Eight Shots From Ermoupoli

One aspect of the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge that I’ve really enjoyed so far is that it’s provided a good opportunity to revisit photos that I haven’t looked at for quite some time. These photos of Ermoupoli are but one example of several that were hidden away on dusty external hard …

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Athens Ashes

You won’t find these in brochures from the Greek National Tourism Board. Received these pics today from my friend Valia in Athens, shot over the past few days in the Exarcheia neighborhood, the heart of the current unrest.  The city’s a mess. (This is her car on Sunday, below. Can …

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November pic(k)s

What do you think about when staring out into the open sea? This was taken on the Hellenic Seaways Nissos Chios, heading from Syros to Piraeus, one of about a dozen personal favorites shot in November. The rest of the set, shot on the island of Syros, Athens, Monte Carlo …

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Off Season: Syros Notebook II

Last Tuesday, The Guardian reported that the incoming president of The Maldives will implement a plan through which a portion of the Islands’ tourism revenue will be diverted into a fund set aside for the purchase of a new homeland should the archipelago disappear because of global warming. The threat …

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Athens

Attalos 29 Athinas Athens, Greece This is the view from the rooftop bar of the Hotel Attalos, just a few steps up from the sixth floor. Nice, no? As big cities go, the 48 EUR/night price is right. It’s two stars, which are enough if you don’t spend too much …

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Syros

Paradise Omirou 3 Ermoupolis, Syros, Greece There are plenty of accommodations similar to this in Ermoupolis, so little need to devote 30 seconds to Paradise. It’s a good rule to always be wary of a hotel that describes itself so immodestly, but to be fair, this was perfectly acceptable, simple …

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Cats, Sick Bags and Paradise: Syros Notebook

Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece — During a ride from Athens Airport to Mati, near Marathon, on Friday, I passed by several smallish packs of what appeared to be wild dogs. They were roaming aimlessly and lazily, on small patches of land, ignored plots of overgrown grass and dry brush that apparently …

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