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... It was pitiful but they made up for it with terminals connected to the Internet. After my private tour of the local points of pride and a briefing on the economic crises and its effect on the local population, I returned to my cousin’s café for dinner.
I depart in the morning back to Thessaloniki by bus (12 Euros) where I’ll stay at the Tourist Hotel for one evening and leave for Athens in the morning by plane.
My cousin fixed me lunch: mussels in a sweet tomato sauce & peppers stuffed with rice and raisins, salad of cukes/onions/tomato & enough bread to feed the 40 tribes of Israel. A large Greek coffee to help me take a nap was in order.
Back to church at 5:30 p.m. for Vesper services. All went well. Lechovo has a tradition of conducting a memorial services for the departed after Vespers. So, I got to eat koliva on the steps of the church. The ...
... towards me.
They looked quite harmless and normal but it still made me shiver. They crossed the road and headed off into the bush so I suspect they were hunters or even security on the border. After that I saw a number of orange vest guards at the edge of the road with guns and so I presume they were border patrol.
This great road followed a magical river canyon for mile after mile. The mountains around here are a kind of sandstone and so wash away easily and so ...
... breakfast, friendly owner). There are a couple of restaurants in the village. We had a nice meal (I recommend the famous local giant beans) with beer for €15 and they tried to give us free dessert. We were lucky to find the small church open; it is about a thousand years old and the interior is completely covered in paintings. The tourist office in the village is very helpful.
In Lake Prespa Minor, Agios Achillos Island is accessible only by boat or ...
... reminded me, Alan, of Xochimilko in southern Mexico City [but without the hawkers]. Our boatman was Nikola. He was very unassuming. We opted for minimal commentary, allowing the oar often to be the loudest sound. The lagoon is fed by 30 underground/15 above ground springs. European pond turtles were seen. The lake drains out at Struga, flowing into Albania. We were just a kilometre away from Albania. Daniela suggested 10E each for the two boatmen. It was a pleasant ...