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Travel Blogs from Metsovo
As predicted this morning it is very cool and looking up into the mountains there is a thick layer of fog. Our tour director Lisa looks a little worse for wear - and she tells us that one of Greece's famous basket ball teams was staying in the hotel last night, and partying in the room above hers!! Luckily I slept soundly! We layer up for our drive up into the hills to visit two monasteries - first built in 1500BC. As we get closer we see a large cave in the side of the mountain - ...
... purchased the drink package) with our new Aussie friends and tried to win again at the casino but no luck.
Dave and Jewel decorated the cabin for Jolene and gave her a new guess watch bracelet as her present. Not much St Patricks celebrations over here but Jewel and Jolene wore their shamrocks around. Dave decided to wear his shamrock glasses around and also made our cabin steward Chevez wear them for a photo as well.
This morning we headed off on our first day excursion to visit the site of the first Olympic Games. The usual circus of all the different groups sorted by language gathered at various spots in the ship to be escorted off to the buses waiting on the wharf. Our bus was mainly English speaking and one family from Spain, so everything is read out in both languages by our tour guide. We met a couple from Toronto, a couple from Tweed a Heads , Australia and an English couple ...
... are six operating monasteries originally built in the 14th & 15th century.
The tour brochures swear that you can visit all six in one day. They are wrong. It took us three days. These include:
- Great Meteoron Monastery
- Varlaam ...
... with Rome believing the Pope had supreme power over the church while Constantinople believed all bishops who professed their faith in Jesus Christ were successors to St. Peter.
Basically the east believed the Pope to be first among equals but not infallible and not with absolute authority. The other main difference between the east and the west concerns the Holy Spirit. The west believes ...
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