When I was 9, our teacher gave us a writing task. We were to write a page about what we wanted to be when we grew up and talk about a person who was currently doing this job. I didn’t have think to think hard about it. I knew exactly what I wanted I be. A “boat driver” like my Gran, who I reckoned probably had the coolest job in the world. Continue reading
When in Greece act like the gods and indulge. Greek food is fresh, delicious and cheap. Along with plenty of Ouzo and moussaka, make sure you try every delicacy on this list.
I had a lot of mixed feelings about booking a holiday in Santorini. I wanted to visit the island more than anything and see the pretty blue domed churches and watch the sunset from the edge of the cliffs. But I also wanted to relax and was wary about the crowds that the island attracts in summer. So we booked in May, the shoulder season, crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. Well, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect time of year! Continue reading
“Now you are going to the real Greece!” proclaimed the man at the car rental agency, when I asked him for maps of Southern Greece and the Peloponnese along with the standard Athens map he had proffered. “Everyone, they go to the islands. But that is not Greece,” he added definitively. Continue reading
Our first few hours in Athens were a mistake. They occurred a whole 24 hours later than they should have. Deciding that sticking to our original travel plan was now almost useless, we made our way out of the airport towards the train into the city. Continue reading