Day 59. 24km. Thessaloniki

Posted: November 12, 2014 in Cycling, Greece
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We ended up staying in Thessaloniki, not that it was planned that way. A slow start, cycle down to the centre, and an extended stay in the bike shop resulted in 2 happy cyclists, 2 repaired cycles and a lovely evening in Thessaloniki with James contemplating life, the universe, everything, and how amazingly happy we are with life.

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

A great evening with Ioanna in her local restaurant resulted in us meeting Lefteris – the cook of the wonderful food, who had a friend Akis who is the best bike mechanic in Greece. Today we found ourselves having a bike repair, basking in the sun, and watching the beautiful people walk by day, generally enjoying life. Drahtesel is now fitted out with a new tyre and brake pads, ready to stop (which was almost not the case) in the next torrential downpour.

Akis and Drahtesel

Akis and Drahtesel

My ex-colleagues at AUTH (University of Thessaloniki)

My ex-colleagues at AUTH (University of Thessaloniki)

Lunch waiting for the Drahtesel repairs

Lunch waiting for the Drahtesel repairs

Approaching sunset in Thessaloniki

Approaching sunset in Thessaloniki

Comments
  1. deltathecat says:

    Hope you can keep finding people like Akis along your route!

  2. Hi friend, this comment is not to be published
    Give a look to the italian TV emission http://www.kilimangiaro.rai.it
    I think they could be very interessed to your enterprise, under every aspect!
    Good luck for your crossing or avoiding the war area …
    Riccardo (between Trento and Lake Garda)

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