Lifestyle and culture

Lifestyle and culture

Al Hammam Turkish Baths – Athens

When the Travel Bloggers Greece were invited to the newly opened Al Hammam Turkish Baths at the end of September 2016, you can imagine that we jumped at the opportunity!  Disclosure: the treatments were...

Impact Hub – Athens

You're a travel blogger, a remote or location independent worker. You're coming to Athens, Greece for a short or mid-period of time and whilst you may've rented a great AirBNB apartment to base yourself,...

Top 10 Posts of 2015

Hello and happy holiday season for 2015!  To all regular and new followers of Life Beyond Borders, I thank you for your support.  Here, I give you a round up of the top 10...

Photo of the Week – Christmas Lights in Athens

This week's Photo of the Week is a Christmassy theme - with several photos and a video to watch.  24th November 2015, the Christmas lights were turned on and the Christmas tree lit in...

China Meets Greece at Grecotel Pallas Athena

Saturday 16th May 2015 saw another coming together of the Travel Bloggers Greece to meet new members and exchange ideas. This time, we were hosted by Grecotel Pallas Athena Hotel again, and treated to the...

Vorres Museum – Athens

Located in six acres of lush gardens in Paiania, near Athens Airport, the Vorres Museum was founded in 1983 by Ian Vorres in order to promote Greek art and culture through a diverse range...

Celebrating Cretan Art and Food

Sunday 15th March 2015 saw another Travel Bloggers Greece meet up to discuss and share ideas, how we can positively promote Greece and work together.  This time we were invited to Grecotel Pallas Athena...

Artist Mathew Halpin talks politics & Greece through his amazing art

Who is Mathew Halpin? His short bio from his site  describes him as: “…an Australian visual artist and qualified theater set designer. His theater work had him designing in opera, short films, dance and plays. Mathew...

Travel Bloggers unite – in Greece!

Sunday 25th January 2015 is an important day in Greece with the elections, but for me, Sunday 18th January 2015 was the most important.  Why?  Because it was the first Travel Bloggers Greece meeting,...

Portes Magazine – a piece of Greece

I heard about Portes Magazine through a friend of a friend, but wasn’t entirely sure about its background or what to expect. So when I was offered the chance to interview one of its...

Art in Athens

Athens has a thriving arts scene. It's taken me about five years of living here to slowly become immersed into it.  It's not that I dislike art - but it took me a while to...

Beekeeping in Athens

Would you like to come and see my bees? a friend asked me.  No, it wasn't a pick-up line, my friend genuinally has bees on a small mountainside in Melissia, a suburb to the north...

An oasis in Athens city on a hot day

A glorious 28 degrees today - but I am in the middle of the city! I love the southern beaches, but they're a bit too far to venture out to by the time I...

Filming with Jason Flemyng in Greece

Mate, I'm so sorry! exclaims Jason Flemyng as he exits the Arrivals Hall at Athens airport.  Before I can start to feel nervous, he plants a matter-of-fact kiss on the top of my head (not...

Garage sales come to Greece

The concept of garage / yard sales is a novelty in Greece.  So when four Greek friends joined forces to introduce "Prathinai" (to be sold) - I was intrigued. Here you can read more about...

Caring for the animals of Athens

Followers of my site will know that I occasionally become involved in animal charity work, especially if it's to do with cats as I adore my cat Felicity. Saturday 15th March 2014 saw me attending...

A journey on behalf of “The Journey”

Busy day for Bex today in Athens!  Yes, the release of (some) of the posters for The Journey CrowdFunding event to be hosted in Athens were released and off I trotted to distribute around...

“What I Heard About the World” in Athens

What a great way to round of the first month of 2014!  I headed off to a very artsy venue in Athens called BIOS.  It's a great venue as it has various different rooms...

Smart Life Coaching – a Turk in Athens

Remember my 2014 interview with this lovely Turkish expat in Athens?  She's a Life Coach - and she's offering the same deal as last year! (scroll down for more information).  Contact her for more...

Hair, Make-up & photoshoot in Athens

What fun times can be had when you live in such an eclectic city such as Athens, Greece! (And when you utilise Facebook properly).  Let me explain: I belong to a Closed FB group for...

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