City Hotel Thessaloniki
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... over to the south and decided to take a closer inspection. After eventually finding it, we were disappointed to find it closed, but we still had a look around the outside of it. Then ... Along came George. An old Greek guy who obviously treasured the place. We thought he was going to tell us to move on, but instead insisted that he open the side door and show us inside. It was spectacular inside, with the only thing more ...
... dedicated to St. Gregory Palamas and that’s why I am here. His coffin was ceremoniously brought out of his above-ground tomb, within the church, and placed before the Bishop’s throne on the right. His relics, encased in silver, slid out of the bottom of the coffin like a trundle bed, but protected by glass. Thousands streamed before the coffin throughout the entire service crossing themselves, some kneeling, others bowing, praying quietly ...
... politics. I don’t speak Greek. Yet I do. Yet I did. I did all of those
things, and did so with a smile on my face. It was a moment of realization in
how much I have already changed from this experience. I can’t wait to bring
these new changes to every place I venture off to.
The rest of the night was casual and warm with cheer. After
the dinner we found a gelato stand and ate until we burst.
Soon after sleep found us and we were happy it did. ...
... found the White Tower and a pretty cool hangout zone. The people watching was great! There was definitely a younger crowd, but also some old fisherman and a random handful of tourists going out in booze cruises through the bay. It's obviously a place where people go to meet up with friends and have a walk. Then Cortney got proposed to! The smoothest street salesman in the world said she was the perfect woman, no offense to me he assured, and one day ...
... 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 ...