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Thai Massage 'Nuad' in Athens, Greece

Thai Massage in Athens

One weekday in the hot summer of 2017, I was invited by fellow members of the Travel Bloggers Greece team to experience a new Thai Massage place in the centre of Athens. **Despite any complimentary...
An Insider's Guide to Hidden Spots in Athens, Greece

An insider’s guide to visiting Athens

When you're gathered with your friends, discussing your next European trip and possible city break, and someone mentions 'Athens', what images does this throw up for places to visit? I'm guessing the Acropolis is the...
Come and visit Astypalea Island in the Dodecanese chain of Islands, Greece - LifeBeyondBordersBlog

The lesser known Greek island of Astypalea

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** As part of my research for the guidebook company Rough Guides, I am lucky to be able to discover places off the beaten track.  One...
What to pack for a Greek island holiday, in summer and autumn/fall

Greek island all round packing list

  **This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** **For a free downloadable PDF version of this post, click here.** Many people head to the Greek islands in the height of summer, when temperatures can...
Restaurant-Floating-on-the-Lagoon Grecotel Kos Thalasso Spa © Grecotel

Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso

Having travelled a fair bit around the Greek islands (and further afield), when having the opportunity to stay in luxury, I'd primarily stayed in small boutique hotels. I'd always been of the opinion that...
The pretty harbour of Kastellorizo island - Greece

The Sculptor of Kastellorizo – Greece

I'd travelled to Kastellorizo before for Rough Guides, and written about it here. In the post, I described why I wasn't too keen on the island, despite it being aesthetically beautiful.  Well, after my...
Symi Harbour - Symi Island - Greece

Symi Thea Hotel – Symi Island – Greece

Back in 2014, when I first started researching for Rough Guides, I had the opportunity to visit Symi, a small island with a lot of Venetian and Neoclassical architecture, in the Dodecanese chain of Greek...
Lindian Village - Rhodes - Greece

Lindian Village – Rhodes – Greece

Followers of my site will know that I am a big fan of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, especially Rhodes. Most of my posts written about Rhodes have tended to concentrated on the Old Town....
Karpathos island - Greece

Where to stay on Karpathos island

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** I recently wrote a post about things to do on the beautiful Greek island of Karpathos, in the Dodecanese chain of islands.  But obviously if...

Stop Press! On The Road Again

**This post includes affiliates links.  For more info, see here.** Hello everyone! Just a short note to let you all know that you'll not see a lot from me for the next few weeks - at...
Kos Castle

Knight’s Castle on Kos, Greece

**This post includes affiliate links.  For more info, see here.** When I visited Kos before, I wrote a post about things you can see and do on this large Dodecanese island.  I hadn't had the...
In Camera Art Boutique Hotel - Rhodes Old Town

In Camera Art Boutique Hotel – Rhodes, Greece

Most of you will have heard of Rhodes Island, Greece.  And followers of my blog will know that I blog about it frequently, mainly because I travel regularly to the chain of islands that...
Athens International Airport

Why I love Athens International Airport

Having travelled a fair bit, I've seen my fair share of the inside of airports.  Hell, back in the 90's, I even worked for about half a decade (that makes me sound old!) at...
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Begpacking in Europe. Trying to reserve judgement, but…

Today - a sunny spring April day in Athens, 2017...I came across a controversial and, to me, distressing sight: two lads 'begging' for money to fund their onward travels.  They were 'beg packers' who...

Best Places to spend Christmas in Europe

Everyone celebrates Christmas differently; some people return home to exchange presents with their families and wear tacky jumpers, others jet off on a festive holiday.  Whatever your plans for the holiday season - at...

Lake Bled and Ljubljana, Slovenia

Followers of my site will know that in September of 2016, I travelled to Slovenia for the first time where I stayed at Big Berry Luxury Landscape Resort and explored the Lahinja Krajinski Park....

Lahinja Krajinski Park – Slovenia

During my first trip to the Balkan country of Slovenia, where I stayed at the luxury landscape resort of Big Berry, I was afforded the opportunity to explore my surroundings a little more.  ...

Luxury landscape resort in Slovenia – Big Berry

In my time of travelling, I've never been to the Balkans.  I'd never visited Yugoslavia when it was a country and now divided into seven independent countries; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro,...

5 surprising cities in Europe for nightlife

We all know London and Paris offer an eclectic mix of entertainment for anyone looking to make the most of their evenings, but what about some of those overlooked gems across the rest of...
Geres National Park in Northern Portugal by Life Beyond Borders Blog

Geres National Park – Portugal

**Updated JUL17** **My trip was arranged for me by Oporto Tours, specialists in this region, in order for me to research for Rough Guides.  Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my...

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