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Category Archive: Europe

May 02 2014

The Castle of Kavala

It was time to leave Xanthi but, since I had a late flight from Thessaloniki Airport back to London, I decided to stop off at Kavala for a few hours, having heard a bit about it. When I arrived in Kavala by bus, I walked to the seafront, looked to my left and saw the …

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Apr 25 2014

Hoopoe: The National Bird of Israel… in Greece

During a recent trip to Xanthi, I was fortunate to have the chance to explore some of the beautiful Rodopi Mountain Range National Park.  The diverse terrain provides habitat for a range of fauna, which includes numerous interesting birds, like this one. I have to say, I’m not a particularly good birdwatcher, but the mountain …

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Apr 18 2014

Shadow Art in Xanthi

I’ve been doing Foto Fridays for quite a while now and the reason why I started it was to highlight or showcase something from my travels that I find interesting, amusing etc. This week’s Foto Friday comes from my recent trip to Xanthi in Northern Greece.  While I was there, I visited the old town …

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Apr 11 2014

Travel Photo Roulette #77: Quirky

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who took part.  You can view the results here. If you’ve been reading my blog, which I’m sure you have :), you will have seen that one of my Foto Friday’s mentioned a competition I had entered and the photo I used. Well, it was for Travel Photo Roulette, which …

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Apr 07 2014

Discovering the Charm of Grasmere

I was in the Lake District recently, looking for a place to have some R&R (rest and relaxation), and to discover some lesser-known places.  The thing is, it proved to be quite a challenge.  Firstly, I was limited with where I could go because I didn’t have my car to get around and the Honister …

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Mar 31 2014

A Solo Hike to Easedale Tarn and Codale Tarn

The Lake District is definitely a mecca for hikers.  I saw them everywhere during my time in the Lake District: The Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, and Grasmere.  I like to do a bit of hiking myself but, as I knew nothing of the local hikes, I consulted the Internet.  As it turns out, there are tons …

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