Greece

he's healthy, but I'm not sure he's ever been happy! 
It's Cranky Duck!
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What Is Agritourism Anyway?

Agri-tourism. Agro-tourism. Potato. Potato. It’s a phrase you hear a lot, and maybe you’re unsure of it’s connotations. That’s okay!  If you’re like me you might have imagined agritourism as a schoolbus full of kids going to the miserable local farm where they see some animals and forget about the experience by the time they…

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Hotel Review: Tsikeli in Kastraki, Greece

Arriving to the small city of Kalambaka by bus, we stepped down and paused at the sight of the towering stones. “We have to walk up those?” As intimidating as it looked, we carried on , dragging our backpacks toward the even tinier city of Kastraki, about 1.5 km down the road. The views are…

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Leaving Olympia, Greece Breaks My Heart

I will miss the sound of the checkers clacking on the worn wooden backgammon board, the laughter of the children playing tag in the streets, the sun sifting itself through the leaves of the elm at Tops cafe, and the sight of Katerina bumming cigarettes from tourists. This is my Olympia, and I will always return here and find exactly what I left- because it is intangible.

Oracle of Delphi, Greece UNESCO
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The Center of the World – Delphi, Greece

I’ve long believed I was the center of the world (or universe) and last week, I was actually correct! That is, of course, if you abide by the Greek mentality that long held Delphi to be the center of the world. This is the place where mankind was supposed to be the closest to God, to…

Don’t Drink the (Holy) Water

He says “oh good, this is holy water and my mother was afraid you would throw it away because you don’t understand what it is. We must bring this to her, it is very important!” Then I look at him rather sheepishly and tell him I drank the water, but refilled it with tap water- and would she know the difference?

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