One of the joys of travelling is finding an exciting new city where you’d like to put down roots for a while. If you’re looking for a criteria, this will help. The latest results of the 2014 Economist Intelligence Unit Liveable Cities survey rank the best and worst liveable cities with Damascus at the bottomContinue reading “Best and worst liveable cities”
Read on for the great Greek book giveaway! Two British journalists decide to leave Scotland for Greece, with dog in tow. Just as the economic crisis hits hard. The challenging first year of the adventure, living in a remote hillside village, became a highly entertaining book, Things Can Only Get Feta (Bene Factum Publishing), whereContinue reading “Things Can Only Get Feta”
Gorgeous Greece expects another bumper season for tourism in 2014, with sporadic civil unrest unlikely to affect visitor numbers. Greece has a long and colourful history of protests and strikes, but these have become progressively fewer over the past 12 months. The pictures of violent protests in international media from downtown Athens understandably make travellersContinue reading “Greek tourism 2014 set to sizzle”
Greek food prices have dropped since the country buckled at the knees from the economic crisis. Here’s my list of the tastiest, best cheap eats in Greece.
This is how travel tests you. It challenges courage, resilience, tolerance and mocks your comfort zones. Which is a good thing.
10 reasons to visit Greece in the off season. It’s uncrowded, prices are cheaper, and the sun still shines.
Double Michelin star Spondi in downtown Athens has French haute cuisine menus and a romantic yet exuberant Greek style. It has a fine six-course menu for Christmas.
In coastal Athens the weekly Glyfada market is a kaleidoscope of colour, heady aromas, textures and tastes. It‘s all about shopping Greek and shopping local. With the locals!
Greek cafe culture is at the heart of summer in my adopted homeland. Everyone is keen to be outdoors to drink, eat, talk, and people watch, any time of day or night.
Atlantis Books is one of the most eclectic bookshops in the world with one of the most beautiful views on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini. Let’s browse.