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... It was pitiful but they made up for it with terminals connected to the Internet. After my private tour of the local points of pride and a briefing on the economic crises and its effect on the local population, I returned to my cousin’s café for dinner.
I depart in the morning back to Thessaloniki by bus (12 Euros) where I’ll stay at the Tourist Hotel for one evening and leave for Athens in the morning by plane.
... didn’t work. A break was in order so he lit a cigarette and paced back & forth in front of the furnace - tempting fate. When I suggested that it may not be a good idea to have a lit cigarette in a small room filled with the overwhelming smell of fuel, he responded: “where did you go to mechanic school?” followed with a “don’t worry - it’s only diesel.” After one more round of banging and cursing, it fired up. I stood ...
... right high up on the edge of a mighty high mountain pass. The views from up here were fantastic.
Over the other side of the pass was a fantastic road heading up the edge of a mountain and i had ideas of taking that road instead of the normal road. However this road appeared to be across the border and in Albania so there was no ways I was going that route.
The road down this pass was magical and as the sun was up it was totally dry and so was great fun. At the bottom ...
... footbridge. The Panagias Porfiras Monastery at the farther end was closed by a chain, but Frances had no trouble getting in, while I hid in the weeds and then joined her inside. Not well preserved, but atmospheric and worth breaking into.
Heading on toward Psarades, the stand of ancient junipers at the top of the hill was worth a stop. Psarades was the only spot that managed to feel touristy, even without tourists. Several local gentlemen vied to take us onto ...
... for a view from on high of the Museum on the Water. There are [or were?] 365 monasteries surrounding the lake. We climbed toward the monastery. The views of the lake are pretty but not spectacular. After 0950, we veered off.
Peacocks were about on the grounds of the monastery. The interior frescoes are from the 9th c; the exterior, the 18th c. Whatever number of old frescoes one sees, it is still amazing to that the paint has survived to the degree it ...