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We checked out of our hotel in Nafolio at 9 - just in time to miss the hordes of people from the cruise ship that docked overnight - taxi drivers even slept in their cars to be first in line for the fares. We headed north and west and drove a couple of hours to Sparta/i and Mystras. The militaristic Spartans of the 6th and 5th century BC left no ruins of note - and excavations have only gone down to the Roman era of first century BC. What was there was used in the 13th century AD ...
... it’ is an underground spring that produces a varying flow of amazingly blue water from depths of over 80 meters. No one yet knows exactly where it comes from. On entry, it is bloody freezing/refreshing. Our last Albanian sight was the town of Gjirokaster. We had heard word of this being a particularly dodgy area of Albania as it is located next to the drug capital, yet we had no trouble. Turns out the ‘drug capital’ is a tiny sleepy town. It was a great look ...
... upper Fortress Gate at Mystras. The site is massive and goes from the top of the mountain down, down and down. We parked and walked in and bought tickets at the booth. The guide book and the ticket lady told us to climb up to the castle first so that's what we did.
AT home we have something called the Grouse Grind. It's a path that you can climb up to get to the top of Grouse Mountain. People often talk about it ...
... things uncovered and a whole section in the back of the site that Jen and I must have missed. It was not bad temperature wise when we arrived but it was quite warm by the time were were done at 11. The site was quite crowded with many different tours. Most were quite non irritating but one group had guides with whistles and they were just annoying blowing their whistles all the time. I guess it was appropriate though ...
... easily defended spur of Mount Taygetos with the modern city of Sparta below in the distant heat haze. Ancient Sparta is buried beneath the modern city so not much to see apparently. (I have since been told that there is lots to see in Sparta. Another time!). Patrick is very kind and stays in the shade with the dogs. They will not allow ...