Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki
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... the midst of the destruction and dedicated himself to its restoration. Twenty-years later, the church reopened and became the central church for the Metropolis of Thessaloniki. I met him; he gave me a book of Palamas’ sermons written during 1347-1359. They’re written in Greek.
Iconography covered the walls and ceilings. Depictions of Christ, His Life, His Mother, and the Saints bring the unknown into the known where ...
... 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 ...
... that Thessaloniki has a crazy amount of history everywhere, from thousand year old churches, to Roman walls and ruins everywhere and almost fully intact agoras. Thessaloniki goes from the sea up a pretty steep hill, and has huge walls from 390AD around most of the old part, with a massive acropolis on the top. We jumped off the bus at the gate to the acropolis and took a stroll admiring the views over the city and the street art scattered about. From there we explored ...
... dinner. For the rest of the week, we stayed at the house where Dad's Aunt Sophia once lived.
We took a hop on and hop off bus and visited the sites around Thessaloniki, including the White Tower, OTE Tower, The Old Town and the Old Wall. We also went to my Dad's Saints Church, St Demetrios. He is the Patron Saint of Thessaloniki. St Demetrios was a Roman Soldier who would fight against the Christians. One day he said to himself, what ...
So when I last left you all, I had just arrived in my apartment. That was now over 48 hours ago. In that time, I have taken Greece by storm. Almost. I mean, it was raining today if that counts for anything.
Either way, when I arrived, I spent the next couple of hours unpacking and waiting for my roommate to arrive. Tina got here about an hour or two after I did, and we spent the time unpacking and beginning to get to know each other. The apartment building we live ...