So here is the second post of my trip to Thessaloniki.
On Saturday, we had to attend a workshop with Uni and some presentations which took longer than planned.
After all that ended, we were free to do what we liked!
The breakfast was a surprise, since it had a little something from everything.
From eggs, sausages and bacon to salad, donuts, croissants and other sweet treats.
We arrived at the presentation on time.
Instead of sitting there and wait, we took some self-shots!
And some photos at the college's atrium. (The marble was freezing cold FYI!!)
The presentations we watched, were themed as 'City Cracks' and were based on how new designers/architects can be motivated to improve their hometowns by various means.
After the workshop was done, we visited 'The Met Hotel' a newly build hotel,
that has a lot to give in the design area.
And of course some self/mirror-shots.
In the same area, there was an industrial building that had been renovated
and now is a home of various cafes and restaurants.
|Our beloved teachers|
|And another (double this time) mirror shot|
Then, we had a tour with the bus, and visited the, once, castle area, that had a view of the whole city.
Me and Christina were exhausted by that time, and it was raining, so we decided
it was time to have something to eat.
We chose a 'souvlaki' place. I have no pictures of the actual food, since we ate it in no time!!
While visiting Thessaloniki, buying local 'Tsoureki' (it is like a brioche but not exactly the same) and
'Trigona Panoramatos' is a must. 'Trigona Panoramatos' (or 'Panorama Triangles'!!) is a dessert with a syroped crust, shaped in triangles, obviously, and a cream that could resemble custard, but thicker.
(Photos of the actual products will be up in tomorrow's post -or what's left of those!!-.)
|Christina posing happily, salivating on the 'exhibits'|
The 'Tsoureki' comes in various flavors. I bought one with 'chios mastixa' and chocolate,
while the girls chose chocolate-covered ones. We bought some plain ones as well.
|Photos were not allowed, as I was informed after taking this picture! (he-he)|
We returned with 3 bags each, both filled with 'Tsoureki' and 'Trigona Panoramatos' to take back home.
After relaxing for nearly an hour, we got ready for dinner.
But not before taking some more photos!!
|My (messy) side of the vanity area|
Even if it was freezing and raining outside, me and Christina chose to wear skirts,
revealing our brave selves!!!
|My outfit. ( I was wearing 2 different pairs of socks and leg warmers!!)|
|Christina's outfit (braver than me, no leg warmers!)|
We headed again at 'Ladadika' but chose another restaurant, with Crete's cuisine.
The food wasn't as good as the one's we went the night before, though.
We had some wine, a salad, grilled mushrooms, a Crete's traditional cheese with crust and honey,
and some potatoes.
At the end, they served as donuts (we call them 'loukoumades') that looked yummy, but were nothing special.
Since it was our only chance to have a night out, we headed for a beer.
The bar we chose was located in the main street that has all the nightlife.
|My face here was a protest to the bright flash light, and the fact that everyone turned their heads towards us due to that light!|
|A photo attempt with no flash light, a very dark one|
When I was about to end my beer, having a sip I realized there was a bug swimming in it!!!
Fortunately it was a small one, and must have gotten in there after my last sip (hopefully!!).
At the end, we tolerated with the flash light and the weird looks around us, to take a photo the four of us!
We went back to our hotel than night really exhausted.
I was smelling beer from head to toe, because Christina was kind enough to give me a beer bath at some point during the night!!
After a (not so) quick shower, we said goodnight!!
Come back tomorrow for the last post of my trip to Thessaloniki!