Le Palace Art Hotel
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... receive the Eucharist in the sanctuary, an honor afforded me by one of the priests I befriended. And, I accepted. Slowly and methodically I weaved my way through the throng of worshipers, occasionally nudged from behind with an occasional elbow to the ribs and entered the sanctuary by the door to the right and behold -- I was in! I made it! And, I came face to face with television flood lights. That’s right -- the local TV station had ...
... for our new place of discovery. The train soon came and we all
clambered on. Our packs were bulky and people gave us large eye rolls when we
passed them. Our seats were found, and we settled in. Once again the cards that
I brought for this trip came in handy in passing the time. Soon however, my
sleep overtook me and I was out like a light. In and out of consciousness I
went, sometimes in a seat that was different from the one I had fallen asleep
... or trying... all very fresh and amazing. Then, the rain began. We were under a pretty good tarp but it was a huge downpour and resulted with whole city flooding. Waiters were carrying food back and forth under umbrellas chanting 'rain rain, go to Spain' which was obviously some of the only English one of them had learnt!
The rain didn't really stop but once we thought there was a break we paid up and left to get back on the bus. We timed it pretty well so didn't ...
We went back to Thessaloniki for one night before heading to Skopelos. We spent the afternoon with my cousins in the pool on the rooftop. Then we sat and ate chips and looked at the view.
That night we took a taxi to Touba, which is a suburb in Greece where my Yiayia grew up. Taxi's are very cheap in Greece.
In Touba ...
... very good. When it comes down to buying a meal here, the drink costs just as much as your meal does. It has worked out nicely, because most of the time, we will go as large groups, order a lot of food and split the bill. It works especially nice because many of us don't have a lot of change in euros yet, and change is really a pain in the ass here. COVET YOUR COINS. That's my new motto.
I had the opportunity to go out that night, but I decided I would feel ...