Athens: A Few Final Postcards from a City of Contradictions

What exactly to say about Athens? In truth, it’s not my favorite city – nor is it, by any means, my least favorite. In parts, it’s a bit rough around the edges and dreary; in other parts, vibrant and colorful. It has magnificent monuments (arguably the most magnificent monuments of all, at least in Europe), amazing … More Athens: A Few Final Postcards from a City of Contradictions

Athens: Exploring the Plaka’s Culinary Backstreets

Upon returning from a trip, I always tend to gravitate toward that country’s cuisine for a while. And perhaps no country’s food has stuck with me quite the way Greek cuisine has; after my first trip in 2008, I became obsessed with all manner of Greek favorites: feta, spanakopita, moussaka, and more. While you can find … More Athens: Exploring the Plaka’s Culinary Backstreets

Travel Notes: Athens

Every Wednesday, I plan to post a look back at a place I’ve traveled, including some favorite photographs and memories. Today’s post is from my graduation trip to Greece in summer 2008. Visiting Athens, and Greece in general, was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. Athens startled me a bit at first, because … More Travel Notes: Athens