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... scary looking young men jumped out from the bushes and trees and suddenly made for the bus. They looked more like the migrant workers than the Albanians we had left behind!
... like pigeons or chickens or some kind of bird which no doubt were the most recent occupants. Very eerie, I almost expected to see two yellow dots or eyes in some of the photos. Gah! We quickly got out of there and headed back for Kalabaka which was about another half an hours walk.
Finally made it back, we plonked in the first seats we found. My feet were throbbing and my back was sore. I ordered a big strong gin while Jason threw back a beer. We ended up doing ...
... It was very interesting and it is a necessary and valuable trade skill to know how to do! Next we stopped for food and then Jazmine, Lisa, and I gave our presentation on Sacred Greek Music while everyone tried to stay awake!! Finally we arrived in Delphi and had to race pf the bus so we didn't hold up traffic for too long in this very small and cozy town!! I am excited to explore and see what this place has to offer!!
In Northern Greece political upheaval and danger from the Turkish raiders during the early 1400s made being a monk a surprisingly dangerous occupation. Fortunately for the monks, tall sandstone (actually conglomerate with rare sandstone lenses, but I digress) spires proved safe haven. The monks built many monasteries near the top of spires. Rope ladders were then used to access the monasteries, and the monks would simply pull the ladders up if ...
... and walk. Look at this fellow pilgrim's walk. When you're done with his video, you can watch more.
Most of the steps (themselves) are uneven making the trek even more problematic. I define uneven steps as the space between treads. They could be separated by 3-5" ...