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Travel Blogs from Argos
We had the privilege of staying in a small village just outside of Tripoli for 5 weeks. During that time we got to know many of the villagers and despite the language barrier, they got to know us as well. We were made to feel very welcome and were included in May Day activities, Mother's Day celebrations, church activities, dinners with family and coffee on the square. We also had the opportunity to explore the area around the village; first by foot, then bikes and later with a car we ...
... Epidaurus. Home to the Epidaurus Theater, this ancient Greek ruin was a center for comedy and tragedy plays. We had the opportunity to observe the amazing acoustic properties of the theater. We scrambled up to the top rows of the theater, and one girl in our group sang Amazing Grace from the center stage. Not only could we hear her perfectly, her sound seemed magnified!
We travelled ...
... nik nak shops, if only we had the space... During our exploring we found a funky cafe in the maze of alleyways, we couldn't resist. Tried some local Greek beer while in the back seat of a vw beetle! Deciding to stay the night we set up in the marina car park where about another handful of campers soon joined us.
... from the gardens which were landscaped with Greek shrubs and trees with which I am familiar. The pool was attractively positioned and in the evening we were treated to a selection of Greek music, and some internationally famous hits, outside, played and sung by appointment, though using a keyboard accompaniment rather than bouzouki.
I'd say this was a perfect start to a trip that I intended as a holiday, rather than a business trip.
... mid afternoon it's time to head back to Nafplion and start getting ready to
head back to Athens tomorrow. Then its off to Italy for the next stage
of our odyssey.
Greece has been a wonderful experience - its been everything we hoped for. Hopefully Italy will
provide the same sort of enjoyment and experiences.