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... on heaven or on earth; and do not know how to tell about this. All we know is that God lives there with people and their service is better than in any other country…" They might as well have been talking about the same services I attended at the Cathedral of St. Gregory of Palamas in Thessaloniki this past weekend.
Let's start with the Cathedral. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1978. A committed priest brought his tent and pitched ...
... to miss that,
so I immediately jumped out of bed and ran to the lobby. There I found the rest
of the class and my two teachers who were now the leaders of the group. These
teachers were Brady, quirky as usual, and Eleni Koutsafi, my studio professor.
The two of them had done their research and found a happening restaurant in the
heart of the city. Not only was this place overflowing with music and people,
it seemed that not a single tourist had found it. ...
... region but I will do my best. Out of the mist rises a group of sandstone pillars hundreds of metres high. They are moss covered sandstone and around the base are the trees and shrubs in green and autumnal tones. Many monasteries have been built atop these pillars. Originally a man called Varlaam founded a group of hermits on the banks of the Nile in Egypt and somewhere along the way they ended up in the caves of ...
We're in Thessaloniki but we're going to Litohoro (Mount Olympus) tomorrow. It's like being in a parallel universe...everything is familiar...shops, architecture...food...but everyone speaks a strange language and the alphabet is incomprehensible!!! In Spain/France for example you can understand a few words here and there but here there's no chance!!! Thessaloniki is a huge sprawling city full of unattractive concrete apartment blocks with the odd ancient ruin scattered amongst the ...
... to) was the Alaza Imaret, the second mosque built in Thessaloniki. It wasn't a working mosque, which was disappointing, but it was still cool to see.
Our last stop was supposed to be the Bey Hamam, but unfortunately it was closed so none of the groups were able to go. So, instead, we went for lunch (a super yummy sandwich and another strawberry-pineapple-chocolate crepe, yay!) and then went shopping ...