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Greece 31 July: Border with Bulgaria - Asprovalta

HELAS !! Welcome to Greece! It is amazing. We just crossed the mountains from Bulgaria and it seems the temperature increased about 10ºC. It's getting hot out there...

We were welcomed by our new coordinators and, after shaking many hands and saying many 'hellos', we discussed the best way to cover the remaining 85 km.

Our Greek friends Eleni, Bozana and Bozana's son, holding the torch together.

Last phone call and Tanja, our first runner is ready to go.

Here is Pepa with Bozana's son, who also wanted to run with the torch. He covered almost 3 km!

Due to the heat it is very dry here during the summer. But that doesn't mean it can't be beautiful. Nature is simply amazingly inventive when it comes down to survival.

Eleni on the road.

Playing with a puppy at the gas station.

Yeah! World Harmony Run is here...

He didn't say anything, but I guess it was really hot on the motorbike. Thanks to the kind policemen who guided us all the way to our accommodation.

Sarah on the run.

Olive-tree fields along the road...

Let's check your knowledge of plants a little: Can you guess what kind of 'fruit' that is ? All right. To be honest, I didn't know it myself until one of our Greek friends told us it's an almond tree. The almonds are the seeds inside that little 'shell'. They were not fully ripe yet, but edible; still very soft, but very delicious...

And what's that? Could I have mentioned it already, above? Of course - olives... But you'd better not eat them from the tree - they are as bitter as anything....

We finished running at about 7 p.m. The bungalows we were staying in were just a few hundred metres from the sea. There was no way for us not to go for a dip. In fact, we parked the car as close as possible to the ocean and just ran in. I have been waiting 7 weeks for that moment. Woohoooo....

– Martin Leitner

Distance: 85 km

Team Members:
Lenka Chobodicka (Slovakia), Martin Leitner (Austria), Matthias Eckerle (Germany), Daniel Schenke (Germany), Emese Gero (Hungary), Judit Toth (Hungary), Tatjana Chochlikova (Slovakia), Sarah Newton (Canada)

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