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... lots of campsite was only one, that was closed! I popped into a wine store for any other directions for another site and he confirmed there were no others... But thought a nearby winery might allow people to stay. Good enough for us, so we set off. A guy was near the gates waiting and let us in, we realised that the wine store guy has kindly called ahead. I cooked up a mince pasta dish that was pretty damm tasty as the guys entertained the ...
... bit more than a half hour there. Column tops and funerary pieces were the most interesting.
Looking west from the museum was a field. The battle of Philippi took place between two hills west of the city. Alas, there was nothing about this very significant battle in Roman history.
It was slightly downhill to St Lydia's Baptistery, arriving at 1125. A service was ongoing in the stream as we approached. U/K and the Smoker must have had some six items ...
... in the highlands to see an awesome alpine lake. It was actually a trudge through the snow, sometimes up to our knees, to a tiny ice-covered body of water at the top called Mt Okoto, or the Eyeball, because it looked....errr...like an eyeball. Even though no one was really clad for the walking conditions, it was a beautiful walk in the mountains, breathing in the fresh air and soaking up the alpine views.
We got ...
This morning Andie had organised the local horse and cart dude to come and pick us up and take us on a Tiki Tour around the village. The cart could only hold 6 at a time so we did it in two rounds. Steve finally had a competitor, with the horse releasing eye watering, noxious gases less than a metre away from Steve's face every 5 minutes or so. Yum! How the driver puts up with it all day long is anyone's guess. Again, lots of cheery waves from the locals and chats to ...
... Steve's Mum would have been in heaven as she is a big fan of donkeys and one kindly local offered one of the girls, Al, a ride on one. Al politely declined. All of the locals smiled and waved at 13 tourists strolling down their main street, it was really quite charming. I'm not sure if this would happen in other parts of the world but clearly our groups bring a bit of money to the village and the locals seem to embrace it.
Interesting tradition we ...