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... the fxxx over, will ya, I need to find a banking machine that still works. Just kidding. We've encountered no problems retrieving money. The financial crisis is however being felt. At least by the Greeks. Businesses find it difficult to operate. Taxes are being upped every day, it's Germany's fault, it's France's fault. Really it's Greek voters fault. The land that gave us democracy was sleeping at the wheel. Government employees were getting huge benefits ...
Hard to believe, but there is still more…. Because we are in this small mountain village (Ramni) where his entire extended family lives, we have to stop and say hello to his Aunt, his other Aunt and Uncle, who live next to one another. More food, blessedly coffee, grapes, walnuts and amazing honey. There is a skill set to spearing the walnut, dipping it in the honey, twirling the walnut so the honey doesn’t drip and ...
... and delightful maze of alleys and side streets. The area is a mix of Byzantine, Greek, Venetian and Turkish architecture. Tomorrow is a sea day. So we are just going to be lazy. The only thing we have to do tomorrow is meet face to face with Israeli immigration officials. We have an appointment with them in the morning. Those officials came on board in Barcelona. The following day we will be in Israel. It will be Happy Hour ...
... down to the beach. Bob made it all the way in but I decided to just dip my feet in as it just seemed like too much work to struggle into my suit while wrapped in a towel. Oh, and the beach was rocky. Our ferry to the tiny town of Sougia didn't board until 6 pm and didn't actually leave until about 7 pm. On the boat we chatted to several members of an Irish hiking club who had also walked down the gorge. ...
... lots of tourists.
Day 2 we booked our trip to the Samaria Gorge. The Samaria Gorge is a very full day adventure which deserved it's very own post.
Day 3 was a quiet one. After our day down the Samaria Gorge we creaked down to breakfast and then went beach exploring. We headed out to Stavros Beach where Zorba the Greek was filmed directed by and starring Anthony Quinn. It was an interesting movie but the place is even ...
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