Tag Archives: Athens
“Do I not like orange”, so said former England football manager Graham Taylor following a controversial and harrowing defeat at the hands of the orange clad Dutch in late 1993. Two years later the orange airline was born, 25-years ago yesterday in fact. They started out as an irritant to the established flag carriers and […]
Every first Sunday of a month it’s time to post a sunset picture. Here we have the cradle of civilisation bathed in a warm orange glow.
Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox calendar. A day of celebration for Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Serbs, Georgians, Armenians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and a host of others. Here are a few Orthodox cathedrals & churches that I have visited over the years. Χριστός ἀνέστη!
“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]
I have just returned from a week in my wife’s home city of Athens. Having visited dozens and dozens of times before, it is difficult to think of something new to do once reacquainting with family & friends has been accomplished. This time we had our great friend Hamish coming to stay for the weekend, […]
I share a loathing of taxis with the author of one of my favourite fellow bloggers, Andrew Petcher. A recent post of his inspired me to write this short piece. I find taxis to be over-priced at the best of times and my aversion to them has seen me get hopelessly lost on several occasions when […]
It is that time of year to reflect on travels undertaken this year and to look forward to what the new year will bring. All in all 2017 was very good travel wise. It started with a bang in January when I visited Cuba with Mrs Wilbur and regular travel buddy Hamish to celebrate Mrs […]
To mark the the 40th anniversary of her death, Athens is hosting a fabulous Maria Callas exhibition until 29th October at the Theocharakis Foundation situated on the corner of Vasilissis Sofias and Merlin, close to Syntagma Square. Born in New York but proudly Greek, Callas is one of the 20th Century’s true icons, the Audrey […]
For those of you celebrating Easter, I hope you enjoy the ceremonies & festivities. Here are a few Easter related pictures……