Day 2, Kalambaka (Part 1)
Time of Departure: 5:00am
Quote from Olympic Tour Guide book "Greece enjoys a Mediterranean climate with an abundance of sun, moderate temperature and limited precipitation."
It was raining.
I know I said Kalambaka and the Monasteries was coming next, but it is midnight and I am yet to wade through the photos. Here instead is my initial impression along the wet road from Igoumenitsa to Kalambaka.
- Greece is a galvanized roofed country...painted red. Now do not ask why this strikes me. Perhaps its because houses (towns) stick out along the mountainside with their heads such a vivid color.
- There is so much rock I think someone can build a decent size home without having to buy too much material if they wanted a stone house.
- There is a lot of open land, either mountainous or farm land with a spattering of towns that makes it seem barren, wild and untamed.
- If Italy is infatuated with making tunnels, Greece enjoys creating roads. A road would be abandoned..not fixed ...completely ignored and another new road will take it's place. The old road just sits there. Or a new road will be constructed to take out a sharp curve. Perhaps the two should colaborate to get things done really well.
- The rocks at Kalambaka are truly magnificent and worth a good sit with a coke (beer if you prefer) just to stare at them.
Okay I am fried and can barely stay awake. I am going to sleep even if I am dying to tell stories.