heat, we took Sandy on a 600km ride down south from the East of Thessaloniki. It went well for several hours making some good ground until suddenly our beloved VW T2 broke down just in front of a toll station for a brief period and wouldn’t start any more. With the help of Google, we finally found the starter motor and managed to get her back on the road. We continued going on at only around 80km/h through the evening heat, which still measured at just below 40°, and finally managed to reach the outskirts of the Greek capital. In the descent of the night, the toll stations appeared to be like the US-Mexican border control with the sheer amount of cars wanting to pass through. We finally arrived at one of the most interesting places of our trip so far, home to about half of the country’s population: Athens.