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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 ...
... end. The locals first scrub down their laundry on the concrete bench nearby, then throw it all into the bucket, let Mother Nature do its thing, then hang all their intimates up on the nearby drying racks. Today, one of the locals, was doing their carpets. How they do this in the middle of the winter when there's 3 metres of snow is anyone's guess.
We later got back on our private bus and drove to the nearby ski resort of Bansko. Bansko is like any ...
... Steve's Mum would have been in heaven as she is a big fan of donkeys and one kindly local offered one of the girls, Al, a ride on one. Al politely declined. All of the locals smiled and waved at 13 tourists strolling down their main street, it was really quite charming. I'm not sure if this would happen in other parts of the world but clearly our groups bring a bit of money to the village and the locals seem to embrace it.
Interesting tradition we ...