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I realize some of these entries may be kinda long to read and probably somewhat boring. I am not the most interesting writer I'm sure. Probably one of the most interesting parts of traveling in a foreign country are the cultural differences or little things that are different than home. It is sometimes hard to know where to fit them in an entry and sometimes I forget. There are several random observances I have been wanting to mention before I forget! Most are true for both Turkey and ...
... Kevin was very excited about it because of how well preserved it was.All day we had been thinking about how to get to Meteora and we kept hitting road blocks. The train schedule didn't work for us to be able to go and come back in one day. The bus was about the same way. We considered renting a car, but figured it would be expensive (and seemed to be through our research). We decided on a tour bus and found one that seemed affordable, but weren't ...
... the crowd to be attentive. The Bishop (Metropolitan) dressed in gold capped by a diamond miter sparkled like stars while he sat on the throne to the left reminding the crowd that St. Gregory Palamas had right of honor, as his predecessor, to sit at the throne on the right side. He spoke as though the saint was sitting across from him --- as he was. At least 18 priests stood in the midst of it all - cloaked in the finest cloth.
I was ...
THESSALONIKI, GREECE, OCTOBER 1, 2014
Today we are in Thessaloniki, Greece. Finally the weather is perfect. 75 degrees and bright and sunny and NO WIND! We have a private tour here today of the Bysantine Museum, the city and Vergina. Our guide, Menelaos and our driver, Nikkos, pick us up precisely on time and we are on our way. We first drive by the white tower which was at the corner of the former city walls. thessaloniki is now the 2nd largest ...
... who were checking the land in order to build a large parking deck. The parking deck was built elsewhere.
We visited the Basilica of St. Demetrios. This is the oldest church in Thessolaniki, but the building has been rebuilt several times, so it is fairly new. Like Haiga Sophia, there are many mosaics that were covered over with plaster. We visited the crypt as well.
In icons, St. Demetrios is always depicted on a black or ...