Greferendum Week – Daily Life in Athens 2015

Life in pre-Greferendum athens 2015

This last week in Greece has been one of the most important in its history. Will it leave the Euro or won't it? Whose fault is it? I am not going to go into the ins and outs of this though. There are many more, better informed people than me who can do that after all! Instead, I am going to give an account of my day to day observations made during the run up to the Greferendum.  To be honest, the above picture sums up the reality of the last week. This is the image and the memory that will stay strongest with people. Forget Syriza, Varoufakis, Tsipras, and whoever the credible … [Read more...]

Athens War Museum – An Athens Museum Guide

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This week's #museummonday feature is the Athens War Museum. Housed in one of the more unusual looking buildings in Athens, it is spread out over four floors, and exhibits weapons and memorabilia connected with the Greek Armed Forces. The museum is not hard to find. It's the place with all the artillery and planes outside it. No tanks though, which I found slightly disappointing. Its actual address is Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, Greece, and the closest metro station is Evangelismos. The current opening hours are between 09.00 and 19.00 in the summer, and until 17.00 in the winter. … [Read more...]

Reece Gledhill – Cycling Around the World

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Adventure cyclist Reece Gledhill set off from the UK earlier this year on his around the world cycle ride. It's a journey that I have been following with some interest, and one which I feel definitely deserves greater attention. So, I thought a brief Q and A session would help you all to get to know him, and hopefully follow his bicycle touring journey along with me. Reece Gledhill - Cycling Around the World Q1. Why did you decide to cycle around the world? While cycling around New Zealand for a month I passed a guy with a sign on his bike that said he was riding around the world. … [Read more...]

Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments in Athens

Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments in Athens

This week, I feature the Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments / The Fivos Anoyanakis Collection Centre of Ethnomusicology as my #museummonday travel blog post. As this is a bit of a mouthful, I will refer to it as the Music Museum from now on! Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments This is a museum which seems to go by many names. The plaque outside clearly says the "Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments | The Fivos Anoyanakis Collection Centre of Ethnomusicology". Most of internet-land seems to call it the "Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments". Some Greeks call it … [Read more...]

Liebster Award – Dave’s Award Winning Travel Blog!

Liebster award

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by travel bloggers Prue and Becky of straightondetour.com. (You should definitely check their travel blog out as soon as you have read this article!) The Liebster award is basically a way of bloggers recognising fellow bloggers for their efforts. Nominations are made, and when accepted, you answer some questions, before nominating some other bloggers. Basically, it is like a very big chain letter! So, without further ado... Liebster Award Questions Q1 "What’s the worst thing you have ever eaten whilst travelling?" A1 - I've had a go at … [Read more...]