At this point in the trip it dawned on me that Jurgen was almost as much a tourist as we were. In Italy he was as comfortable as a local. He knew the language, culture, cuisine, history and customs and was an excellent tour guide. In Greece he was in less familiar territory. He was less a tour leader and more of a tour organizer. Niko made suggestions and explained many of things we were passing while Jurgen listened to Niko's ideas and made his decisions based on Niko's suggestions. Jurgen was still stuck with the ultimate responsibilities of the tour, namely seeting up dinner, the accomodations and contacting our local tour guides. He still had to listen to the minor complaints and whines of some in the group, but for the most part, he was just enjoying himself.
As we left the Best Souvenirs in Greece store, Niko offered to take us to a restaurant he recommended. Even though many in the group ate at our first roadside stop, the kids were hungry again and who was I to argue.
Once again I failed to note the name of the place, but it was on the main highway just outside Delphi. It almost felt like we were eating somewhere in the Poconos with all the trees surrounding the restaurant and the overcast, misty weather outside. It was here that I had the best Moussaka of the trip. The key was the honey sauce on top. To top it off I added another Mythos. By now Gail was completely on the Mythos bandwagon so I had no trouble in convincing her that we needed another round. Even though our dinners and breakfasts were covered in the tour package, we were on our own for lunch. We got out of here for under 25 Euro which was pretty reasonable considering the huge portions we got.
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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