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We checked out of our hotel in Nafolio at 9 - just in time to miss the hordes of people from the cruise ship that docked overnight - taxi drivers even slept in their cars to be first in line for the fares. We headed north and west and drove a couple of hours to Sparta/i and Mystras. The militaristic Spartans of the 6th and 5th century BC left no ruins of note - and excavations have only gone down to the Roman era of first century BC. What was there was used in the 13th century AD ...
... We noticed the Toronto Maple Leafs flag hanging from a motorcycle handle and the oddity of that on the middle of a Greek island caused us to introduce ourselves to the owner, Tom, who invited us over for wine and beer, fed us baklava and told us his story of moving to Toronto to make money. It is fairly common for Greeks to move to the Toronto area given the poor Greek economy over the years, and if you are Greek and haven't lived in Toronto, you likely have ...
... stop at Ancient Sparta. Karavas really didn't want to go to Sparta. I think he wanted to have lunch, get on the bus, and head off to Kalamata, where we were spending the night. So he totally downplayed Sparta for our group, saying that there was really nothing left at the site and what was left was Roman. One student was like "Be real with me. Is it worth it?" And he was flat-up like "No." (Karavas is actually pretty cool). It ended up ...
Poor Haylee fell out of bed last night and woke up screaming with a bruise on her forehead. We have the girls separated and last night Haylee was with Will so he helped her try to feel better. It was almost morning time so Haylee and Will got up and started down the stairs when Haylee vomited. Uh oh!!! Change of plans for today. low key and keeping both eyes on Haylee.
We spent some time at the local beach and then went ...
... patio and we ensure the car doors are locked after a little gypsy girl was (on her own) asking us for money in our driveway. A little while later we saw a young boy on a bike driving by our patio and staring up at us. Maybe it was a coincidence or we are sticking out as vulnerable tourists?? This little boy was about about nine years old with what looked like a small baby (I'd guess 14-16 months old) sitting on the crossbar and was some ...