Villa Del Lago
Travel Blogs from Kastoria
... the maps I needed onto his netbook.
The standard of driving dropped dramatically when we entered Albania, we had to go right through the centre of the capital city Tirana,manic! Cars coming from every direction.
Our group expanded to six today with Scottish Mike joining us.Both Shayne and Mike had minor offs due ...
... of illness. We just managed to make it over the border into Albania the following day, to a town called Skhoder, where we checked into a hotel to speed the recovery. It worked!
There was no secret that we had just left the EU. Almost immediately the roads were worse, the driving was more haphazard, the standard vehicles plummeted, not to mention the relative poverty that was so evident. Despite this, the great majority of drivers encountered so ...
From Thessaloniki we travelled to Kastoria, and waited there for the other bus who goes next to the camp!
We met Francesco there, very nice Swiss guy, who we became
friends with, in rainbow family! We met a latvian guy, a slovakian, polish, israelians and many more while we were on the bus, people have already started
to play music with all kind of instruments...like wooden flutes and santur, many drums and classical instruments! it was like heaven for us:) when we ...
Greeks understood hand-to-hand combat, raping of their women, and the destruction of their village. It was war - inherently evil where there are no rules and everything is fair-game. Everyone knew they would eventually prevail. It was just a matter of time before they would liberate themselves. A few years of Nazi control or 400 years of Ottoman occupation - time was always on their side. The Greek insurgents knew every boulder ...
My father's father served as the village priest at St. Demetrios at the turn of the 20th century. His picture is on the wall of the Narthex, the first room one enters to light a candle before entering the body of the church. His love for the Church and freedom from occupiers was renowned - so much so that the Ottoman Turks beheaded him on the steps of the Church when he refused to disclose the insurgents' whereabouts. I ...
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