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A hike to the Chauvet Cave

Horses panel in the Chauvet cave.

I am a big cave and rock paintings fan and I have hiked in some god-forsaken places in the Andes and South Africa to admire the remnants of whichever culture has left their marks on the rocks. The Chauvet cave has been described as a prehistoric Sistine chapel, forever closed to the casual visitor, but […]

Greek railways : a lament

Corinth station sign

For someone who loves train travel like myself, nothing is sadder than the cancelling of services and the ruination of railway stations. OSE, the National Greek Railways were the first victim of the Greek crisis and almost all but the most profitable of railway services were closed and went to dust. All international lines were […]