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Guiding Architects – Touring Beautiful Budapest

One of the great things about the Mediterranean lifestyle is that you can so easily slip away from it for a quick, strong dose...

Mediterranean New Year’s Resolutions for a Joyous 2018

This western custom of chastising ourselves for having a fabulous time over the holiday season by making New Year's resolutions is a terrible idea....

Melomacarona- Greece’s classic (and vegan) holiday cookie

Christmas ClassicChristmas is not Christmas without Melomacarona in Greece. These spice-scented, syrup- drenched cookies with hints of orange and honey (the "Melo" in the...

Greece’s Holiday Butter Cookie- Kourabiedes are simple perfection

Greece's International ClassicMany cultures have some version of Kourabiedes- Mexican wedding cakes, Russian tea cakes, Swedish tea balls, Viennese crescents. The reason there are...

Ktima Kourtis- Wine Tasting in the foothills of Mt. Olympus

"Never have I raised so many delicious glasses of wine in 48 hours."This, without irony and without drama, is my response to the question: "But...

Sophisticated Litochoro- Authenticity and Elegance at Mt. Olympus

Village ChicWe are just into our first course at Gastrodromio- basically, bean soup and some anchovies- when someone says "Why is this guy not in...

Fear and Grace in Archangel

Note- this post has some images of church frescoes you might find brutal and unnerving- I certainly did.Folkloric BeautyNothing has prepared me for entering...

Greece in Autumn

Of course Summer gets all the attention. It is undeniably spectacular. However, autumn in Greece is one of the best autumns to be had...

Meteora- A Spiritual Landscape Like No Other

There's an expression in Greek- όνομα και πράμα- it means the name and the thing are one. Meteora means "suspended." Geologically and spiritually, it hovers somewhere...

The History of Everything

Living in Greece, with constant exposure and reference to history, has been a tremendous lesson in what I don't know. The thing with knowledge...