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... inscription on one side- and that I could barely decode. When I say "barely," I really mean I couldn't at all.
We spent our first afternoon in Delphi admiring the view of the mountain range, taking ridiculous photos of ourselves (and our gummy bear who made it to this blog's title) near the cliff edges, and visiting the Temple of Athena. That evening, we ventured into ...
We saw the majesty of ancient Delphi, including the Temple
of Apollo, where the oracle once prophesied.
This ancient sanctuary is beautifully set in a landscape fit for a god,
at the foot of a mountain with a vista over olive groves ...
We’re on the road again.
A very comfortable bus. We’re
driving through the huge mountain range through central Greece.
We stopped at a workshop where they make icons for the Greek
Orthodox Church. They first make the
canvas they paint on by using very fine cotton cloth and coat it with paste,
plaster and some other common ingredients.
They sand it till its smooth, ...
Sadly when we awoke the weather was lousy and the Meteora towers were shrouded in clouds, as the bedroom picture shows. It only got worse after that with the pinnacles invisible by the time we set out, so unfortunately we had to put it on the "do it next time we're here" list. Our brief window of time in Greece meant we had to move on. Our next stop Delphi, to visit the famous Oracle. Though I don’t think she’s working there anymore. There was one ...
... for when another road is connecting onto the highway, then, the posted speed limit for about 200 metres is 50-60 km/hr which everyone ignores. Twice I ran into a problem with this system. I would be approaching a very slow moving vehicle as I went 100. But at the same time another car going about 140 would be bearing down behind me. I would have to slam on my breaks (which I did one time) or speed up and cut off the guy behind ...