Athens, Greece – Roman Agora & Tower of Winds

An agora is a meeting place in ancient Greek city-states.  This agora was taken over by the Romans. The Tower of Winds is a Pentelic marble clock tower that functioned as a timepiece. S, xo Roman Agora The Tower of Winds

Athens, Greece – Aeropagus

The Areopagus is a big rock by the Acropolis that has a plaque of Apostle Paul’s Areopagus Sermon. This hill was once a court of justice where legend has it Ares was tried by the gods for murdering Poseidon’s son Halirrhothius. This rock offered a great view of Athens and the Acropolis! S,xo

Athens, Greece – Today’s Small Moments

Sunday, June 17th This day was a lazy morning of blogging then a thunderstorm/rainy  afternoon at the National Archaeological Museum. Here are the memorable moments during the day! Breakfast was bought at the corner cafe – a homemade cheese and ham pie!  DELICIOUS!!!! Zeus was at it again all day today making lightening and thunder…

Athens, Greece – A Greek Orthodox Mass

This morning I went to the 7:50am mass at the church I now know the name of: Ieros Naos Agiou Vasileiou, located just down the street.  As I settled in, I discretely tried to take pictures and capture a video.  I managed to capture three pictures and one video before I was greeted by the…

Athens, Greece – The Gods & Goddesses

When in Rome…oops, I’m in Greece….. I have always had an interest in Greek mythology, and now here I am in Greece!  While enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio of this Airbnb apartment and watching the sun rise on the Parthenon, I feel totally inspired to read up on the 12 Olympians. To…

Athens, Greece – Today’s Small Moments

Saturday, June 16th This morning on my way to the market I grabbed yet another yummy cappuccino from the cafe on the corner! An old house on Kallidromiou street that was the victim of a fire. A small, local shoemaker shop where I bought a pair of his leather sandals for 15EUR! Yesterday I walked…

Athens, Greece – Hadrian’s Arch and Temple of Olympian Zeus

Zeus was busy today on Mount Olympus making thunder that boomed loudly, with moments of heavy rain.  Not deterred after my morning’s successful trip to the Kallidromiou Market, rain and thunder/no rain and thunder, I was off to Plaka! I took the Metro to the Acropolis Station that would get me close to Plaka. I…

Athens, Greece – Saturday Morning Kallidromiou Street Market

Recommended by my Airbnb host as one of the best street markets in Athens, I walked the short distance to the Saturday morning Kallidromiou Street Market to check it out.  I wasn’t disappointed! The streets were freshly rinsed from the morning’s rain and thunderstorm.  The narrow street was filled with cart after cart of fresh…

Athens, Greece – Today’s Small Moments

Friday, June 15th My favorite bakery, I think translated is called Artisan. Today I was told the name of the pastry I enjoyed yesterday, and bought more of: Galaktoboureko!!! A church of unknown denomination because the signs were Greek to me!!  😉 My walk into Areos Park that lasted all of 2 minutes.  My danger…

Athens, Greece – Graffiti Street Art

As I walked among the labyrinth of small streets filling the neighborhood I’m staying in, all buildings seem to have some sort of graffiti or street art on it.  According to internet searches on what is the difference between graffiti and street art, the answer is intent. I don’t know the intent of the artists…

Athens, Greece – National Archaeological Museum

This morning I started my day with takeaway cappuccinos from the corner cafe and yesterday’s quiches purchased at a nearby bakery.  As I sipped my delicious morning kick-start, I opened my map of Athens, located my apartment in the middle of it….then mapped out where I wanted to go and how to get there. My…

Athens, Greece – Made It!!

After running into the unexpected, but expected varied traveling bumps that always happen no matter how prepared I am, I’m in Athens, Greece! When I arrived, it was smooth sailing through customs and gathering my luggage….to then discover the taxis were on strike today!  So, taking the Metro I was! With a map included in…

Al Maroona Beach

Michael and I headed out early this morning to Maroona Beach! We later discovered a hole, dug by an unknown to us creature!  What’s missing are tracks to the hole, so maybe a snake?  But how does a snake dig a hole? Can you find the crab in each picture? Life is a beach!!!!! S,…

Iftar With A Qatari Family

This was an evening I was truly looking forward to! One of Michael’s students, Jassim invited us for Iftar, the breaking of the fast during Ramadan.  We arrived in what I’m coming to learn, a middle class Qatari family’s home.  All Qataris are set with substantial financial security, but there is a continuum, and the…

The Entertainer Blogger Award!

I have been nominated for the Entertainer Blogger Award!! This means a lot to me as blogging is the only form of social media I am on, therefore I’m not ‘out there’, get noticed as many bloggers do because I’m not on Facebook, Instagram, etc…. I was so excited My Dusty Flip-Flops nominated me!!  I love…