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...
Kilkis - Greece’s Haiku Destination - Provocolate

Kilkis – Greece’s Haiku Destination

The depth of Greece’s beauty is astounding. Usually it’s bold, vibrant, unsubtle. But in the days of the first frosts under pearl gray skies,...

The Classic Hammam Experience in Thessaloniki

We do pay a little for the countless charms of urban Mediterranean life. It can be grimy- a dirt that seeps deeply into the...

The Shipbuilder of Lesvos

Timeless craftsman, timeless craft "How old would you say he is?" A simple question with a complex answer- sure, there must be a number, but...

Wine Tasting Basics in 5 Simple Lessons

Eumelia, this fabulous Bio-Dynamic universe I visited late last month, was so inspiring that ironically I have done pretty much nothing since then -...

The History and Art of Wine- Visiting the Gerovassiliou Vineyards

TerroirWe're gazing out over part of the sixty-three hectares of vineyard at Ktima Gerovassiliou. The sea lies beyond them, just out of sight.But it...

Skala Kallonis, Lesvos’ Classic Seaside Village

Beauty, Inside and OutAround this time last year, I was invited on the most unique blogging trip I had ever had. This dynamic woman...

In Volos, Drinking Tsipouro is an Art Form

I love it that the vagueness, the occasional freewheeling chaos of our little Mediterranean paradise disappears just where you'd expect it the most. It...

Visiting Ancient Dion- Sacred, Timeless, and Touching

Dion, sacred site of the Ancient world, is worth preparation and study, and time to devote to it.   We have none of that- We are...
Ouzo, Greece's classic aperitif: How to Drink it (and Why)

How to Drink Ouzo (and Why)

For the uninitiated, ouzo teeters precariously between “classic” and “cliche.” The drink is not to blame- drunk properly, it's a clean, fresh taste of...