Up to the Monasteries June 30th 2012 Set off in the morning for the long hike around the monasteries. What makes this worth not having a car is the fact that you can follow the monopatia, or the monk's paths that wind through the forest. These were once secretive routes that connect all of the major monasteries, and, as the name implies, were followed by the monks. Meteora is a series of monasteries that these monks built on the ... read more
Europe » Greece » Thessaly » Meteora 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
The best places aren't on any maps.
- Herman Melville
At the end of all of our exploration we will arrive back at the beginning and know that place for the very first time.
- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not truly lived.
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