“This is ‘Greek Firewater’, it is like Raki” says the lady behind the table. I watch her carefully place my glass under the huge bottle and slowly turn the small pewter faucet. The yellow liquid, looking disturbingly like urine, dribbles … Continue reading
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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~George Eliot I love autumn, but as it turns out, I am unwittingly flying about … Continue reading
Santorini is an adjective-rich environment. Words like stupendous, splendiferous, astounding, monumental, breath-taking, and wonderous could all be used (sometimes several to a sentence) to describe what might be the most beautiful island that I have ever been to. It is … Continue reading
Ah, the beach – the quintessential vacation spot. A place to relax, soak up the sun, and drink alcohol all day without judgment. For the twenty-something partygoer, a beach vacation takes very little planning. Pack a bikini, cut-offs, and flip-flops. … Continue reading
The locals on Antiparos hate it if you mistakenly refer to their island as part of their bigger and more well-known older brother Paros. “Antiparos has nothing to do with Paros” they say, “we are totally different.” Conversations like this … Continue reading
Pireaus is Greece’s main port and the gateway to the Islands. Arriving here on Saturday we looked out the taxi window and wrinkled our noses at the run-down buildings, disheveled appearance and itinerant, unkempt people who seemed to frequent every … Continue reading