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... correct airport once again, and got on to plane. Jennifer shed no tears during the making of this event. Even our baggage made it to Athens after spending the night at the local airport. Yes, the luggage stayed at the correct airport while the people did not.
It is possible to drive across almost the whole of Greece in about four hours and we did just that. We arrived in Stoupa, Greece just as the sun was going down and I got a terrific feeling about ...
... to people and place here. It could be the athlete in me connecting to the Olympic history, the friendly people, the beautiful scenery, or maybe just the prominence of this place as the centre of Mother Earth (Gaia). It is also known as the site of the Delphic Oracle. A browse through the site included a request to sing to a French group who stood above the amphitheatre and wanted a sense of the sound amplification (Bonne Fete is the extent of my ...
... attraction). It was only one floor but had great replicas of military uniforms and weapons along with great paintings and photos of Greek wars. Then we took an unplanned side trip to Sparta on the spur of the moment which was probably the start of a series of unfortunate decisions that led to good stories once we survived them. The first order of business was to get a picture in front of a Spartan warrior (or two). Then on to the byzantine acropolis at ...
... foot. I am excited at the same time as I rarely have the opportunity to walk like some years back or take some exercise. The only reason for this is that I am most of the time behind my desk writing if I am not travelling!
The day seems promising, the sand has totally disappeared and it is a bright morning with a clear sky.
What makes the visit interesting is the fact that the village ...
... carved into a cave in the rock face. Our climb to the monastery was long and rocky. Kurt and another helper, Vanessa, had headed up ahead of us, keen to avoid descending as dusk fell. Arriving at the monastery, we looked out over the steep valley below and knew we would miss the raw beauty of the area.
In contrast to Thessaloniki, the financial crisis in Greece seemed to have completely passed this area by – perhaps because the economy is chiefly ...