This weeks Photo of the Week comes from one of my favourite cities in the world, Athens.
I LOVE Greece. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. The people are interested and interesting, the food is mouth-wateringly diving (and comfortingly alike to Egyptian food) and there is something a little bit different about it.
Granted, I haven’t explored much of Greece but when I tell you that every single place I have been in the country exceeded my expectations, I’m sure you will agree that it is somewhere to add to your bucket list.
I visited Athens about this time last year, for a travel blogging conference, and I travelled solo. I have travelled solo before, and loved it, but I was apprehensive; maybe I was out of practice? I couldn’t have been more wrong. I had the most amazing time, wandering around the city, finding cool little neighbourhoods and local cafes with the most insane Souvlaki and best of all — I enjoyed my own company. I annoyed myself a couple of times, but overall me and me were pretty good friends.
When I visited, Greece was feeling pretty raw from the financial crisis, riots and overall bleurgh-ness of the year and that was clear in some of the neighbourhoods. There was definitely a little grit, a little chutzpah, but my overriding feeling was of hope. If that sounds gushing and cheesy it’s because it is. Nobody was grumpy, I never encountered danger or felt unsafe.
The street art was prolific, and I snapped this scrawl on the wall near the Acropolis.
“Make Moussaka, Not War”…..#mantra, right?
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