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Smoke Signals

So I'm starting to notice a trend here. The Greeks like to smoke...and they also like cologne. I'm not sure if liking cologne is independent of trying to cover up the smell of smoke or not, but the two smells create quite a nauseating effect on my sensitive nose!! One thing I look forward to in...

permalink written by  blondie on February 7, 2015 from Thessaloniki, Greece
from the travel blog: Greek Life



Backtrack for the Backpack

After a quick breakfast at a local cafe and scoring some Greek Tylenol near an orange tree lined street, we jetted out of Athens in our Up! Volkswagen. I prayed our little dune buggy wouldn't fall to pieces on us as we whizzed by block after block of graffiti covered buildings, making our way...

permalink written by  blondie on February 6, 2015 from Litochoron, Greece
from the travel blog: Greek Life



Greecing the Skids

As soon as we emerged through the customs doors into the unsecure side of the bustling Athens airport, the heavy scent of smoke hit me as hard as Serena Williams whacks a tennis ball. Ugh, reminiscent of the Prague airport, I thought. I liked the vibe though. People were loud and outgoing. ...

permalink written by  blondie on February 5, 2015 from Athens, Greece
from the travel blog: Greek Life



Greekonomics

We woke up at the crack of dawn (actually I woke up at 2am and couldn’t go back to bed), and made a beeline down to the offensively expensive breakfast (at least compared to outside of the hotel) downstairs. We were so famished, we didn’t have the wherewithal to track down a breakfast place that...

permalink written by  blondie on February 5, 2015 from Athens, Greece
from the travel blog: Greek Life



Beautiful Santorini

We got to Santorini by Ferry boat. There is a bit of science here. There was a Volcano that erupted a long time ago. Now, the Volcano is under water beside Santorini. The sand is black or red from volcanic ash. Santorini is so pretty. The white buildings look over the sea. They are a long way...

permalink written by  valnyhout on May 23, 2014 from Athens, Greece
from the travel blog: Amsterdam to Athens and Everything After



A bit of crete

We only had a bit of time in Crete. We were in the City of Heraklion. Some of it looks like a New City but some of it is old walls and buildings. They aren't ancient ruins like some places. They were built by people that came from Venice. After Crete, we had to say goodbye to our friends we...

permalink written by  valnyhout on May 22, 2014 from Athens, Greece
from the travel blog: Amsterdam to Athens and Everything After



The Road to Rhodes

Today we went to the Island of Rhodes. There is a wall all around the old part of the city. It reminded me of Narnia. I looked for the lion or Peter or Susan or Edmund or Lucy from Narnia but I didn't see them. We took a tour in the early morning and then we walked around the old town before...

permalink written by  valnyhout on May 21, 2014 from Athens, Greece
from the travel blog: Amsterdam to Athens and Everything After



The Road to Rhodes

Today we went to the Island of Rhodes. There is a wall all around the old part of the city. It reminded me of Narnia. I looked for the lion or Peter or Susan or Edmund or Lucy from Narnia but I didn't see them. We took a tour in the early morning and then we walked around the old town before...

permalink written by  valnyhout on May 21, 2014 from Athens, Greece
from the travel blog: Amsterdam to Athens and Everything After



Still Loving Mykonos

Woke up to another beautiful day in Mykonos. We decided to take a morning boat trip to Delos. It was hot and sunny on the boat. We saw some, or a lot of ruins. Do you know ruins are very old, like for example, on the Island of Delos, they have temples and houses that are from 2000 years ago....

permalink written by  valnyhout on May 18, 2014 from Mykonos, Greece
from the travel blog: Amsterdam to Athens and Everything After



Lost in Mykonos

Yesterday was mostly a travel day. We went by cruise ship from Athens to Mykonos. We have a beautiful room in Mykonos. There is a really nice view from here. We have the sea and a pool. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant . I had jumbo shrimp that were humongojumbo shrimp. They were the size...

permalink written by  valnyhout on May 17, 2014 from Mykonos, Greece
from the travel blog: Amsterdam to Athens and Everything After



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