Tag Archives: Greece

Hot time, summer in the city

In general, I don’t love cities–the crowds, the noise, the pollution. Plus, most of my travels are during the month of August. Walking on city pavement in Morocco when it’s 125 degrees F out or in Thailand when the humidity … Continue reading

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When the lights flicker on at the Parthenon

In the presence of the Parthenon, disappointment stabbed me. Finally in Athens, I climbed the hill to the Acropolis in the extreme heat of the afternoon. I passed through the ornate gate, and, lifting my eyes toward this majestic temple … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone Shake-Up: Stories and Tips from Around the Web

“You gotta shake it up, baby!” Since I started blogging, I’ve been trying to get myself out of the whole “too timid and squeamish” thing by getting out of my comfort zone. For this post, I wanted to feature the … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Greece

For “What I Ate Wednesday,” I wanted to give you an idea of the food I enjoyed during my vacation in Greece. I loved the food — plenty of ripe, luscious fruits, lots of salads with vividly red tomatoes and … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday (Greece edition)

For Scavenger Hunt Sunday, I selected photos from my recent vacation in Greece. For the photo scavenger hunt, I needed to take photos related to the following five prompts. 1. Geometry Church ceiling, island of Kythnos 2. Brushstrokes I was … Continue reading

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Something fishy about this pedicure

Having fish nibbling at my toes wasn’t the strangest part of the experience when I got a pedicure on Mykonos during my vacation in Greece. By now, I imagine people all over the world have shown a picture of my … Continue reading

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Vacation in Greece

As we got off the subway in Athens, we glimpsed the Parthenon sitting atop the Acropolis. We had a great view of it glowing in the distance from our hotel’s pool deck, too. When we climbed to the top of … Continue reading

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