Sometimes, the only way to go is not straight. This is what happened in the last 24 hours beginning in Ohio and ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Air traffic issues in Philadelphia.
Changed route: Chicago-Rome-Dubrovnik. Barely made it to gate only to be told to wait.
Broken door on aircraft equaled 3 hour delay. Plus an hour of sitting on the tarmac.
Changed route: Rome-Athens-Dubrovnik.
Air traffic issues in Rome. Waited 30 minutes.
Missed flight to Dubrovnik by 20 minutes.
Overnight in Athens courtesy of Alitalia (thank you).
Follow me as I share with you this Pearl of the Adriatic from my eyes.