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... dedicated to St. Gregory Palamas and that’s why I am here. His coffin was ceremoniously brought out of his above-ground tomb, within the church, and placed before the Bishop’s throne on the right. His relics, encased in silver, slid out of the bottom of the coffin like a trundle bed, but protected by glass. Thousands streamed before the coffin throughout the entire service crossing themselves, some kneeling, others bowing, praying quietly ...
... I sleep it is with both eyes half open, as well as crossed, and my
mouth almost fully ajar. I am truly a sleeping beauty. But who am I to complain
of their taunts, after all, free chip! The city of Thessaloniki found us
quickly after I woke up and the six hour train ride came to an end.
Thessaloniki’s best description would be the same as Athens,
if Athens were given the chance to breath. The streets aren’t as cramp, but the
... because the roads and drivers are really crazy and I didn't feel like being hit. It was a nice ride. After that we did more walking and further exploring. In the afternoon we hit up the Byzantine Museum which isn't really my bag but Jason loves it and studied it and it had really good ratings. It was ok if you're into that stuff but I can't really get my head around how old it is which I think is meant to be half of the wow factor. It was a quiet rest of the day, we had a ...
... Oracle about where he should build his new capital. He was told the city would be successful as long as its rulers continued to be buried in the old capital, a fact until Alexander the Great's death. Vena was a bit blithe about whether the Macedonians were Greeks. She said Philip II 'united all Greeks', a fair supposition per our Heraklea Lyncestis guide.
Philip II arranged for Aristotle to tutor Alexander. He was assassinated in 336 BC when his son was but 20 years ...
... to switch it back off before you get into the shower. If you don't, there's the potential of the pipes actually bursting because of the pressure and heat and blah blah blah. LONG STORY SHORT. I didn't turn it off. I left for about six hours. When I came back I realized something was making a weird noise and it was the boiler. Let's just say I've prolly never moved that quickly to a switchboard in my life.
ANYWAYS, I showered so that I looked acceptable to go out ...