Xenia Oranoupolis Hotel
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... to that point when they have reached their limit and they just need some time to themselves. Christian leaders only have strength to give as they are strengthened by the Lord. But, we are all mortal and we all come to physical, mental, and emotional limits. Fortunately, the risen Lord Jesus and God suffer from no such mortal constraints and are not bound by the earthy frailties that plague us fallen creatures of the world. One day we too will inherit such glory, but ...
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.
... but in general the street food is not very healthy...they love tomatoes , cucumbers, feta cheese and yogurt at every meal. Surprisingly they are really into French fries.We didn't see other churches or synagogues just Greek Orthodox Churches and Monasteries. There are olive trees everywhere, their local wines are delicious, the water is crystal clear and has a beautiful blue cast to it especially near the white rock coastal areas, they have ...
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