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Athens

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Planet View: N37°57.918’ E23°43.559’ Street View: N37°57.918’ E23°43.559’ We spent three nights in Athens to explore Greece’s capital city, our last stop in Europe before making our way southeast to Australia.  On Saturday after a fantastic few days on Kerkyra we arrived to meet up with one of my childhood friends, Jim Staridas, who has […]

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Spiros Grammenos

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A few clips of Jimmy Staridas playing with Spiros Grammenos during our time in Athens. [kaltura-widget wid=”210gmhnufc” width=”600″ height=”515″ addpermission=”0″ editpermission=”0″ /]

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The Photographer

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We have received a few comments that there are not enough pictures of Sam on the blog.  Well, here are a couple pictures of the master photographer at work.  While I stick with my cute red point and shoot camera, Sam is kneeling on the ground, crouching into precarious spots and climbing over walls and […]

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Kerkyra (Corfu)

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Planet View: N39°35.191’ E19°49.175’ Street View: N39°35.191’ E19°49.175’ First off, a little explanation of the post’s title: most tourists know the island of Kerkyra by its tourist name, Corfu, which was instantiated because English-speaking tourists had trouble with the traditional Greek name of Kerkyra.  So if you’ve heard of Corfu before, it’s actual name is […]

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Santorini

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Planet View: N36°25.386’ E25°25.696’ Street View: N36°25.386’ E25°25.696’ Santorini is the southernmost of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, sitting just north of Crete smack in the middle of Greece and Turkey.  The island is the caldera of an active volcano, it’s well known for its sugar-cubed houses perched precariously on the cliff edge […]

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Wines of Santorini

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Santorini is one of the most well-known wine regions in all of Greece and home to the country’s only wine museum.  While touring the island on our four-wheeler, we drove past the museum which was located at Koutsoyannopoulos Winery.  The museum was very well done with an audio tour to accompany all of the displays.  […]

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Tariq and Andrea’s Wedding

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One of the main reasons for the portion of our trip that has taken us through Europe is Tariq and Andrea’s wedding in Santorini.  They couldn’t have ordered better weather for the day, clear blue skies and not a hint of wind, a beautiful ceremony on the edge of the cliffs of Santorini.  They stayed […]

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Kalambaka and the Monasteries of Meteora

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Planet View: N39°42.653’ E21°37.791’ Street View: N39°42.653’ E21°37.791’ Definitely one of the best places we’ve visited so far, Kalambaka is a small mountain town nestled amongst surrounding granite monoliths.  The surrounding peaks are home to a collection of orthodox monasteries, the way they are perched atop the rocks is an amazing sight.  One of the […]

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Thessaloniki

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Planet View: N40°38.559’ E22°55.879’ Street View: N40°38.559’ E22°55.879’ Whew, what a ride we had to get to Thessaloniki!  We caught an 8:30AM train from Sirkeci Station in Istanbul to the border town of Edirne.  In Edirne a Turkish police officer came through the train and collected everyone’s passports (we weren’t too keen on him taking […]

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