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Two flights on the excellent regional carrier Aegean Airlines brought me from the snow of Warsaw to seaside Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city. I came the region of Thessaly to visit the cliffhanging Greek Orthodox monasteries of Meteora and begin to explore sites holy to eastern orthodox Christians. Ideally I would have liked to go to Mt. …
... talented buskers along the way. One guy is playing the trumpet in one hand, an accordion in the other and plating the cymbals with his feet, and he was playing some great music.
There was a troop of drummers marching along the board walk and would have had 100 peolpe following them. They were very good as well. Tomorrow i leave for Belgrade, Serbia
... us, the SIM card was fitted and after an hour it wouldn't connect, we tried it in another device and it was fine, were not sure what is going off! He suggested that we tried Vodafone,across the road, good coverage but more expensive, We went across and joined the queue, a pleasant young lady went through the same process, it wouldn't work, however she rang technical support, after an hour and a half the battery died, we ...
... restaurants that way too over-priced for our budget. We opted instead for a mixed grill to share, which we sat outside to eat.
We then wended our way through back streets to the railway station to buy tickets for Skopje for the following day, which we did without problem. Like the train from Sofia, the tickets were delightfully cheap at about 10 Euros for me and half price for Squirt.
My plan then was to go and rest in our room for a couple of hours ...
... the blog. It will be up to date again later today.
The BS came down c 1830, heading to the 'top choice' recommendation of Lonely Planet, starting with 'Z'. I said I'd join her if given 10M. Paul came down but he was going out with his bro and sis-in-law.
Hope people didn't think the BS and I were an item--make that a big item--but we found the street and the restaurant. Had a Mythos large beer and a bottle of anise-flavoured raki [I think] and the ...