08 April 2007

Day Trip-Pili

"No Arthur, not another picture of me take a picture of the bridge." (this is the first photo)
This bridge is outside of the town of Pili, it was built in 1514, very old and in great condition.
This is me taking a seat inside of a tree next too the bridge.
We visited a Vitoumas (βιτουμας) nunnery in the mountains south of Kalampaka. This is a picture of Arthur climbing down a stairwell that was so short we were stooped over and then decided to just scoot down each step on our butts. We were laughing so hard we had to take a couple of breaks, I don't know if your allowed to laugh in nunneries. Our destination was a cave where a relic from Mary was found, as you can see from the last picture the cave was also for very short people. Jon will have to slid down the stairs or come up the mountainside to see the cave, you can't be over 6feet tall at this monastery. I borrowed a skirt from the nuns, you aren't allowed in without it, this also applies to the monasteries over our house.
Back to Pili we enjoyed some of the best hot chocolate in Greece, they had 63 varieties of different chocolates. The original was delicious, we then had white chocolate hazelnut and that was okay (real chunky nuts-not something your used to drinking but eating) and also a wintry forest one that was for dark chocolatic alcoholics. So we need 61 volunteers to come over so we can try all of the hot chocolates (you buy).

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