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... residences for the rulers - but today all was in ruins or in the process of restoration when funds allow. The site is high on a hill and it was a lovely walk from the top down, meandering the rocky paths and through the stone ruins. We had the same guide as to Mycenae - he is the son of a Greek Orthodox priest - so he gave a lot of religious interpretation of the frescoes - which led to a discussion at our lunch about the parents of Mary - and the difference between ...
... and somewhat ‘real’ Albania, as well as a pretty Ottoman hillside castle. With that we moved over the border into Greece, meaning we were also once again actually insured and road legal. We made it to Vikos Gorge in time to see the sunset. Vikos is the world’s deepest gorge and a pretty special sight in the evening (even with all the mosquitos).
After a night by the roadside with moved further into Greece and Meteora. Our GPS took us the rather scenic ...
... 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 ...