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... where we are pleased to find the triathlon has finished and been cleared away. Jarun lake has a sort of stony beach at sections and has showers, cafes, lifeguards, toilets and more. It’s a nice way to cool off and I challenge myself to swim across and back while Jonny snorkels. We utilise the free showers and on our way out spot a family of turtles and catfish of all sizes happily frolicking in the lake. We’ve swum in 2 lakes in the last 3 days so we are ...
... what about if there are two of you wanting a shower? Just as well its very warm, I would not be happy at all in cooler weather. Despite the moans, this is actually a very nice place as far as the town goes according to the reviews and we are happy with the location being so close to the train and the great views we have from our deck. It is spacious and relatively new and reasonably priced at €68 a night inclusive of views and breakfast.
... with us were there, and we enjoyed catching up with them before finding our
free desserts, a small ice cream cone, and walking back gently to the hotel.
Wednesday 24 September – Monastery day at Meteora
In the morning we got the bus to the Grand
Meteora monastery. Like Varlaam, this originally had access only by means of a
net which was hauled up or let down by a ...
... how they first got up there, and then had to get all the supplies to the top if this rock to build something. It is just amazing.
We paid our €3 to get into the monastery and spent about an hour walking around inside. They each had a church inside with some incredibly ornate paintings depicting what I assume are stories from the bible. We walked down from Great Meteora to the next monastery called Varlaam. This one was a little bit ...
... the mountains that we could walk on these huge rocks to get a better view. Well when we got out we saw a flood of Asians at the mountain standing in a straight line, one behind the other. At the beginning of the line was a man who was praying over each individual person and blessing them right on top of the mountain! It was such a beautiful site to see. We then took our pictures and headed to the last monastery of the day.
Now when we ...