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Friday Aug 10th
The plan today is to go to the "Ancient city of Corinth"
We need to walk 3 blocks east of the boat to the Ktea bus which is public. They are huge buses that a too big for there purpose,
The streets are very narrow in town with cars parked on each side there is just enough room for the bus.
Anyway, they are comfy. We grab a spot up front so i can video. There are only 4 others on a bus that holds 30+
The ride takes 20 min. We ...
... really feasible, so instead the ancient Corinthians built a road over which they would portage boats from one port to the other. More pictures, more not bungee jumping, then back on the bus to the ancient city of Corinth.
Ancient Corinth is unique among most cities in the world in that it had two ports and thus double the sailors waiting for their boats to get lugged 3 miles or so over land and thus double the clientele for houses ...
... and cheerful atmosphere, another reminder that tradition and novelty exist side by side here.
In the morning I would be taking the metro and plane back the way I had come, and as a reminder that this warm sunny trip was very close to midwinter and Christmas, there were decorations strung across the streets wishing us all "Chronia Pola" - meaning "many years" (our equivalent is "happy returns"). And so I hope it will ...
... English, finally this one guy dressed in some apparent religious garb that use round hats. He said follow him. I did and got the transfer.
New problem starting on the 25th was holiday, benefit all fees to architectural sites were free, downside no bus at Corinth. Cabs of course waiting. So over all cab fees equaled ...
... given us for free at the cafe. It was the perfect day.
It was a long train ride home, but we weren’t too tired to grab a crepe that night in Aghia Paraskevi. (There’s always time for crepes!)
Tomorrow I’m off to Crete for a few days since we have time off of school for Thanksgiving. Look out for that post next week, and in the meantime enjoy the pictures from ...