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... of 7) and in the hull of the ship, at the very lowest level and well below the water line. You can literally hear and feel the water sloshing in the floor and walls. I’m convinced I’m not going to sleep a wink and the cabin feels cramped and isolated, but actually it’s not as bad as I think. Our next ferry is in the evening, and as we have arrived in Bari at 8am, we have a lot of time to kill. We look in the guidebook which has this to say about Bari:
Passed through Kozani traveling through the high mountains with lots of hairpin turns, the ladies are closing their eyes and leaning inwards.
Arrived at Kalambaka and picked up a local guide and continued on into the mountains to see the magnificent clifftop monasteries, you truly wonder how they built these so long ago and they are still standing and in use.
... the idea. Problem is, if you want to get from one remote place to another, you end up hopping like a frog across a great many lilypads. And so our 3-hour journey took us all day, cost 50 euros, and went Dephi-Amfissa-Lamia-Trikala-Kalambaka-K astraki. But at least we got here in the end.
That all being said, it was well worth the effort. Kastraki sits at the foot of Meteora - the bastion of Orthodox monks who have made their home in the stark pinnacles ...
... are almost always included with rooms for tourists for about 5 Euro. Since coffee alone here costs 2-3, it's a bargain.
The owner Nick runs the place with his wife and they appear to homeschool their 2 kids. The new WiFi didn't have the signal strength to reach my room just above the computer, which ****** Nick off. He paid 150 Euro for a router that isn't very strong. Those go for $40 in the US now.
Greece is a lot more expensive than it used ...
... seems as though the monks are very interested in conveying with their propaganda the "us versus them" fighting and denouncing others as wrong, even "evil" (if you're rational, not faithful), and declaring themselves as right and "transcending above rationalism." From here, we returned to Athens, where I said goodbye to Carolyn as she headed for the airport and Philadelphia and I headed to the train station and Istanbul. All in all, a good three weeks of the Greek ...