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Earlier this summer, I heard a sermon on the 20th chapter of the book of Acts and my attention was drawn strangely to this small verse covered briefly in the sermon:
Acts 20:13 NIV
“We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard. He had made this arrangement because he was going there on foot.”
Paul had been sailing with Luke and other companions, but when he got to ...
We spent three nights in Stavros, which is part of Chalkidiki. We stayed with Dads friend Vicky, who has triplets, Steffi, Spiro and Lambos. We had a lot of fun. We watched movies at night time, including Spiderman 1, Spiderman 2 and Thor. Every afternoon we played hide and seek with all the cousins including Stella, Sophia and Pano. One day we went to a really cool beach where we had a whole section of the beach to ourselves with umbrellas ...
... so in the weekday it was empty and indeed we only saw a couple of players.
Apart from lazing on the beach, eating fish and visiting the local mountain villages I can't say we have done much. Amazingly we encountered our second folk dancing festival, this one for the Whit holidays. Of course being non-religious we didn't know it was Whit. Tomorrow we drive across Greece to catch the ferry to Italy and we are hoping for a quiet drive on Whit Monday.
... Annie clearly did not get on with Bulgaria but I had much less of an issue with the country...C
Once into Greece the driving was much easier and you could set the cruise control without fear of pot holes. We arrived in Neos Marmaras in the early evening and settled into our self catering room with a large balcony over looking the sea.
Now sitting on the balcony, drinking Turkish Raki, over looking the sea, 25C.... cheers.
This last week in Greece we have spent at the ESCAPE Conference in Porto Carras Resort. It is located in the Macedonia Region where there are 3 peninsulas. It is a popular destination for Greeks vacationing. The G8 Summit and the European Summit were held at this resort a few years ago, very nice resort!
I mentioned that I was to go on a tour to the Mt Athos (around it, not to it!) but we quite literally missed the boat and didn't ...