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... crops. Vern loves these. I think they are for eagles and mountain goats. One I didn't really want to go up but he persuaded me that I did, so I hope you appreciate the panoramic shots. It was so hairy the guide had to help everyone up and down one point! The photo of the two of us is on this rock, which is about 640m above sea level and around 450 above the town.
We went inside two of the Monastery, Varlaam which is the second largest with monks ...
... rose. This is also common in Europe and I do not have a problem with that - when there is a bath under it! Our room had a ring of bricks one high - only a shub if you are a pixie, so come shower time which was also a bit of a dribble pressure we employed the other to hold the rose and be a shower arm, whilst the other washed! The shower also has a sign about water shortage and only enough hot for one quick shower - again understand ...
... quite well marked and most of the track was paved with stones,
but it was very steep and we needed to stop several times. We climbed past the
turn off to the monastery up to the road, where we sat and admired the view. We
met a few other intrepid walkers along the way. Having got up, of course we had
to walk down, but we made it back safely to the hotel well before it got dark.
We decided ...
... up being a great decision. Great Meteora is the largest, and probably the most impressive of all the monasteries.
There are six monasteries that are tourable today, but there were about twenty back in the day. Most of them have fallen away off the cliffs, or they are too decrepit to allow visitors. Each one is perched on the top of a huge rock column, which is just unbelievable. Most of them were built back in the 1400’s, so to ...
... there our tour guide, Nena, told us that when we get there it is going to be quite a hike. So we started of our hike by walking up a steep path and then hiked roughly 200 steps that were very steep. When we reaches the top of the monastery it felt like a miracle. As a group, we literally had to encourage one another to make it to the top of this mountain. We have never been so happy to make it to the finish line!
The entire class plopped down ...