SleepPhones Wireless Headphones : Bluetooth Headphones Review

sleepphones wireless headphones

Just before leaving for Athens, I was given a pair of SleepPhones Wireless Headphones to try out. Although they are marketed as something to help people get better sleep, I could see that they might be quite useful for bicycle touring and travel. So, once I had settled in after 3 days in Athens, I tested the SleepPhones bluetooth headphones out to see what I thought. SleepPhones Wireless Headphones : A Bluetooth Headphones Review Out of the packaging, the headphone band itself is deceptively simple looking. In fact, it reminded me very much of the sort of thing that Jon McEnroe might have … [Read more...]

Love, Death and Greek Food – Valentines Day in Athens

I love the Cycladic Art Museum

Love, Death and Greek Food - "OK Briggs, what's this blog post about then?" I hear you ask. The short, uninteresting version is this is what I got up to on Valentines Day. Honestly, the longer version is much more interesting. Well, maybe a little bit at any rate. But don't take my word for it, read on!! Love It's Valentines Day, and in my book, nothing says love like a fried breakfast. I know, and they say romance is dead!! The only problem being, we had none of the required ingredients in the house.┬áDuring some avid research into where to get a good cup of tea in Athens though, a cafe … [Read more...]

3 Days In Athens

Dave Briggs after 3 days in Athens

I've been in Athens for just under a week now, and thought I would write a brief travelogue post to keep you all informed. I'm nice like that! The first 3 days in Athens were a bit of a roller-coaster ride, with so many new things going on at once. This started from leaving my house back in England, organising a few additional things on the way to Gatwick in the car, and finding I only had five pounds in in my pocket at the airport. I had to make a quick choice between a beer or a McDonalds. Which do you think won out?   3 Days in Athens Apart from the excitement of arriving in … [Read more...]

Moving Abroad – Leaving Home, Leaving England

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It's my last day in England, and tomorrow I am moving abroad to Greece. You've probably read some of the other travel blog posts I've written about it, and if you haven't, you should go and do that right now! This post then, is more about what I intend to do when I am there in terms of work, and other practical matters. Moving Abroad - Finding Work in Greece This is going to be a tricky one! The crisis (which gets mentioned in every other conversation), has led to an incredibly high unemployment level in Greece. Jobs are scarce, especially for someone that currently speaks no Greek, and … [Read more...]

An Interesting Time To Move To Greece

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It looks like I have chosen an interesting time to move to Greece! With the general election sweeping out the old order and ushering in the new, there is a strange mix of hope and uncertainty in the air. Can the anti-austerity party Syriza deliver on their promises? Will Greece default on debt payments if they can't renegotiate them? If they do, will they be forced out of the Euro and revert back to the Drachma? More importantly (from a completely selfish point of view), what does this mean for one Dave Briggs and his plans to move to Greece in a couple of weeks time?!? An Interesting … [Read more...]