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... dogs and I then drive to Patras to catch the 6pm ferry to Bari in Italy where I will visit my younger brother Mark and his wife Raye. Camp on deck in campervan as before. Lorry next door is from Iran or Persia as the driver still prefers to call it. Behind his lorry cab he has an amazing store cupboard of food prepared for his long journey by his wife. In a red cloth there is an enormous pile of very ...
The area west of Tripoli, where we are staying, is filled with medieval villages, steep ravines and narrow, twisting roads that wind themselves through the Menalon Mountains. This is an area with some of the most breathtaking scenery which we hope our pictures will give you a glimpse of. We spend several days exploring some of these villages, their ruins and the beautiful countryside surrounding ...
... effectively giving them a two-lane highway. Except cars don’t fit in the hard shoulder unless they are parked: it isn’t quite wide enough or edged properly to allow normal traffic. So cars sort of straddle the edge of the lane, and overtakers just spread onto the other side of the road while almost side-swiping you at truly hair-raising speeds. So we just went slow and tried not to scream whenever another vehicle went blazing past.
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... sit in Due Piani, a coffee shop down the road from our hotel, to get e caffeine hit ready for the next leg of our journey. Gabi spots a HUGE staircase so we strap on the back packs and climb up the stairs in the blazing sunshine! On the way up we saw some super strong team working ants trying to take home a massive piece of something insect-like.
Amazing views from the top!! The way down wasn't too easy either. The next mission was to find the ...
... off while we waited for the taxi, the taxi driver turned up early so that was good and then it was back down to the hotel to recuperate.
That night after skiing we had to decide what we were going to do the next day, whether we head up the mountain to ski for the day, for a few hours so we could catch the only train for the day so we could get our ferry or just head to the ferry. Over dinner at a nice little restaurant where we had a massive bowl of pasta each, we decided ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet