I TOOK MY SEAT on the floor beneath a large wooden pergola alongside a handful of fellow travelers sporting sun-kissed tans and eager eyes. A trio of girlfriends in their 40s huddled together to my right while a cleanshaven man, who seemingly swapped his business suit for board shorts, took his place with his teenage son and daughter to my left. We had obviously each come to Bali for different reasons but all ended up in the same place for the same experience. We settled into silence as the renowned Balinese healer Cokorda Rai appeared from a tiny farmhouse adjacent to the pergola, chickens clucking at his feet as he made his way toward us on a makeshift pathway of mismatched rugs.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.