Friday, October 12, 2012

Thessaloniki here we come

Greek Salad in Greece - just like a Shepherd's Salad in Turkey ... but with CHEESE!
Calamari - everybody's favourite
So we're off to Greece again this weekend leaving as soon as I shut off the computer (I'm printing a map of the city).  The plan that we made an hour ago is to head from here to Thessalonika.  It's about a 5 hour drive one way. We'll cross the border at Ipsala.  We have the necessary "green card" insurance for the car so we should sail through - unlike last weekend when we had to play charades with the Greek Customs officer.

I learned exactly one word of Greek last weekend - the word for yes.  We didn't need it for our first meal in Greece.  The Grandmother who ran the restaurant was fluent in hand gestures and fed us like royalty. The desk clerk at the hotel in Alexandropoli spoke English and so did the sandwich shop owner in Didimotiho.

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