Porto Palace Hotel
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When the crowd stopped, Gonzalo approached two young people and asked them what the protest was about. They explained to him the following: “The Prime Minister of Greece recently decided to solve the current economic situation and thus slow down the crisis by implementing some measures that simply cause that people earn less money.
People of all ages were participating in the protest – old (already retired), young (still ...
... go along to the bus station. I'm sure my bus is at 8.30pm and I hand my photocopy given to me by the travel agent snd my receipt over to the man at the desk. I smile at him and tell him I'm going to Bulgaria. He gives me my receipt back, but he tells me actually my bus is at 9pm. Perhaps that should have been my first warning sign. But I think - 'oh, maybe the time has changed, not a problem'. So I put my baggage away and wait around. I wrote my previous blog, ate a ...
... could recline. We both got more sleep than we did on the night train but it still was not a good nights sleep. We were interrupted a few times at border control for passport checks. Nathan had to pay a whooping €45 for his entry visa, however, I coming from the more superior country (New Zealand) was welcomed into the country for free! That just goes to show that Kiwis are more wanted than Australians are ...
... for check in. We walked around the city and visited some of their various sights including the white tower, before heading back to the hostel. I can not tell you how good it was to finally sleep in a proper bed. It was 5.30pm when we woke up. We had to prepare for tomorrow which would be a big day. We are planning on Tackling Mt Olympus. Mt Olympus is the highest mountain ...
... across the top of the mountains. Lots of tunnels and bridges. As you came out of one tunnel you could see the next one ahead with a viaduct, hundreds of feet ( probably meters) above the valley floor, connecting them. Its sort of like you are on a suspended highway. At least it took my mind off my cramped quarters.
Thessaloniki is nice without being startling. Lots of very old churches ( eg 5th century - Church of ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet