Planning a Mother - Daughter Holiday: Budapest, Madrid, Seville

Planning a Mother – Daughter Holiday: Budapest, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville

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My mother has wanted to return to Spain since her stopover in Madrid on the way to Greece 15 years ago. She...
Guiding Architects - Touring Beautiful Budapest - Provocolate

Guiding Architects – Touring Beautiful Budapest

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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

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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 Holiday Cookie (No Egg, No Dairy)

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Melomacarona - A Cookies for Christmas and New Year's in Greece Christmas is not Christmas without Melomacarona in Greece. These spice-scented, syrup- drenched cookies with...

Greece’s Holiday Butter Cookie- Kourabiedes are simple perfection

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Greece's International Classic Many 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

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"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

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Village Chic We 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

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Note- this post has some images of church frescoes you might find brutal and unnerving- I certainly did. Folkloric Beauty Nothing has prepared me for entering...

Greece in Autumn

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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

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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...