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... the land lady picked it up when she brought us a mozzie zapper (I was going to charge it last night but we headed out for dinner) but this morning it was no where to be seen. When I went out to make an early cuppa the breakfast lady was able to give me one from a stash in the drawer which was great - so I was able to give this a good charge today while we were out.
I made a coffee and as the lady was organised early we got to eat before ...
... from the outside. We saw evidence of a big new rail line with lots of tunnels but due to the financial situation they have just stopped it where it is, which is sad as no work = no money circulation.
Finally arrived in Kalabaka which is set in a valley with the rocks rising dramatically at one side. Population around 14000 and very shabby with pockets of cheer in the form of flower pots. We found our guest house easily with the ...
... a redbud. The trees consist mainly of evergreen and holly
leaved oak and plane trees, and we also saw wild fig trees, olives and carobs.
The ground cover included wild mint and oregano and rock rose (cistus). Part
way up the hill we came to a sort of plateau where there was a statue of a monk
who had played a leading role in a rebellion against Turkish role. He was
depicted in priestly robes, with a ...
... an hour for the next. I tried to relax and started reading 'the power of NOW'. Now this book was covered in deodorant because it was full of **** but there were some ideas which resonanted with me. Sometimes when you are emotional, you should take a step back and view your thought rom a rational outsider's point of view. Also cherish the moment of NOW so you won't worry about the past or future. After two buses, I arrived in ...
... I checked it out, and it turns out there are just many different acceptable spellings nowadays. The town was built on the location of the ancient city of Aiginion, but the name "Kalabaka," supposedly a Turkish word meaning "powerful fortress," is more recent. Since then, the name has been Anglicized as Kalampaka, Kalambaka, Kalabaki, and Kalabak. I chose to use the "Kalambaka" spelling simply because that's the only one that populated on this website.