"Jared! Get down from there!!!"
Trip Start Sep 14, 2008
25Trip End Dec 15, 2008
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Our first stop on the long ride there was in a little town outside of Meteora known for its remnants of a temple (which literally was a few rocks on the ground) and being the home of the "healing springs" of the Greek God of...yep you guessed it, Healing. The town was small and quaint, coffee shops and little eateries lining both sides of the street, and beautiful parks in different areas. We went on a mini tour to the aforesaid rocks, and had a chance to relax and enjoy some coffee the Greek way
After our coffee time we loaded back up on the bus for the next leg of our journey that was going to take us to the town right below Meteora (as the rocks and monasteries themselves actually lay claim to that name), Kalambaka. It only took 30 minutes to get to our hotel and after checking in Megan and I went right back out to go through some tourist shops and look for gifts. Unfortunately, once you've been in Greek tourist shop, you've been in them all. They had pretty much the same thing as other stores had, except for this one really random Barbie hat, and Megan decided not to linger too long and to try and meet up with some friends for a night at a taverna.
We headed back and while we waited for people to get ready we watched some Top Gear, a really awesome BBC show about cars and three British guys who do the funniest things with them. (Peel P50 for instance)
So after the show went off we realized that everyone left without us, and so we ventured out on our own to try and find the restaurant they went to (someone decided on getting pasta instead)
Luckily though, when we got there they were full so we actually went with our tour guide, the art history teacher here at ACT and some guys and girls from my building to a taverna not too far from us
Anyways after eating at the taverna we decided to have a night out on the town and headed down to the bar, Blue. Our original group was small, but after 30 minutes or so everyone else managed to find their way there and Megan and I had a blast dancing around having fun. At one point we did a little swing demo doing the around the world, and although the first 2x we did was good, being buzzed and tired caught up with me on the third one and we pretty much fell to the floor laughing. The night was a blast in general, and when we finally got home we fell asleep with no problem and were ready for breakfast the next morning.