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... Every time we passed a church they would cross themselves and just keep talking.
When we got to Kavala I was waiting for one of them to get off the bus and she was muttering, 'It's too heavy ...'. I said to her, 'You go first.' She said in English, 'Are you German?' I said, No' and she said, 'American?' I said, 'No, Australian.' And she said very excitedly, 'Me too. From Adelaide!'
KAVALA, GREECE, 0CTOBER 9, 2014
Kavala is a major Greek port on the East coast of Greece across from the island of Thassos in Macedonia area of Greece. This is the area of the apostle Paul. Kavala was originally a small fishing village settled by Greeks from Thassos. At that time it was called Neopolis meaning "new city". The apostle Paul made two trips here, the second being the more famous of the two.
At this time the area ...
... present day Turkey). It was named after Philip II of Macedon, father or Alexander the Great. Originally a Greek city, it became an important Roman colony after a battle involving Brutus and Cassius in 42. In Philippi, as with Tarsus and Thessalonica, townspeople were declared free Roman citizens, with no taxes, self rule and pride in their elite status. Most Philippians followed religious cults linked to a variety of Greek and Roman gods. The Jewish community there was ...
... and other treasures. The monasteries were
built on top of these hills and peaks during the invasion by the Turks. Because the monasteries were built in such inaccessible places, the Turks let them alone to practise their religion. It is amazing to see such buildings and all we could wonder was ... How were they built, how they got everything up to the peaks and how they got /and still get supplies. St. Steven's monastery, a convent and another monastery ...
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