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different country? It's completely new. Not a new state. Not a new place to
eat. It is completely new and incomparable, but I will do my best!
Now I know that this is a very short entry. Unfortunately just after my arrival I became quite sick. I didn't have the energy to do anything after the long days of hiking to
post in my blog and it’s a great regret that I have. ...
... to the hillside, the large mansions that were dotted around from the days when this was a lucrative fabric manufacturing village look very grand with overhanging wooden balconies and pretty paintings on the walls. There are two churches one at each end if the village. The priest is just leaving the smaller one which is situated close to the main square, we exchanged 'hellos'.The cobbles in the lanes are very slippery and occasionally we exclaimed as we moved down hill faster than ...
... Next morning I went out on deck to see what the weather was like out there. It certainly was not cold but the sea was still as rough as hell and the deck was covered in all kinds of things from tables to bins and even a few heavy animal cadges had moved.
The ship is by no means full but there must be about 70 or 80 large trucks on board. One thing I noticed on this ferry unlike the ones around the UK is that one can go down onto the car deck while the ship is at sea. This is to ...
... then a coach to Volos which is where we are tonight. It is 29 degrees which is a welcome surprise for us.
We trudged from the coach station to the hotel and I was sweating so much that I had sweat on the top lip, you know your sweating when the top lip is wet. After a lovely meal tonight and a cheeky vino we are settling down for a quiet night before our ferry tomorrow. This Island is hard to get to this time of year but I believe it to ...
... on Thessaly would have much more to do in it, and looked like it was just a 40 minute train ride away. We walked around town and finally found the train station, but everything was in Greek. The lady at the counter spoke a little English and told us we needed to take a bus instead, and pointed us in the direction of the bus station. We then made it to the bus station and had the same problem...EVERYTHING was in Greek. The guy at the counter here had a map ...