1. Beginning of the walk to Varlaam Monastery
2. Ilia on the stairs
3. Looking back along the trail
They gave us those 'beautiful' wraps to put over our pants. Women have to be wearing a skirt to enter.
Riccardo, next to Giaccomo practiced his english with me frequently. His friends ribbed him ruthlessly for it.
Looking up from the courtyard
Ex-students, I would bet if there was a pretty girl who only spoke English they would miraculously remember how to speak the language.
San Stefano Monastery
You gotta garden when you gotta garden , even if it is on the side of a rock.
One of the residents
Housing, every detail cared for. I love it.
Andrea celebrated his 16th birthday on the trip. The door is deadly; I still have a bruise on my arm when I leaned on it accidentally with the crunch of bodies trying to get in from the rain.
Not the best photo. Andrea and Christofer left their group and came to keep me company as I parked myself at a cafe and was drinking my toast to these incredible rocks.
View from my seat in Kalambaka - Monastery San Stefano