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KAVALA, GREECE, 0CTOBER 9, 2014
Kavala is a major Greek port on the East coast of Greece across from the island of Thassos in Macedonia area of Greece. This is the area of the apostle Paul. Kavala was originally a small fishing village settled by Greeks from Thassos. At that time it was called Neopolis meaning "new city". The apostle Paul made two trips here, the second being the more famous of the two.
At this time the area ...
... and his companions to stay with them. A strong, mainly gentile, Christian community developed in Philippi. They met in the homes of wealthier members. Two women, Euodia and Syntache, appear to have been leaders of household based communities. Paul and his companions followed the Jewish synagogue system of appointing local elders to lead Christian communities after they had gone. These elders were called presbyters. Paul wanted community members and leaders to know ...
Morning.... Not too shabby a view from our balcony!
The mountains were formed by... Mmm ... Some process I can't remember but they are truly spectacular. There are hundreds of shapes and sizes and are one of the unique landforms of Europe. They tower of the town of Kalambaka and sitting atop is the monastery we will visit today.
We began our day by visiting some of the living monasteries and viewing the extraordinary collection of priceless ...
The best sleep of the trip; whee! Needed the alarm and the morning java wasn't half bad. Went for a very short walk before 0715 brekkie. Scatterbrained Catwoman yet again put her coffee down where somebody already had put down a coffee. Getting a little tired of this English whinging, Guru. Surly Sue whinged about the tea water not being hot enough and the available meat slices had the texture of luncheon meat. Roger whinged about his hard boiled egg and the bread. What do you do ...
... the bus. Thessaloniki was more a base than a visit. I think two full days would be more than ample to cover its historic core. Passed the Sedes Air Base on our way out of town.
The farming seems a bit more ragtag. Some hillside farming made maximum use of the geography. A twisting drive for Esa. A beehive colony broke up some of the monotony. Passed through sleepy Arneo. I find the smaller towns have more photogenic charm.
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