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It's time to say goodbye to Istanbul as we board Royal Carribean's "Rhapsody of the Seas" for a 9 day cruise back to Rome, via the Greek Islands, Sicily and Naples. Ashlee and Steve have joined us on the cruise, with Steve's parents as well - Peter and Christine. Looking forward to unpacking the suitcases and not having to live out of them for the next 9 days. Because we are in Istanbul it will take a day and a half to get to our ...
... the crowd to be attentive. The Bishop (Metropolitan) dressed in gold capped by a diamond miter sparkled like stars while he sat on the throne to the left reminding the crowd that St. Gregory Palamas had right of honor, as his predecessor, to sit at the throne on the right side. He spoke as though the saint was sitting across from him --- as he was. At least 18 priests stood in the midst of it all - cloaked in the finest cloth.
I was ...
... for our new place of discovery. The train soon came and we all
clambered on. Our packs were bulky and people gave us large eye rolls when we
passed them. Our seats were found, and we settled in. Once again the cards that
I brought for this trip came in handy in passing the time. Soon however, my
sleep overtook me and I was out like a light. In and out of consciousness I
went, sometimes in a seat that was different from the one I had fallen asleep
THESSALONIKI, GREECE, OCTOBER 1, 2014
Today we are in Thessaloniki, Greece. Finally the weather is perfect. 75 degrees and bright and sunny and NO WIND! We have a private tour here today of the Bysantine Museum, the city and Vergina. Our guide, Menelaos and our driver, Nikkos, pick us up precisely on time and we are on our way. We first drive by the white tower which was at the corner of the former city walls. thessaloniki is now the 2nd largest ...
... killing a Roman soldier. This is similar to the way St. George is always depicted on a white horse, killing a dragon. In the crypt of the Basilica is the site where St. Dimitrios suffered and died by the swords of Roman soldiers. There is a marble structure there now.
Fun fact: Mustafa Ataturk was born in Thessolaniki.
The ancient Hippodrome is not visible, but has been discovered under a lot of modern buildings. We also saw the ...