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... barbaric in my eating methods as possible. This probably falls into the same category as when I ate a rotisserie chicken with my bare hands when I was living alone in North Carolina ... and I suppose now John knows all of my unladylike secrets and hopefully he won't want to trade me back in for someone more, um, elegant :).
Tomorrow is a morning flight to Istanbul (although not quite so early as my flight to Athens was) and a happy reunion with my parents for a week!
... the squares where there are lots of cafés and the market area.
We loved the old hotel where we were staying and the restoration work that Vassillis, the owner was doing in the building. The dining room was so tastefully decorated. The ceiling in the bedroom was covered in original friezes. His grandfather had bought the hotel in 1923.
... and paintings in churches. The churches finally won and icons started proliferating and beautiful frescoes. Many of the frescoes were donated to the museum by private collectors.
After the Byzantine museum we went to the oldest part of the city to see Ossios David and very old church of which only half is standing. One arm of the traditional cross was destroyed. The altar of the church contains a beautiful mosaic of the young (beardless) ...
... that occurs before Lent. On Thursday we all got dressed in costumes, and went out for a night on the town. Basically, we were Americans and took advantage of another reason to go out. But this time all the Greeks were in on it with us.
The interesting thing is that they hand out meat here for the celebration rather than candy like we do. Because it's before Lent, it's basically the time for sex, drugs, alcohol, and meat. Especially the meat. If I ...
DAY 261 – 17/09/13 – SKOPJE – THESSALONIKI (GREECE)
After messing about in the Alexander the Great loving country of Macedonia, it was time to leave and head into the other Alexander the Great loving country of Greece. Unfortunately, this involved getting up at 4:00 am, waiting around for a taxi in the freezing cold (yep, winter was on its way), getting to the bus station, waiting for the bus, and finally getting on the 6:00 am ...