Medieval Rhodes is beautiful. My favourite thing about this gothic city, however; is that it's all but impossible NOT to get lost. No new world grid construction here, no straight Roman roads. Within the 4-km city wall, there are hundreds of little streets that don't [...]
Camp Sounio, Greece 16 September 2016 Camp Sounio I've been teaching conversational English today. And hearing stories of the dreaded crossing from Turkey in little dinghies, filled to the brim and then some. About having to stand up in the boat during rogue waves, while [...]
Ah Greece! Looking out my window this grey November afternoon, with the heat not properly working yet in my new office ...sigh. One can always dream. 'Hang on', you ask... 'that photo above, where is the azure Aegean sea? The white-washed houses with blue domes? [...]
Sappho is celebrated as a Lesbian poet. And of course she was - as is every inhabitant of Lesbos, man or woman. But was she also a lesbian?
Welcome! I'm happy to host this edition of the Carnival of Cities. After publishing the 18 May 2011 edition on Perceptive Travel Blog, Sheila Scarborough handed the baton to me. Without further ado, here's a virtual tour of some of the world's wonderful cities. Travel [...]
It's my great pleasure to host the 10th Lonely Planet Blogsherpa Blog Carnival. For this edition, I asked my fellow bloggers: Which is your favourite place on earth? Is it a country, a city, a village, a beach, a hut, a mountain, a hotel? Do [...]
The Macedonian naming dispute: How Greece and Macedonia battle over the name Macedonia. And over the nationality of Alexander the Great.