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After lunch/dinner we wandered around town trying to find a supermarket to buy a snack for our long train trip back to Athens which left at 5:35 due in Athens 10:30pm. Most shops are shut unless its an eating place - not sure if it is siesta or just early shut? Eventually we found a small superette and grabbed some yoghurts, a couple of juices and then we found a bakery and got a borek type pastry (filo swirl stuffed with spinach and ...
It was raining, so we all got soaked, but it provided a beautiful fog around the monastery that just provided such a religious chill. I loved it. Religious sites are always so fascinating to me and it's so cool to see religious locations other than the traditional churches.
Tomorrow is another long drive day to our final city in Greece, Kavala. Then it's on to Turkey -which I am most excited ...
... The territory reminded us a bit of the Inland Empire – very dry, very rocky, very light-industry. Some of the light industry appeared to be functioning, and others defunct. We didn't pass through many towns, being mostly on a dual-carriage way, so I can’t report on store-fronts. On the whole, however, the countryside did not seem any more depressed that you would expect in a semi-populated, semi-rural area.
After a brief rain (lasting about one ...
... with the fellow that was driving because not only was it his first time driving an enormous van, but also his first time on Greek roads which are horrifying. Imagine the New Jersey Turnpike with even more rude drivers and tailgaters. Anyway, half-way through our road trip- which was quite picturesque- we came across what looked like an outdoor flea market combined with a carnival.
We later found out that it was ...
... beacon of Europe, yesterday, today and always". It raved about Byzantium in similar vein (for instance as providing the foundations for the moral values of the universe). It did however have some wonderful illuminated manuscripts on display, including one from the 10th century and great silver-bound gospel books. It had 14th and 15th century printed copies of Plato and Aristophanes and claimed to have played an important role in preserving the classics. It had ...