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Eating in Athens on a Culinary Backstreets walk

Hi Frugalistas!  I’ve already written about our infamous visit to the Athens Central Market, but there was far more to our Culinary Backstreets walk in central Athens.  Starting with breakfast, we ate, walked, talked, photographed and ate even more around central Athens with our guide, the lovely Despina.  Join me on a feast of food […]

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Friday foto: Visiting the Benaki Museum in Athens

Stunning religious art at the Benaki Museum in Athens. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, it’s hard not to enjoy the icons and other religious art in this beautiful cultural museum. The Benaki makes a great break from ancient ruins and statues #travel #traveldaily #travelgram #TBEX #athens #greece #religion #religious #art #ThisIsAthens #traveldaily #instatravel #instadaily #traveladdict […]

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blue door and pink bougainvillea Anafiotika, Athens

Anafiotika: a Greek Island in the foothills of the Acropolis

Hi Frugalistas!  When I visited Athens recently I was disappointed that I didn’t have time to fit in a visit to the Greek Islands.  I’d sailed in the Cycladic Islands many years ago and had fond memories of those glorious blue and white houses festooned with bright bougainvillea and geraniums.  Then upon studying my guidebook […]

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courtyard of a Greek Orthodox church

frugalfirstclasstravel: my latest Instagram photo

This is the exterior of the little church I featured earlier this week. Greek Orthodox churches are often very small, and tucked away in tiny corners of Athens. This little one had such a pretty courtyard that was so inviting we had to go inside and have a look…..#travel #greek #greece #Athens #church #courtyards #travelgram […]

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Trays of giblets and pork

The day four travel bloggers became celebrities in the Athens Central Market

Hi Frugalistas!  When it came time to organise my Culinary Backstreets walk in Athens I thought it might be nice to share the experience with some foodie friends.  So the team at A Taste of Travel Blog, and Vanessa from Turnipseed Travel eagerly put their hands up to join me.  The day started off quietly at […]

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Religious art in a Greek Orthodox church

My latest Instagram photo

#greek orthodox #churches are dark but beautifully decorated. Although I’m not religious I love religious art and its mysticism #Athens #greece #ThisIsAthens #religion #art #travel #travelgram #traveldaily #traveladdict #instalove #instamood #instadaily #instatravel #igers #igdaily #iglover #igathens #blog #picoftheday #photooftheday

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Good enough to eat

Friday fotos: Athens fruit and vegetable market

Hi Frugalistas!  A more “gentle” Friday fotos this week as we visit the Athens central fruit and vegetable market.  Like many European cities fruit and vegetable stalls and small markets are dotted around the city in Athens.  As part of our Culinary Backstreets walk we visited the slightly larger produce market directly across the street […]

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What to do when your travel plans don't go as planned

What to do when your ship doesn’t come in: the day I didn’t go on a cruise with MSC cruises

Hi Frugalistas!  I was thrilled to be invited to join a pre-TBEX day sponsored by MSC Cruises on one of their ships in Athens.  The plan was that we would spend the day on the ship while it was docked in Athens as part of a cruise from Venice to Istanbul.  I had great plans about what I wanted […]

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fish stall in the Athens fish market

Friday fotos: the Athens meat and fish market

Hi Frugalistas! Armed with my new camera, and some wonderful photos from Athens I’m bringing Friday fotos back for a new series.  First up, the Athens meat and fish market.  A word of warning though - the meat market is very, well, meaty.  A far cry from shopping in your local supermarket.  So if you don’t like meat […]

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Travel blogger packing list revisited

Real life one bag travel: travel blogger’s packing list in practice

Hi Frugalistas! I’m just off the plane from Athens and the big travel blogging conference, TBEX.  What a time!  Lots of old friends to catch up with, lots of online friends to meet face to face, and lots of new friends made.  The conference was fantastic – I’ve come back with so many ideas.  And […]

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