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... receive the Eucharist in the sanctuary, an honor afforded me by one of the priests I befriended. And, I accepted. Slowly and methodically I weaved my way through the throng of worshipers, occasionally nudged from behind with an occasional elbow to the ribs and entered the sanctuary by the door to the right and behold -- I was in! I made it! And, I came face to face with television flood lights. That’s right -- the local TV station had ...
... t speak English with relative skill. Someone just
learning would say, “How are you?” or “How are you doing?”
Our guides took it upon themselves to order our food for us
and I was happy to let them. So far they had not steered me wrong, and with my
new refined palette, new foods give me no trouble. As each new plate made its
way to our table, my own personal plate became more and more full. I couldn’t
get enough of ...
... in quaint, but they were full of character and charm. And orange trees. Eventually we made it to the fortress at the top of the city, from which there were wonderful views all the way down over a sea of white rooftops to the ocean. We couldn't go in to the fortress as it was closed on Mondays, but the view was just as good from the outside. We then descended to meet the Byzantine walls, which are hefty, tall, thick structures that go on for some considerable distance, ...
... from Homer's The Iliad would have took place. On display as the most striking piece was the golden wreath of oak leaves Philip II would have worn on the pyre.
Tomb 3 was that of Alexander IV. While the ashes of Philip II and his wife [likely Meda] were placed in gold boxes, those of Alexander IV were put in a silver vase. This tomb contained the most exquisite ivory work ever done by the Greeks.
I would have loved to go to the archaeological museum ...
... because we had orientation for our program the next morning.
The biggest inconvenience I have found thus far is the language barrier. Almost all the road signs are in Greek. I have an advantage on most people because I know the Greek alphabet and the general pronunciation. But that doesn't mean I can translate anything. There are a lot of shop owners who don't understand english either, and most things in their shops are written in Greek as well. Not to ...