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KALO CHIMONA, HAPPY WINTER: Back home in Greece, that of all your seasons.

Welcome to my Vespa, traveling to the island of Crete. Of the four seasons of Greece, we walk in the skies of her spring “Anoixi”, and its islands tell us the height of their splendor. The spring is that of the Greek dance of the goats, the “Kathari Deutera”, which takes place in the month of March in Skyros, or …

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WELCOME TO CRETE: We have a tour on a Vespa, and a week allows us to observe this island

Hello, welcome to Crete. We have a tour, and a week allows us to observe this island, traveling with my Vespa. As you see, I’m ready to go, and as for any my journey intriguing, also for this occasion I present myself dressed appropriately. What I wear is all about Marlboro Classic http://www.mcsapparel.com/en/corporate/,  a fashion house Italian lifestyle, and it …

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ENJOY: Olive, Origamo and thyme. Souvlakia, Barbounia and loukoumades. Simple and varied cuisine of Greece.

Athens and the Peloponnese, central Greece and the northern islands. They have the same flag, emblem, and you will hear an identical language, that Greek, but the Middle Eastern cuisine culinary he spread out small differences over a nation that believes it is important the “food miles to zero.” As you know, today we are in the island of Crete …

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GETTING STARTED: soft straps to your shoulder, remember to tie to your apron too, and eyes to see

He is called Finisterre 48, and accompanied me in all my travels. He is an indispensable friend, ready to offer to me clothes, food and first aid kit, but also something useful to orient myself. It has back and shoulder straps just to suit me, some outside pocket and also the hooks, and he guarantee to me a range of …

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WELCOME TO HELL: Santorini, where the smell beyond the grave is pleasant , and the taste is unforgettable

Welcome. Today we leave for the island of Thera, because that was the name the ancient Greeks gave to Santorini, the largest of the Cyclades archipelago. Even from a distance, when our ferry will approach to the volcanic island painted in gray, you will spot well  the upstream Prophitis Illas, but you must not forget that this is a volcano, …

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GREECE, AT HOME OF ARTEMIS AND APOLLO: The wonder in your eyes, the emotion in your heart

For your overnight stay, I recommend the small hotel Zorsis (www.zorzishotel.com), where you can sleep in beds Louis XV style, but I advise you to ask about one of its 10 rooms, one on the back, because it is from the terrace of that room you can admire the sky of your night on Mykonos. As you know, tomorrow we …

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TASTE OF GREECE: Léna Skrivanou at home, waiting for the moment of donuts with honey and ice cream.

Windmills and beaches, whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. Today, you’re with Meeting Benches in an airport greek archipelago of the Cyclades, but we will not have the time to talk about all the 56 islands (of which 24 are inhabited), and our curiosity will stop only at Mykonos, the island cosmopolitan and tolerant, one that welcomes thousands of visitors all …

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THE HOUSE IN THE HEART, THE HEART IN A HOUSE: Traveling with Meeting Benches, to see places and houses to return to.

Does anyone think that the house it is a place and a material structure, and others that it is a place of the mind. In both cases, however, we can agree that “the house” it is a container. Travelling the lands of the Italian Renaissance or in Andalusia, in an archipelago of Greece or in the heart of Australia, it …

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MY SPAIN: Let yourself be caressed by her charm, let us embrace by memories

Yes, it’s impossible not to love Spain. Sure, it’s highly unlikely that you do not notice that at the center of the Iberian Peninsula summers are very hot (and the winters are just as cold). For this reason, there is a remedy: I advise you to do, now, with me, the “Grand Tour of my Spain ” what I have …

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OUZO, CAFFE ‘GREEK AND LIQUOR KUMQUAT: Looking a treasure chest of valuable islands, on a cobalt blue sea

Among olive groves and cypress trees, a small archipelago in the Mediterranean has collected over the centuries – as well as in a mosaic – the memory of ancient Greece, Rome and Venice, but it also keeps fingerprints discussing France and England. Paxos and Ithaca, Kefalonia, Lefkada and Corfu, these are the names of its most precious gems. Inside the …

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