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Looking up Areopagus (Mars) Hill to the Acropolis of Athens

Athens, October 2016

Our next stopover after Crete was the Greek capital, Athens. This sprawling city is a mess of traffic and pedestrians crowding the footpaths and streets. Walking was difficult, so we took taxis most places.

After our plane touched down, I organised a ride into the city using the Welcome Pickups service as I thought it would be a good way to get an introduction to the city from a local. Our driver-guide was Angie, a lovely young woman who talked a bit about the local scenes and gave some good tips on places to see while we were in Athens. Continue reading Athens, October 2016

Alpha beer in Plakias

Crete, October 2016

We left Milan with our bellies full of cheese and wine, headed to the island of Crete in Greece. Greece has been on our list of places to visit for ages, so we were glad to have the opportunity to spend a little while here.

A friend inspired me with the cooking classes she likes to take when travelling to new places. I think it’s a terrific way to meet a local or two and to learn something new. Food is so integral to culture so it’s a great point for getting into a new way of life. As a result, I booked us a cooking class at Vamos village where they held an afternoon class in an old olive oil mill. Continue reading Crete, October 2016