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... movie 300 that's the war they are referring to here) and once more to stretch our legs. Our hotel is a lot fancier than we were expecting and we have a fantastic view of the meteora's. Apparently tomorrow we will be seeing a nunnery and a monastery. We are required to wear clothes that cover us from shoulder to knees. I'm excited but cautious at he same time. It doesn't look like it did in all the photos. Only tomorrow will ...
... 3 each. The coffee was very”grainy” and sweet, even though I said no sugar. It is very hot by now 38C I would say. At 1-30 we set off by coach for an afternoon tour.Our guide was called Stadi a very pleasant lady, who told us that the area has plenty of subterrannean water which is essential for them to grow olives,tomatoes & grapes. Our “wine tasting tour” was to a winery which has been family owned since 1864.
In 1930’s ...
... only saw a couple of monks and nuns at each one but Maria said that there are about 30 living at each. We were not allowed to take pictures inside so unfortunately cannot share the beauty of these churches visually.
When we were leaving the convent, Mel went to pet a stray cat that ended up cuddling with her and curled up on her lap. She so wanted to take him home...he had some sores and burrs matted into his fur…poor ...
... the monks and nuns practice on a daily basis.
When we went into the main church we learned some brief history about the church and then we performed a very informal impromptu. We sang the short version of one of our pieces entitled "The Best of All" that ends with an "Amen" prayer.
Once we left Valaarm we headed towards the second monastery Agia Triada, which is about 5 minutes away! On our way there was this beautiful beautiful ...
... this very stubborn cough that has nearly gone....but never gone!