Postcard from Greece, Bring on the dancing Girls of Ammouliani

First impressions are not always accurate ones. Initially there may not seem there is much to do on the small island of Ammouliani, in Greece just off the coast of Halkidiki near Ouranoupolis. It requires a short ferry ride from the mainland and tourists are greeted by a typical small Greek resort. The town has several hotels, restaurants and taverns …

Postcard from Greece; A dreamy bay

A small bay in the Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece provides a dreamy scene at twilight. Discovered after watching the sunset at one of the beachside bars with an excellent caprinhina which was a great way to end the day and my stay at the resort. Strolling back to the hotel however this pretty little bay caught my eye and …

New Hotel, Athens – Boutique style, Big Hospitality

The New Hotel is certainly aptly named for now, only opened in July of 2011 near Constitution Square in Athens. When I visited it had been open just four months. First impressions are of a very stylish boutique hotel, with some very cool artistic touches around the lobby area and in the rooms. The reception team were both professional and …

Adventures in Budget Travel – Calculating the Risk Factor

“Finding adventures; My comfort zone is being outside of the comfort zone” The activities of hitch-hiking, Couchsurfing, tripping, staying in hostels, camping or sleeping in a hammock do not suit all. There are safety and hygiene risks attached to some and those more comfortable with a luxury spa than a bowline may still prefer to book adventures with Thomas Cook. …