It's October again. One of my favorite months to welcome in my favorite season of the year. And despite the lack of pumpkin patches here in Athens, which the inner kid in me is quietly grieving, I'm bringing this glorified pumpkin season in with a pumpkin spiced latte at Starbucks. Though I rarely come here anymore,… Continue reading Getting Real: My Restlessness, Reflecting on Athens AND GOING TO AUSTRALIA!!!
After a summer spent in Crete and a good month and a half visiting family in the States... I'm back in my adopted hometown. And honestly, it's been a bit of a humdrum winding down from all the previous activity while waiting on news for our next big move (more on that later). So when… Continue reading Experiencing Ancient Athens: The Herodeon Theatre
One thing that never fails to intrigue me about travel is, just when you think you've found the "most beautiful place you've ever been"... You discover Canada. I never thought of Canada to be my next destination. The way I pictured it, it was a vast, empty, terrain-- where bears outnumbered people and scattered mountain… Continue reading Glacier Lakes, Evergreen Trails and Grizzly Bears… “O’ CANADA”!
Though it's not known for its sensational night life. And those really beautiful beaches are at least an hour drive away-- if you're in love and want to be somewhere that embraces the romantic things of life, one thing is for sure about this West Coastal, Cretan village... Rethymno is for lovers. The ambiance of the… Continue reading For the Romantics
As instinctive night owls... we prefer to spend our time out during the cooler, breezier August evenings, (when compared to the smoldering heat of midday, at least). So naturally, we know exactly where to suggest for your summer nights here in Rethymno.Right before Sunset...Since you'll probably be on the beach anyways... we'll start you off… Continue reading One Night in Rethymno
Now if you're asking me... This is what I've gathered over my last month and a half here in this Venetian/ Turkish infused, historically sanctified, Cretan village; where the Renaissance took refuge and never seemed to have left. Though its been overexposed to the unavoidable touristic contagion that eventually gets to all the world's finest… Continue reading One Day in Rethymno
There’s been an annoying inconsistency to my postings lately. I know. And though this may sound like a cliche follow up excuse… to be truthful, this season of Alex and I’s life has been a bit of an inconsistency lately in general. Transitions, life-plan making, the consistent unplanned changes thereafter, with everything; work, where we’re… Continue reading Transitions, Unemployment and Crete.
Since I've moved here to Greece, I've always heard Thessaloniki to be a "cleaner, smaller and more beautiful Athens". There, it is said that the women are the most beautiful; wearing their best clothes even when going out for a simple coffee with their παρέα/parea (group of friends). The people are said to be even more easy… Continue reading A Step North from Athens
Its been eight months, as of a few days ago, since I bought my ticket to Athens. I remember it was such a high clicking the "one-way" option on the airline site. My life had taken a hard spring cleaning, as the only things I owned and would ever hold familiar again, were two suitcases and a… Continue reading Some Days… You Hate It.
In Greece, Easter is a huge tradition celebrated by those who cross themselves every time they pass a church and those who haven't passed a church in well... ever. In a country where traditions run deep it's definitely one of the traditions that run the strongest. Though the beliefs of an Orthodox Easter and an Easter… Continue reading A Greek Easter