Learning Greek on Syros

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Back in January a friend of Vicky’s (thanks again Anastassia!) told me about a little-known EU-funded programme that promotes adult education throughout Europe. I took a closer look at the courses offered under the Grundtvig Programme  (well worth a look by the way) and saw an all expenses paid 10-day Greek course on an island […]

Escape from Alcatraz


We only had a couple of days to spend in San Francisco, so as soon as we had crossed the Bay Bridge we headed straight to Alcatraz – the main attraction that we both wanted to see. We originally wanted to get on the spooky night tour, but it was booked out – so we […]

Can you guess where this is?

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Can you guess where this is? It must be a greek island somewhere, right? Wrong! Here’s a clue: You wouldn’t believe it but this little place is hidden in the middle of Athens! It’s the Anafiotika, a tiny little neighborhood right under the Acropolis. It was built by workers form the island of Anafi (hence the […]