This day was a little bit different than others. First i woke up in my tent, which I didn’t use yet before during this trip, because the prices for the hotels were mostly really low.
The sunrise was really nice. You miss them if you are late!
Here I met Eva & Ernst Bühler-Rizos. Eva was born in Greece but lived for 37 years in Switzerland. That’s why she speaks Swiss German without any accident.
Thank you Eva & Ernst for the invitation! It’s pretty sure that I will come back again!
I also had a special adventure since I used my Indian Roadmaster as dirtbike. My mechanic will be either angry with me or very happy because he may get some extra work to do! 😉 I had to take a detour which was not really ment for beginners! 😉
It was also different, because I did not know, where I will end up. I knew I will go further than Thessaloniki, since I was on a delay of about half a day, and I knew I will not make it to Bar in Montenegro, which should have been yesterdays arrival point. But it’s not a big problem, since I have one full day in reserve.
By accident I found the hotel Kastorias. Oh, I almost forgot how nice hotels can be, especially when you do not expect it yet. The rooms really have character and they are clean! Very clean! It was really a pleasure again! 😃
I did not have much time to ask about the history ore even some other information but I will prove you with this last picture, that i felt very comfortable. This is a hotel I will definitely come back when I do a ride again in the area!
Also the hospitality was great. A nice guy (unfortunately I did not ask for his name) who works here since 17 years he told me, was friendly and welcoming. Also the nice young lady who was serving the guests on the terrace and behind the bar. A nice friendly smile and good skills as a bartender and waitress. It was a real pleasure to enjoy this service after some other experiences I wrote about in the previous blogs.
I had a short chat with the owner, told him that I was a hotelier myself and suddenly we started to behave like old friends. It’s something like the “bikers-feeling”. Not that close but almost but it does not work with all hoteliers. He got me one of his old private Grappas! Cheers! 😋
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