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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Up and off to a good start to get away early however It was today Owen decided to clean and service the whole front half of the van so after the windscreen was washed, inside and out, the dashboard was wiped, floor swept and any other manner of tasks were completed under the hood, before the battery was attempted to be put back in (which was a slow process in it self). Midday rolled around and we finally departed camp. An easy 1 hour 40 mins was set ...
... a holiday in Greece if things would be open [yes]. Today is the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, when she died and was resurrected before being taken to heaven. The place was founded by Philip II.
Our guide came and Daniela did not assemble the sheep which was odd. The guide then proceeded to give a lecture in the hot sun while I shrewdly edged into the shade. A big dog was eating some grass; never seen a canine as a herbivore before.
We had only ...
... in the highlands to see an awesome alpine lake. It was actually a trudge through the snow, sometimes up to our knees, to a tiny ice-covered body of water at the top called Mt Okoto, or the Eyeball, because it looked....errr...like an eyeball. Even though no one was really clad for the walking conditions, it was a beautiful walk in the mountains, breathing in the fresh air and soaking up the alpine views.
We got ...
... driver, possibly comments along the lines of "silly tourists", but let's not be cynical. He took us to the outskirts of the village, a journey of about 6 horse and cart minutes, or 500 metres, and showed us where the local laundry was.
The locals had diverted the main river bed to a channel that ran into a huge wooden bucket, maybe 3 metres in diameter. The fresh water pumps into the bucket and swirls around like a whirlpool before discharging at ...
... as both Baba's had also consumed a fair amount of Rakia by this stage and appeared to be dancing to different rythyms. We joined in with gusto and showed them how Aussies could also shake their booty.
After the disco session, the Baba's grabbed some of the other girls and shuffled them next door and taught them how to make the local pom poms. The girls came back a while later proudly displaying their hand made souvenirs. All in all, a very entertaining night.