5.24.09 Mystras, Greece
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5.24.09 Mystras near
Reluctantly we left our beachfront paradise at Kyparissia Campground this morning. I must admit that we’d happily stay there three months if allowed. But we steeled ourselves by repeating our goals: see the main sights, meet the people, learn the language, eat the food, and complete a good overview tour of many countries.
We’re running out of time and so I think we must cut Santorini. With flights out of
We drove some scenic mountain roads to
To go down the steep mountains, we just gear down into 2nd, put on the flashers, and crawl down the mountain so as not to gain speed and wear out the brakes. It takes awhile, but alive is better than fast. Sugar did a great job climbing up those steep grades- she is a fine rig!
The campground here in
It is still 30E a night for the 4 of us, the camper (7), and electricity (4), but they have free wifi, which saves us on phone calls and internet costs.
They also have a restaurant here and we just had Souvlaki, tzasziki, bread, and yogurt with honey, which they kindly told us was a dessert. We’d bought phyllo pies at a gas station for lunch. These meals out serve multiple purposes: they save us from having to buy extensive groceries, cook, clean up, etc, but they provide culturally-specific foods and interactions with locals. (The prices are only about 6E a meal here, service and tax are typically included).
Tonight as we were leaving, our kind waiter helped us with our Greek: Kalispera is “Good Evening” when you arrive somewhere, and Kalinista is when you are saying “Good night” and going to sleep. But he admitted it was a little confusing when you were leaving in the early evening, but not really going in for the night. We decided “Ciao!” works!
We’re at Castle View campground in Mystras, a few kilometers from
We were talking at dinner about the charms of