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... was an absolutely amazing ancient complex that housed a city and a fortress all on the side of an enormous cliff. You will see, I took quite a few pictures. It was also even more climbing than the 999 stairs from the morning. We then made another strategic error by over-ruling Google maps for the shortest trip between Sparta and Kalamata. Apparently Google's re-route was to avoid the highway from hell that puts Colorado's mountain drives to absolute ...
... and to speak it myself. I have reached a level where people will have conversations with me, and will correct me - which is a measure of success, because they realize that I want to speak their language well!
There are also my English speaking friends to catch up with, many of them from other European countries, but willing to speak English as I cannot converse in their own ...
... to return to.
I don't mind the geckos living in the building, but I'm not keen on rats that nest there from time to time. By 2.00 pm we had cleared inside and all along the east bank, as well as pruning the fig tree, removing brambles and clearing round some more trees. I have arranged for the land to be tilled or mown in May-June.
On the way home we saw a tortoise - no doubt brought out of hibernation by the warm weather.
... so this was a good alternative. The Tikla Cafe was also a very pleasant location to “surf the net”, enjoying a fresh cup of hot coffee or nice glass of wine, overlooking a beautiful ocean vista and listening to some great music.
At about 23:00 I walked back up the hill to the Hotel for some much needed rest! Tomorrow will be a “free day” so it will be nice to sleep in and get caught up on some “housekeeping ...
... a large commercial harbour and marina. It is quite a long walk into the city centre but on the way you pass through a park with a unique open air railway museum at it's centre.
Beyond the city centre we climbed the hill to the old fortress where ...