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... I had the pleasure of actually understanding the foreign languages that I was hearing (as opposed to my exposure to Greek).
We finished our day by driving out to another neighboring city, Amfissa, and making a small trek up a mountain to visit some sort of ancient cave. It was pretty cool (literally and figuratively) inside and a few of my pictures, in some odd way, remind me of ...
We saw the majesty of ancient Delphi, including the Temple
of Apollo, where the oracle once prophesied.
This ancient sanctuary is beautifully set in a landscape fit for a god,
at the foot of a mountain with a vista over olive groves ...
... it to a piece of wood. They paint on the canvas as the picture
shows. The woman is showing us a piece
of gold leaf that they glue to the painting.
We stopped in the mountains at the monument erected in
memory of Oedipus Rex. This is where he
murdered his father in order to marry his mother.
Doug found an icon on his own.
Then the view of the mountains outside our hotel ...
Made it all the way up to see the Delphi archeological site. Mainland Greece is beautiful!! Tons of mountains and greenery and quaint little towns perched on the edges of cliffs. Some mountains are so high there is even a dusting of snow on them. Unfortunately it was pouring today and I got soaked. The site itself was beautiful mostly due the the gorgeous landscape backdrop it had. It was pretty ...
... quite a pretty train ride through mountains and valleys where small villages were nestled. It was a bit silly of me to leave only 40 minutes connection time between the train and the boat, especially when the boat reservation said I should be there two hours early. As with everything in Italy the train was 15 minutes late and on my arrival I discovered that the port was just over a kilometer from the station. I jogged as much as I could towards the boat and ...