Only one hour from Athens, the island of #Kea remains a local secret – an Athenian weekend hangout and summer hideaway. An island that's close yet feels very far away.
Its ruggedness lures in the hikers. Its waters are a magnet for sailing aficionados. Its close proximity to the mainland makes it accessible for those who want to spend a few days in Athens but also explore a nearby island and enjoy some beach time. Its climate makes it a perfect spot for a late sun destination come September.
You know I LOVE #Athens...right? I decided to pull together this huge resource and guide to the city, since it deserves more than the one or two days it is normally given by visitors. This is a post I will keep adding to as I find more things now that I live here, and I have lots more stories coming your way.
The compact island of #SriLanka in the Indian Ocean remained off-limits while civil war raged for 26 years from 1983 to 2009 and a devastating Boxing Day tsunami hit in 2004.
Safe, accessible and slowly brushing off the image of conflict, Sri Lanka is an open island of everything - from pristine beach lowlands and tea hill highlands, ancient ruins and UNESCO World Heritage sites, wildlife in safari lands and whale watching shores, and an incredible cultural and culinary scene.
As a visitor you will soon learn how different the country is on the ground to how it is portrayed in the political press.
Known for its finely crafted beers, Franconia has the highest number of breweries per square metre in Europe. Here, beer is more than ‘downing a quick pint’ or drinking according to popular brand. The clinking of the litre-full ceramic beer stein in a centuries old setting is a way of life – a cultural and social experience that has come to define German tradition.
Check out my adventures in historical #Bamberg (where monks first brewed the liquid gold), through the villages of 'Franconian Tuscany' and at the street parade and hillside beer taverns of the Annafest Beer Festival in #Forchheim.