Athens: Metropolitan Cathedral & Mikri Mitropoli

Entrance to Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. Map of Plaka Athens Things to Do

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens is the church of the Archbishopric of Athens, and all of Greece.    Construction on the cathedral became in 1842, and it took three architects and 20 years to complete. The church used parts of 72 other churches, both derelict Byzantine churches, and churches razed for archaeological reasons, in it's … Continue reading Athens: Metropolitan Cathedral & Mikri Mitropoli

Turbulent Musings

The plane suddenly drops, leaving my stomach three to five feet above my head, then lifts just as suddenly, and then the right wing lowers a bit and we all seem to slide down to the right before it bumps back up again. It’s going to be one of those flights.

Schnitzel off Khao San: Shoshana Restaurant

As we left Wat Pho, our friend had an idea for what he assured us would be a great, inexpensive lunch:  Shoshana Restaurant.  He was also confident this was easily walkable.  Ok, the first part was quite true - yummy lunch.  No arguments there.  The second part... well, let's say that it can be walked, from … Continue reading Schnitzel off Khao San: Shoshana Restaurant

Sunset Dinner, Koh Kood Thailand

After the excitement of our Klong Chao waterfall experience, we had some well-earned downtime.  Most of our time on the sailboat was actually motor propelled, travelling from island to island.  But on this evening, we took some time to purely sail, including some time with the 1980 Christopher Cross hit 'Sailing' wafting through the boats … Continue reading Sunset Dinner, Koh Kood Thailand

Thailand: Hitchhiking Koh Kood with Kids!

Our journey up the river was intended to bring us to the road where taxis pick up passengers, and our goal was a little waterfall about a kilometer and a half from where we were.  So, we arrived at the "intersection" and found... very little traffic.  And very little intersection. And the signage was... less … Continue reading Thailand: Hitchhiking Koh Kood with Kids!