Karpathos: The Greek Island You Need to Visit Now

With no fringing reefs or changing ocean depths, the Greek islands have a habit of surprising you with their jagged perimeters and rocky cliffs that have a tendency to tumble into the sea when nobody is watching. Covered by an opaque haze, landing in Karpathos happens quickly and heavily, the wheels touched down with the…

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The Little Greek Island an Hour from Athens: Agistri

The last two days in Greece quickly became my favourite time of the whole two month trip and it was all down to the little Island of Agistri.  My time in Greece was drawing to a close and the hope of seeing an Island grew dim as I trudged the grey, urine soaked streets of…

Chalkidiki: A Cheaper Alternative to the Greek Islands

  Money is definitely not something in plentiful supply at the moment. In fact, finding twenty-cents in my pocket the other day was the richest I have felt in a long time. Unfortunately that twenty-cents is not about to transport me, or the team I am travelling with, to the Greek Islands. Those beautiful, postcard-worthy islands…

It’s Been a Challenge (or why I haven’t been blogging)

Let's get real around here! This last month has been really, really hard and I haven't had the best time here in Greece. It is approaching eight months since I left home and it has been five weeks since I last wrote a blog post. This marks the longest time I have gone without writing…

One week in Thessaloniki: Feta, Frappés and Feeling Unsafe

As I stepped out of the Easy-Jet airplane onto Greek soil, I was hit by wave of hot air. The hills shimmered in the distance and someone’s hat flew off their head and landed perilously close to the engine. My Greek friend in front of me let out a shrill of joy. Welcome to Thessaloniki!…

Peek Inside My Packing: Makeup and Toiletries

My last post was a peek inside all the clothes, shoes, gear and accessories that I am taking on my two-month trip to Greece. This post is dedicated to my toiletries and make-up. So maybe if you are a guy, then pass this one by. I take three bags of toiletries with me when I…

Peek Inside My Packing: Clothes, Shoes and Gear

With my departure date for two months in Greece looming, my teensy 45L Kathmandu backpack comes out of its dusty storage place to mock me with it’s inadequate size. Too big to check-in, too small to house my ever increasing belongings: it is the perfect size to encourage bag-sitting and zip-straining (this is why I…

Announcing a Summer in Greece

I am going to Greece for the summer! I am so thrilled and excited to spend two months in Greece this coming June. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be having a Greek summer this year. I was supposed to be in Asia! Source: Athens walking tours I will…