For Travelers: The Things You Find Out Later…

There are always micro details no one ever remembers to tell you when visiting a new country. For myself, I remember when I was in Rome, I had no idea they charged you some change to use public restrooms; and being that I'm American, us credit card junkies NEVER have cash--much less "change". I remember having… Continue reading For Travelers: The Things You Find Out Later…

If You’re without a Yaya… May I Suggest “Tzitzikas & Mermigas”

I remember when I solo backpacked Europe back in 2015 and I was always scouring blogs for their best traditional cuisine recommendations. In my opinion, the best thing to do when visiting a new place, with all it's new variety of flavor, is the obvious... eating it all! I swear to God I'm not biased,… Continue reading If You’re without a Yaya… May I Suggest “Tzitzikas & Mermigas”

Athens on 5 €

Whether you're a budget backpacker, a broke study abroad student, or just broke in general (join the club), it's time to learn what it means to spend an evening like a true Greek; by putting your damn cell phones away, soaking in a view with good people, and savoring a coffee and a souvlaki (or… Continue reading Athens on 5 €

Being an Expat: Misconception #3

This post takes a two-sided position on what I heard the most after first telling people I was moving to Athens... (1) "You're leaving America... permanently? Why would you do that? Isn't Greece so poor now they're like burning furniture to stay warm? It's dangerous to leave the states now!" (2) "You're moving to Greece??… Continue reading Being an Expat: Misconception #3

Being an Expat: Misconception #2

"Oh my God you live in Greece. Your life must be like a vacation." Another LOL moment. There is quite a difference between vacationing and living somewhere... let me tell you. Especially somewhere that is becoming increasingly, insanely, unstable. I say this keeping all the love and adoration I've always had for this country in… Continue reading Being an Expat: Misconception #2

Being an Expat: Misconception #1

"So you speak Greek like fluently now right?" Ha! My American friends have no idea the depth of what they've asked. I remember being on the phone with my little sister the other day when the home phone rang with an unfamiliar number... Alex wasn't home to answer in Greek. So, it was my turn. I… Continue reading Being an Expat: Misconception #1

Loukoumades: Trendy and Traditional

If you want to combine the best of all the sugar categories: with warm, doughy, doughnut holes, sticky honey, cinnamon and crushed nuts... you've got yourself a nice batch of traditional Greek loukoumades. It's one of these things, that if I wasn't so unfortunately nice... I probably wouldn't share with anyone. Which is why I… Continue reading Loukoumades: Trendy and Traditional

“So how did you two meet…” Part II

Since this is a bit of a book... I thought it'd be best to break this story up into two pieces. So, as I was saying in part I of this story... the moment had finally come when those automatic doors at Eleftherios airport opened, revealing me standing with a 60 lbs backpack on my back,… Continue reading “So how did you two meet…” Part II

“So how did you two meet…?” Part I

Alex and I get asked this question a lot. The surprise is understandable since it isn't a common thing for a small town girl from Texas and a native Athenian to be coupled together in Greece... The story is quite bizarre so we just tell the general public "I met him while traveling around Europe". Which… Continue reading “So how did you two meet…?” Part I

If you’re in love with a Greek…

You're in for it. I'm just kidding. But be prepared for a full emotional experience; because believe me, there is no such thing as a "bad" emotion in Mediterranean culture. That passion we watch on TV is one of the few things Hollywood has represented fairly accurate. Especially if you're Greek... enthusiasm and passion is… Continue reading If you’re in love with a Greek…