I've been finalising up my summer plans, aaaaannnnd... (drum roll....) I'M RETURNING TO CHINA! 😀 After spending all of last year studying and interning there, I'm super keen to go back again to catch up with old friends, visit all the places I somehow never got round to visiting, and satisfy my craving for Chinese … Continue reading Summer Plans Revealed!
I've just returned back from four days based in Athens, Greece, and thought I'd share my thoughts and top tips on the city. Initial Impressions I have to admit, initially I felt that Athens seemed like a standard European city but a bit grubby around the edges. Aside from the archeological sights and museums, there … Continue reading Athens – concluding remarks
The most popular day trip from Athens, Delphi was once considered the heart of Ancient Greece. Here, visitors could consult the oracle for advice about the future or make offerings to Apollo and Athena. It was also the site of numerous games, including the ancient Olympic Games and Pythian Games. I chose the easy option … Continue reading Day trip to Delphi
Just a short ferry ride from Athens is the island of Aegina, famous for its pistachios, ancient temple, and beautiful scenery. I gave myself just half a day to enjoy the highlights of this island, although if you have more time a full day would be more relaxed and give you chances to explore further. … Continue reading Aegina Island
The suburban port of Athens, the main attractions drawing visitors here are the ferries to various Greek islands. However, it's not an unpleasant place to spend an hour waiting for the ferry. It's easiest to get the metro to Piraeus, from where it's just a two minute walk to the ferry ticket offices and terminal. … Continue reading Piraeus
This fantastic museum contains pottery, sculptures, and other artefacts found in and around the Acropolis site. They are accompanied by detailed information and labels (Greek and English only) to enable visitors to place the items in context. These artefacts in themselves make the museum worth visiting, enabling you to admire their details and artistry up … Continue reading Acropolis Museum
Every hour at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens, the guard changes. While most of the time this is a straightforward affair, every Sunday at 11am they put on a more official/ tourist-y spectacle. I just got there in time to see the guards and marching band coming down the Main Street in front … Continue reading Athens: Changing of the Guard