Porto Palace Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... is experienced through the senses, a communing with the divine. I stood in awe. Color everywhere -- almost blinding the eyes. Massive royal red rugs blanketed the floors with the double-headed eagle emblem too big to fit within the lens of my cell-phone camera. Billowing clouds of lilac incense infiltrated the nostrils while byzantine chanting (12 chanters on the right & 12 on the left) melodiously breached the ears.
The second Sunday of ...
... politics. I don’t speak Greek. Yet I do. Yet I did. I did all of those
things, and did so with a smile on my face. It was a moment of realization in
how much I have already changed from this experience. I can’t wait to bring
these new changes to every place I venture off to.
The rest of the night was casual and warm with cheer. After
the dinner we found a gelato stand and ate until we burst.
Soon after sleep found us and we were happy it did. ...
... a few piles of old bricks. Halfway down there was a couple of souvenir shops and a coffee bar, so I sat out in the sun sipping coffee while Hazel bought a Greek flag from the shop.
Descending further via Pasha's Garden and the originally-Roman rotunda, we made it ack to the sea front in time for a late lunch (but even 3pm is not a late lunch for Greeks!). I had read about Greek cod and chips available near the port area, but I never saw any on a menu apart from ...
... but the fatigue and need not to fall behind in the blog. I certainly dozed off for a bit on the return trip, waking up to find 120 kph road on the E75, six lanes, 33k to go and some lime green crops. Dock cranes were an indication the city was close. I went back to the hotel with 6 others while 10 got off near the museum area.
A shower helped a bit. The room wifi was wonky. The money exchange across the road was closed so will do so in Kavala. Down to reception ...
... Menus are in greek, so we can't even read what we are ordering most of the time. Let alone, what's in our food. During our orientation tomorrow, we are going over the Greek essentials when it comes to speaking. It is going to be extremely helpful. But I will save orientation and my shopping adventures for my next installment since I have another day of both.
This got a little longer than I plan on making most of my posts, but there has just been so much going on.