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We spend the morning cleaning, washing and old jobs before driving into town, the Vodafone SIM card and dongle won't work. It connects to the Internet but we can't open any pages! The girl in the shop played around with it for a short while and the called technical services, who couldn't get it to work either. We gave up! We set off for the Vale of Tembi, a massive gorge carved out by the Pinios River between Mt Olympus and Mt Ossa. The roads were very quite, it makes you ...
... especially the struggle against the Turks and the Second World War. There were
very patriotic commentaries next to these. We also saw the old kitchen,
refectory, carpenters workshop, ossuary and wine cellar with a huge wooden barrel that
could hold 12000 litres.
The church was also very fine, with
beautifully painted walls, but it was rather hard to see as it was absolutely
full of ...
... we saw was meant to be closed on a Wednesday, but for some reason it was open today and we got there with only an hour to spare. Monastery of Roussanou was the smallest of the three we got to go inside, but I think it was the nicest. It looked the most modern inside, as if they had just renovated it, and the church pictures were so different from anything I’ve seen before. The first room you walked into was all pictures of death and ...
... historical figure being inside this structure at some point in time. This museum was informative for us all.
As we ended our day by taking the two hour drive to the town of Kalambaka, another student presentation was given to the class and professors. Marlana Cirillo, Crystal Ingram and myself gave a presentation on pop music of Greece and Turkey. To start the presentation Crystal Ingram gave ...
... being invaded by Turkish raiders who were after the more fertile soil on the Thessaly plains and Meteora was a great hideaway for monks. They were 500 - 600m up very inaccessible rocks, reached only by ladders which they could pull up if they ever felt threatened - it does make you wonder how the first ones got up...they must have possessed great "free climbing" skills creating handholds, etc. Anyway, Asanathios founded the first proper monastery and called ...