When we finally descended from the mountains we came to a relatively flat region where a wide river plain had carved through the mountains. Near Kalambaka we started to see these unique formations which were originally created by the wave action of an inland sea and then further eroded by the Pineios River.
Day Nine (Sunday) July 2nd 2006 Despite having a few too many glasses of Italy's cheapest and despite laying in a narrow bunkbed with another bed just inches over my head, my first time ever sleeping on a ship was quite restful. Getting up and using the toilet in the middle of the night was an adventure as the ship was bucking and rolling quite a bit. But there was plenty of hot water in the shower and nice clean towels when I ... read more
Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Kalampaka Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
My wife and I met forty years ago when we both worked for the airlines. We got out of the business when deregulation "ruined" it. Now she takes me with her students on her educational trips abroad.
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