The Bristol Hotel
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We opted to take the train instead of the bus from Skopje to Thess (as the locals call it) because we love train travel and it was only $12. So we dutifully got up at 4 am to catch the 5 am train. One guy at the station said it was 4 hrs late the day before; ours ended up just being 2. The station was grimey - as was the train. We have been surprised and dismayed at the amount of graffiti sprayed on trains and buildings, even public ones and shops. We ...
... need to recharge our batteries, so we made reservation to the Secret Paradise Hotel & Spa and decided to spend the night.We arrived at noon, a bit tired, a lot hungry! We decided to try out the hotel’s restaurant where we were happy to realize that food was of traditional Greek cuisine with authentic recipes.
It was drizzling all early afternoon, yet we enjoyed our coffee under the tents ...
... a few words.. In order to get aboard, there was a body search and ID check at the Port of Thessaloniki. Then we were guided to the ship and the experienced crew waiting at the entrance took over.
We were toured to all types of available cabins, the restaurants, bar, café, pools, lounges and shops and I was truly impressed by the majority of activities one can get engaged onboard! ...
... city, but the view wasn’t as impressive as I was hoping.
I just spent a few hours walking around downtown and then spent the rest of tonight researching where to go next. It looks like there is a bus going to Sofia, Bulgaria at 3:30pm tomorrow afternoon, so I’m going to try to get that. I have no idea what Bulgaria has to offer, but I might as well find ...
... is lots of graffiti in the city. It’s strange to see graffiti next to ancient buildings and ruins.
The city was under Turkish occupation from 1420 until 1912. Today, it has all of the problems of a modern city, such as parking and some pollution. The pollution problem is not as bad because it’s a windy city. There are former mosques and other interesting things to see. We visited the Roman Forum. The Forum was discovered ...
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