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Words of the day:
Genethia- (J-neh-tea-a)--- BIRTHDAY! !!!
Efcharisto- (F-carry-stow)- Thank you!
Kalimera ( Cali- mer-rah)- Good morning!
Parakahlo- (para- kah- low) – You’re welcome
Plyntirio- (pi len thee ro)- Laundry
Andeeo (An-dee-o)- Good bye
Phrases of the day:
Mila’te Anglikka? ( Me-la-lteh ...
... raise eyebrows at our 9-person Supreme Court today: back then, the smallest was 201, but the average was around 500. There were water clocks to keep people from talking too long, and all juries had to be complete by the end of the day. There was a completely randomized machine for choosing a completely random jury out of 6000 contestants - so, in other words, if you wanted to bribe someone, you needed to be really rich.
Too bad modern-day politics doesn't necessarily work the same way.
... way to Mani and half a day there is enough - Mani needs at least 2-3 days, stay at Lakoniki Mani, preferbly close to Oitilo or Areopoli and visit the rest. See Mani highlights at the entry 'Mani again and again' within this same blog - Monemvasia is a tiny place, 1-2 days are enough to soak in the beauty and the atmosphere We were lucky ...
... car but found it to be a soft top that couldn't be locked and were very lucky to get another as every other rental car in the town was out on hire. Ended up with a Peugeot 107 that used so little petrol we thought it had a faulty gauge! Over the next four days we drove from one end of the island to the other and criss-crossed it several times, all on one tank of gas. The first day we drove over one of the most winding, ...
... get one okay shot in. A must see since Jen’s wearing her fabulous 80s outfit. All that’s missing is crimped hair!
From there we walked to the Panathenaic Stadium. We learned here that the length of the track was one stade, hence the name Stadium. Next we were off to the Temple of Poseidon in the Alos Pangratiou Park. Now those of you who’ve been to Athens are probably thinking – huh? The guide book talked of ...