After lunch at the service area we left the two lane highway and took a narrow mountain road through some rustic villages. At one point Niko made Jurgen get off the bus to make sure our long bus could negotiate a rather tight turn that then led to a much steeper incline. As soon as Jurgen reboarded and had gone just a few hundred yards we ran into construction vehicles blocking our way. After sitting there a few minutes Niko got out and began arguing with the construction workers. These Greeks must not have been descndents of Socrates, Plato or Aristotle because they had a heck of a time figuring out how to move their equipment to let us pass. Instead of moving that big red truck out of the way, we had to sit on the bus while the backhoe operator removed a pile of gravel just to the left.
Also note the sign just above the bus door - this was the list of items banned on the bus.
Day Ten (Monday) July 3rd 2006 It looks like the Greeks know a little something about breakfast. I was one of the first to go down for breakfast this morning. I got up a little earlier than our 7:30 wake-up call because I planned on being at Lidl at 8:00 when they opened. We were expected on the bus at 8:00. Our hotel breakfast had the usual cereals, milk and fruit, but today we had real orange juice, yoghurt, rolls and col ... read more
Europe » Greece » Central Greece » Delphi 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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