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A tale of Crime and Punishment on Skopelos

The church of Faneromeni, Skopelos Town, Sporades, Greece

I’m often surprised at the depth of history behind any small church in any village in Greece. Certainly in places like Spain, France or Germany they’d have a plaque or a board with a long historical exposition, a detailed brochure and maybe a trail leading up to it. In Greece, you’ll have to conduct your […]

Colmar: The Pearl of Alsace

Little Venice in Colmar

When I first tweeted “I think I’ve left the best till last. Colmar is absolutely stunning, surely the prettiest town in Alsace” I immediately received several tweets back agreeing with me. It seems no one who has been there can forget the experience. I mean, no city that has a neighbourhood called Little Venice can […]

Bizzare Cyclades

Gay or what?

Well, let’s have some fun. Enough of folk history, beach images and island art. There were moments in my Greek trip – which I have milked so much this summer – that made me laugh or strain my neck incredulously. First some odd signs. Let me elaborate: I first went to Paradise on Mykonos, when […]