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... It was pitiful but they made up for it with terminals connected to the Internet. After my private tour of the local points of pride and a briefing on the economic crises and its effect on the local population, I returned to my cousin’s café for dinner.
I depart in the morning back to Thessaloniki by bus (12 Euros) where I’ll stay at the Tourist Hotel for one evening and leave for Athens in the morning by plane.
... unison, they could fix it. I have to blow into squeezed fists to warm my hands so I can fumble through my suitcase to locate those vestments and books needed to conduct services. Success! I’m packed and I begin my walk up to St. Demetrios. It’s quiet, very quiet - the silence is deafening.
Entering into the Narthex, I light a small bee-wax candle and gather my thoughts. A member of the parish counsel greets me and points to the photo of my ...
... up beautifully but others were old and rusty and not seen care for years.
Eventually curiosity got the better of me and I just had to stop and see what these little huts were all about. Each one has a door and inside here I noticed anything from bottles of water to a few coins and even a small bottle of whisky in one. On top of that just about all of them had a candle in the middle.
My mind was now confused as to what all these little huts could possibly be and what ...
In this northwestern corner of Greece, the roads approach to within a couple of kilometres of both Albania and the Macedonian Republic, but there is no access to either country. The point at which the three countries meet is in the middle of Lake Prespa Major. The area has the back-of-beyond feeling that always appeals to me.
The main population centre in Greece is the historic but very small village of Agios Germanos. We stayed at the Varmous Hotel ...
... was expectedly somewhat hazy, lacking in context the further away you tried to photograph. Some of the winding roads below would have been better photo ops. Not the best 10M of the trip. We stopped shortly thereafter for another vista; same issue. On the road by 1440.
We evidently descended more quickly, hitting a larger road by 1500, toward Resen. Some gaps in memory could be equated with nodding off. Little towns like Bela Crkva were farming country, ...