Electra Palace Hotel Thessaloniki
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Today, we boarded a flight from Athens heading north to Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is located in Macedonia, of which it is the capital city and the gateway to the Balkans. It's also known as the culture capital of Greece with many art, film, music and street festivals taking place here throughout the year.
... are crazy. There are a bunch of huge wigs and brightly colored outfits. The costumes don't even have to make sense. Just a mask will even do.
Arriving at school Thursday morning there were dozens of masks lying out for us to take. All day at school there were people walking around with neon animal masks. To be honest, I didn't even recognize some people when they had their masks on, and it really threw me for a loop when I walked into class not being ...
... br> Time and time again, I've been shown that the people you surround yourself with really do affect the way you look at life, or really take in any kind of experience. I would have been happy connecting with even just one person. But I honestly feel like every person I've met on this trip, I've connected to in some way. In Greek, the group of people you hang out with and look after is called your παρεα or ...
... of us at this point. We start classes tomorrow and were given a crash course in survival Greek, but it still takes practice. The hardest thing was going to the open air market and trying to speak to the vendors to purchase vegetables and such. If you don't know the language, you can't tell them how much you want, and you can't always understand the amount of money they're asking for, which is pretty important for any kind of shopping interaction. Regardless, the market was ...
... very credible. We came out of the museum with a very clear view that the Serbians were the perpetrators and that they had attacked Dubrovnik for no reason other than they did not like the fact that Croatia had recently declared independence from the previously communist led Yugoslavia. Dubrovnik, it seemed was attacked because it is the "Jewel of the Adriatic", it is the most important and iconic symbol of Croatia, it is the place that ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsElectra Palace Hotel Thessaloniki
We had a lovely room facing the sea that was clean and comfortable, Location is perfect for seeing all of the sights in Thessaloniki and the hotel staff very helpful!
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