Gyros in Greece – Balkans trip anecdotes and photos

This blog mainly concentrates on providing information that will help in living or travelling in Malaysia. However, I do blog a little about trips abroad. On my recent trip to the Balkans I’ll do a series of short blogs providing one anecdote per country, and then a few assorted photos of the country unrelated to the anecdote.

Greek Buddy Bear

Greek Buddy Bear

Greece didn’t really work out for me, because it just rained while I was there – from Corfu, and the west coast to the east.  My plan for rain was to keep on moving until I got away from it.  But at least I managed to track down a gyros in Greece.  On my first night there, in fact, in Igoumenitsa.  It’s the Greek name for what I’d call a kebab, or doner kebab.  The gyros from the shop next to the hotel, some wine and an apple from the supermarket, and a couple of Baklava from the cake shop.  But the Baklava was the star – the nicest baklava I’ve ever had.  And another gyros the next afternoon at the rail station in Thessaloniki – which meant I could use their WiFi to make a hotel booking for that night.

Baklava

Baklava

gyros

gyros

Thessaloniki restaurant

Thessaloniki restaurant

Thessaloniki restaurant

Thessaloniki restaurant

dolmades - vine leaves

dolmades – vine leaves

mixed grill

mixed grill

OTHER PHOTOS IN GREECE

Corfu Town

Corfu Town

spinach pie

spinach pie

ferry to the mainland

ferry to the mainland

ferry to the mainland

ferry to the mainland

Corfu from the water

Corfu from the water

double rainbow approaching the mainland

double rainbow approaching the mainland

rainbow approaching the mainland

rainbow approaching the mainland

Igoumenitsa

Igoumenitsa

bus to Thessalonili

bus to Thessaloniki

fog and cloud on the way to Thessaloniki

fog and cloud on the way to Thessaloniki

harbour at Thessaloniki

harbour at Thessaloniki

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

ruins discovered in the centre of town

ruins discovered in the centre of town

restaurant

restaurant

ruins near train station

ruins near train station

ruins near train station

ruins near train station

train station

train station

platform at train station

platform at train station

bus to Skopje, Macedonia

bus to Skopje, Macedonia

on the way to Skopje, Macedonia

on the way to Skopje, Macedonia

on the way to Skopje, Macedonia

on the way to Skopje, Macedonia

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Nicolas Sarkozy and Kirsten Stewart lookalikes having a smoke at the Macedonian border

Nicolas Sarkozy and Kirsten Stewart lookalikes having a smoke at the Macedonian border

Oh yes, and the driver on the bus I took from Thessaloniki to Macedonia was Nicolas Sarkozy, and one of the passengers was Kirsten Stewart.

 

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