Posts Tagged ‘Sotaris’


Today we found the three wise men, bearing kajmak, Choco Lips and Šir. One of them gave us quite a shock. The Gods also delivered water in copious quantities today, direct from the heavens. James and I both agree, through, that rain is preferable to a head-wind. We are now snuggled up in front of a wood fire in Edessa.

The four wise men

The four wise men

The local priest was lovely, letting us camp in front of the church, use the toilet, and he even gave us a loaf of bread. Great guy!

The priest

The priest

The rain was relentless today, meaning that we stopped frequently to warm up and drink some coffee (James) and hot chocolate (me). We were showered with gifts in Arnissa – local apples and liqueur. We are receiving a warm welcome in an unfortunately wet country.

Planning our route forward

Planning our route forward

And there is nothing better than sitting in front of a wood fire after a wet day on the road. 🙂

Our guesthouse in Edessa

Our guesthouse in Edessa


Grey, wind, gloom. Goce joined us to the Greek border before we continued along the straight, flat road into the headwind. It was totally uninspiring and we had to push ourselves (me especially) to get some kilometres done.

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It is amazing the difference the weather makes. It didn’t rain, but it was cold with a fairly strong headwind. The grey skies and mood made the farmland landscape unenergizing.

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Still, we did enter a new country – Greece.

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We stopped in a small village and were allowed to camp on the lawns in front of a church. A storm will be cooked up shortly.

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