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Friday May 8th

Sites Visited: None (Free Day in Ioannina)

Where did we stay tonight?: Ioannina

Leaders: Dallis Fox and Jason Spellmire

There are worse places to spend a day off than Ioannina (pronounced YAWN-in-ah). It is in Northern Greece, with a nice lake, snow-capped mountains, and a Tilt-a-Whirl with strobe lights. People used to fight here a lot more than they do now, as evidenced by the castle, museum of weapons, and knives of many shapes that can be bought on the street. Oh wait. Anyway, some important people died here apparently. Also the city is known for its silversmiths. We didn’t see any, but we did see a lot of metal things for sale, like pots, large keys, and things that looked like combination shields and hubcaps.

We all spent the day doing different things. Some of us slept until 1:30. Okay, that was just Ben. Others spent five hours in a café. World record? Nay, just a typical Greek afternoon. Still others explored the weaponry museum, which also contained a five-foot pipe-like thing that one of the aforementioned famous guys who died here smoked.

Ioannina has lots of other attractions besides these. It has, for instance, a very nice, first-rate grocery store in which can be bought many attractive items. It also has a Haagen-Daas. It does not have a Dominos Pizza or a bowling alley, which means it automatically cannot place higher than 3 on our 1-5 rating of Greek cities.

We leave you with this gem of an acrostic in which our combined poetic brilliance will shine through with the light of a thousand suns.

Interesting
On a Lake
About 400 kilometers from Athens? This might be very wrong.
Northern Greece WOOOOOO
Nothing else is coming to mind
It’s really late. Can you tell?
Not another N!?!?!
A DAY OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Day 48 Photo Gallery:

Ioanninaaaaaaaaa

Ioanninaaaaaaaaa

Alex not yawning in Ioannina

Alex not yawning in Ioannina

Tapping into the ragey spirit of Ali Pasha.

Tapping into the ragey spirit of Ali Pasha.

Ladies on the town.

Ladies on the town. Single men of Ioannina stand no chance.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Let sleeping dogs lie. They have wisely chosen the lush grassy park bordering Lake Ioannina for their idylls.

Snow-capped mountains by the lake.

Snow-capped mountains by the lake.

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