In search of a second hostel in Athens...

I eventually participated in the 'free' breakfast I spoke of in a previous post consisted of hard boiled eggs and bread rolls with tea or coffee. Not bad but I needed more so the search was on       for my first crepe of the trip so far. ...

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Exploring Athens: Part 1

Travel authors tend to propose an optimum amount of time to spend in a city, typically ranging between 1 and 3 days. Whilst this might be  applicable to holiday-makers, it doesn't really apply to me. As we know, I am not tied by the same time constraints and therefore my approach also offers me a slower pace meaning I don't have to try and cram in the vast amount of attractions within the suggested time-frame often ...

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Day 2 in the backpacker house

So what was my first night's stay in a hostel really like? Well, once the initial shock of adapting to my surroundings wore off, I found it quite easy to drop the slightly snobby attitude.        On closer inspection, everything was really quite clean and tidy. (As people spotted and commented on in yesterday's post). The dorm had an AC unit, the radiator was pumping out some good heat and the bed ...

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My inaugural backpacker experience

I've had a strangely pleasant 24 hours but for someone who claims to be super-organized, would you believe that I could turn up in Greece (night time I might add) not knowing where I was staying???       Well, that's actually what happened... Various important document print-outs were one of my many remaining tasks I planned on doing the day before I departed but it transpired the lads had other plans and throu ...

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My first destination – now revealed

Although not quite the suspense of ‘Who killed Lucy Beale?’ - I think I’ve done an OK job at generating some intrigue to the whereabouts of my first port of call................................   A handful of you suspected I would go straight to Australia or New Zealand. I mean, really…!?Geographically speaking, there is so much of the World situated before reaching those juggernauts. Might I ...

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