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    Posted: 14 Oct 2014 at 10:35am
You've done the seaside, looked at old villages, walked a few of the Corfu trails, now for something completely different.
We have just visited Zagoria for the second time, staying at Nickolas Guesthouse in the village of Koukouli, owned by Pereclis of Nickolas Taverna Agni. A good base to explore from.
The Vikos Gorge and all its villages and view points is of course the first adventure, then see how many of the stone arched bridges you can find.
There are three tavernas in Koukouli to eat at, we found a warm welcome everywhere, but enjoyed Nicko's just at the foot of the steps from our B and B the most, by the way he's a mine of information about the local herbs and plants, try his homemade infusions.
We are now in Meteora, if like me you don't have a head for heights, this place is scary but awe inspiring none the less, you don't know where to look next at yet another knockout view.
Off to Souli on our way back, tell you about that later.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 2014 at 2:00pm
Hi Bob
Koukouli really is a very pretty village - Lynn and I went there a few years ago, on our one and only (so far) trip to Zagoria.

The whole area is, as you say, well worth a visit as there is so much to see (and so much history).

In fact, we may get there in September next year as there is an outline plan to take the MGB (and James/Mike in a Scimitar GTE) down through Croatia/Mongolia/Albania.

Lots (and lots) of car prep to get through before then!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 2014 at 11:07pm
ERR!!! Are you sure you mean Mongolia???
Bit of a detour I would have thought. Watch out for the Mongul Hordes, they are pretty wicked with their short bows from horseback, not sure Lynn would be impressed, the boys would think its well good though.
Back to reality, make sure you have a new clutch and upgrade your brakes if possible, the roads are pretty hairy, and I imagine the so called main roads through the old Yugoslavian countries might be a bit challenging as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2014 at 12:04pm
Whoops, I meant Montenegro of course. But then James is planning to do the Mongol Rally in 2016, which DOES involve Mongolia, hence my "confusion".

The clutch was new a couple of years ago - and I think harder pads and fresh fluid should deal with the brakes (the discs are ventilated anyway).

The major work required will be a full re-wire as all of the old BL terminals are suffering from corrosion.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2014 at 1:07pm
Well get on with it, you've not got much else to do.
Is there enough slack in the cables to just re-solder new terminals? Or clean the old ones and then smear with grease.
I might well have the same problem when I get to that stage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2014 at 8:45pm
Back to our visit to Zagoria, during our first day touring we went to the Oshia view point, just to confirm how scared of heights I still am, on our way back going on to Vikos village, we met a couple of English guys cycling on to Monodendri and Oshia. The next day we met them again on our way back from visiting Gyftokampos (the model Sarakatsani Village) they were on their way to Metsovo, two days later we passed them again they were just a few miles short of Meteora. Talk about mad dogs and Englishmen, although it doesn't look that far on the map, its hills and mountains, long winding stretches of deserted areas of forest and scrubland.
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