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... is experienced through the senses, a communing with the divine. I stood in awe. Color everywhere -- almost blinding the eyes. Massive royal red rugs blanketed the floors with the double-headed eagle emblem too big to fit within the lens of my cell-phone camera. Billowing clouds of lilac incense infiltrated the nostrils while byzantine chanting (12 chanters on the right & 12 on the left) melodiously breached the ears.
The second Sunday of ...
... t speak English with relative skill. Someone just
learning would say, “How are you?” or “How are you doing?”
Our guides took it upon themselves to order our food for us
and I was happy to let them. So far they had not steered me wrong, and with my
new refined palette, new foods give me no trouble. As each new plate made its
way to our table, my own personal plate became more and more full. I couldn’t
get enough of ...
... at Meteora. Eventually Varlaam built the first Monastary and founded the monks order. I think it was about the 9th century. There are six of these monastaries remaining and one was given to an order of nuns in the early 1960s, St.Stephens. The remains of several ancient structures can still be seen. Originally the only contact with the outside world was done with rope pulleys and nets to haul up people and ...
... whatever. About 3 1/2 hours in he offered his whiskey to Jared. We politely declined. About 3 hours and 45 minutes in, he started stumbling all over the aisle and falling all over everyone. I was amused and found it semi-hilarious. Jared..not so much. Maybe because when Jared folded his arms the man made him take them down. Haha. The moment when it became scary and not so funny for me was when the man stood up and started to take off ...
... I know. Sorry) because I only got that far before we went for dinner last night, and just haven't had time to come back until now. So. yesterday.
After the museum we walked around the site a bit, checking out a few residences, the agora and things around that, and the public latrines. It was surreal for Karavas to just pick up some ceramic sherds and toss them to us to pass around while talking about them.
Our second stop of the day ...