Hotel Queen Olga
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... dedicated to St. Gregory Palamas and that’s why I am here. His coffin was ceremoniously brought out of his above-ground tomb, within the church, and placed before the Bishop’s throne on the right. His relics, encased in silver, slid out of the bottom of the coffin like a trundle bed, but protected by glass. Thousands streamed before the coffin throughout the entire service crossing themselves, some kneeling, others bowing, praying quietly ...
... to miss that,
so I immediately jumped out of bed and ran to the lobby. There I found the rest
of the class and my two teachers who were now the leaders of the group. These
teachers were Brady, quirky as usual, and Eleni Koutsafi, my studio professor.
The two of them had done their research and found a happening restaurant in the
heart of the city. Not only was this place overflowing with music and people,
it seemed that not a single tourist had found it. ...
... amazed I was from New Zealand so maybe don’t get many tourists in that part of town?
Thessaloniki is on a massive harbour and the whole waterfront is paved in a nice big walkway the whole way around, kind of like Wellington is. We were staying a bit out of town so went down the waterfront and strolled along to the White Tower; the main tourist attraction and the symbol of Thessaloniki. Of course we stopped at the giant Alexander the Great statue, complete with ...
... they were enshrined in a new church. His fame increased. The story of his rescue of sailors in the Aegean Sea during his lifetime established him as the patron of mariners. His popularity in Russia rose to the point that almost all churches had some sort of shrine honoring St. Nicholas.
... and I couldn't have been happier to buy fresh fruit and veggies after all of the meals we have eaten out. They had a few other cheap kitchen essentials that we hadn't found yet either, so it was good to finish up that shopping.
The other thing about shopping are the store hours around here. Every day the shops close around three for what they call a siesta, which is basically an excuse to stop working and go nap. Like, what? Why hasn't this been my life? On Wednesdays ...