Somewhere in Santorini

Greece travel stories

Arrived in Athens

The eagle has landed in Athens, namely me. To be honest my expectations were low -- I have heard some very mixed reviews. From my end, I always question why people don't like a particular place. What is it exactly that bothers them? Is it the food, customs, hotels? In...

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On the Road to Delphi

It became a game. I would zoom out my camera lens and try to get a good close-up of these odd little churches that sat on the road. When I say "little church," I mean little churches. They say upon posts and were no more than a few feet high and less than that wide...

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Considerations for Taking a Tour

This is my first tour group. It is a far different experience than I expected. Here are a few musts to consider as I sit here in a small cafe in Olympia Greece. By the way, Pompei, Italy is one of the most indescribable places I have ever been. Wake up calls -...

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Vote for the New 7 Wonders

In what could be the largest vote ever, the world will soon choose the New Seven Wonders of the World to stand alongside the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World. In January, the New7Wonders committee, chaired by Dr. Federico Mayor, selected 21 finalists out of the 77...

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Smithsonian Journeys for the Summer of 2007

Washington, DC, November 15, 2006 "“ Lifelong learning adventures for the whole family will get a boost in Summer 2007 as Smithsonian Journeys goes on location around the world with its well-crafted series of inter-generational learning vacations. Led by expert...

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Greece, What Most Guidebooks Miss

In May, '06 I visited a portion of mainland Greece and some of its islands. The literature available talked much about the ruins and some about the history. What I found missing were cultural explanations, the sort of information that a Greek would take for...

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BikeToursDirect’s line-up for 2006

Chattanooga, TN, January 2006 -- BikeToursDirect, the one-stop resource for European bike tours, has unveiled its 2006 schedule of European bike tours with more than 150 cycling adventures in 27 countries. By working directly with local bike tour operators in Europe,...

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