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... pride. A shoemaker’s tools stood alongside a yarn weaver next to a 1620 icon of the Virgin Mary next to church books from 1790 next to an 1835 chalice next to an undated stone field marker next to pistols & rifles used to fight the Ottomans. No rhyme or reason but wonderful.
We then proceeded to their public library. Rather, it’s a collection of donated books: an outdated set of Britannica encyclopedia & ...
... didn’t work. A break was in order so he lit a cigarette and paced back & forth in front of the furnace - tempting fate. When I suggested that it may not be a good idea to have a lit cigarette in a small room filled with the overwhelming smell of fuel, he responded: “where did you go to mechanic school?” followed with a “don’t worry - it’s only diesel.” After one more round of banging and cursing, it fired up. I stood ...
Finally out of the mist and the wet road became dry and I could speed up a bit and get going to my overnight stay on Florina.
On arriving into this town it seemed just about every hotel has closed down or was closed for winter and I ended up riding around in all directions.
At one point I was parked up looking at my satnav for more hotels when I heard lots of hooting. What the hell is all that noise about I asked myself and there ahead of me was a train ...
... 8364;20 for an hour), which we accepted. Unless you are eager for a boat ride, you could save the money and just walk over the low hill to the abandoned Metamorphosis Hermitage, which we did anyway. There are a couple of longer (half-day) walks in this vicinity that would be good.
We also stopped at Mikrolimni and did a short circular walk in drizzle, accompanied by two of the village dogs. The lady at the cafe spoke very good English and sold us some ...
... The salad plate was huge, eating perhaps two thirds of it. Chrome Dome complained at one point on the Albania trip Daniela told him if he was late he would be left behind. He took it as if she meant it! He said it was an issue if people were 20M late. I suggested 5M late was an issue on a group trip.
The chicken soup was nice. The main was like a beef cutlet with mushrooms in a strong sauce. The dessert was a fudge with nuts with a heavy, icky chocolate ...